The week has started off a little wet as a trough of low pressure is driving an area of rain showers and isolated thunderstorms east across Central and East Texas. Unfortunately, with limited atmospheric dynamics in place, rain amounts have been very low. According to LCRA’s Hydromet, totals through 2 pm have generally averaged under two tenths of an inch across the region. A handful of gauges across the eastern Hill Country and the middle Texas coast have recorded quarter inch totals.
Today’s showers are forecast to end across the Hill Country by mid-afternoon. Across the Austin and Central Texas region, the showers should end by sunset. And across the coastal plains, the rain should end by late evening. While the clouds look to clear across the western Hill Country this afternoon, the sky across rest of the region is predicted to remain cloudy. High temperatures will include the low 60s across the western Hill Country, with low and mid-50s at most other locations.
A cloudy sky is forecast to continue Monday night. The combination of a wet ground and light winds is expected to cause the development of widespread fog for areas along and east of Interstate 35. In fact, some of the fog may be quite dense! Lows Tuesday morning will include the mid-30s across the Hill Country, the upper 30s to 40 degrees across Central Texas and the low to mid-40s across the coastal region.
Clouds and fog are forecast to continue Tuesday morning, burning off around midday. A mostly sunny sky should follow in the afternoon. A weak Canadian cold front is predicted to sink south across the area Tuesday afternoon, bringing slightly cooler air. Despite the front, high temperatures are forecast to generally be near 58-60 degrees. Lows Wednesday morning will range from the low-30s across the Hill Country, to the low 40s across the coastal plains.
Mostly sunny and dry weather is forecast for Wednesday through Thursday. High temperatures Wednesday will range from the upper 40s west, the mid-50s near the coast. Lows Thursday morning will include the upper 20s to low 30s across the Hill Country, the low and mid-30s across Central Texas, and the upper 30s to low 40s across the coastal plains. High temperatures Thursday will be in the upper 50s.
A slight chance for rain is predicted to develop late Thursday afternoon into Thursday evening when a Canadian cold front sweeps south through the area. Rain amounts, if any, should total less than a tenth of an inch. Lows Friday morning will range from the low 30s west, to the around 40 degrees towards the coast.
Friday’s weather is shaping up to be mostly sunny, with high temperatures in the 50s.
A light freeze is forecast to occur across most of the region Friday night. Lows Saturday morning are predicted to be in the upper 20s across the Hill Country, the low 30s across Central Texas and the low to mid-30s across the coastal plains.
The outlook for the upcoming weekend calls for mostly sunny and a little warmer weather. High temperatures will be in the low 60s Saturday, warming to the mid and upper 60s Sunday. Lows Sunday morning will generally be around 40 degrees. Lows Monday morning are forecast to be in the low and mid-40s.
Looking ahead to next week, forecasts call for a slight chance for rain to develop Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday as a series of low pressure troughs move across Texas out of the Desert Southwest. Rain amounts are expected to remain around a quarter inch, or less. Sunny and dry weather is forecast next Thursday and Friday. Daily high temperatures are forecast to be in the 60s, with lows mostly in the 40s.
Have a good week.