Quiet and somewhat cooler weather is in place as we start off the new week. Sunday’s cold front was a reminder that winter is not quite over yet. We’ll likely be seeing even colder temperatures late week and into the upcoming weekend. In fact, parts of the Hill Country could see a light freeze Friday and Saturday mornings.
A good chance for rain and thunderstorms is forecast Thursday through early Friday morning as a strong cold front moves through the area. The highest rain amounts are expected to occur over areas located to the east of Interstate 35. Another chance for rain looks to follow early next week.
This Afternoon through Tuesday
The sky will be mostly sunny this afternoon. High temperatures will generally be in the mid and upper 60s. Lows Tuesday morning will range from the low 40s across the Hill Country, the low 50s near the coast.
A partly to mostly cloudy sky is forecast Tuesday as a weak wave of low pressure tracks east across North Texas. With limited moisture in place, just a few sprinkles of light rain can be expected. Tuesday’s temperature is forecast to warm to the mid-60s, possibly getting close to 70 degrees across the coastal plains. Lows Wednesday morning will range from the mid-40s west, to the low 50s near the coast.
Wednesday and Wednesday Night
Mostly sunny and warmer weather is forecast Wednesday as Tuesday’s trough of low pressure moves off to the east. Breezy conditions will develop by the afternoon and continue through Wednesday night. Expect with southerly winds in the range of 10-20 mph along with some gusts up to 30 mph. Wednesday’s temperature is forecast to warm to near 72-75 degrees. Lows Thursday morning will range from the upper 50s west, to the mid-60s near the coast.
A slight chance for rain showers is forecast to develop after midnight Wednesday night.
Thursday through Friday
There will be an increasing chance for rain showers and thunderstorms across the region Thursday into Thursday night as moisture quickly returns ahead of a trough of low pressure pushing east out of the southern Rockies. Scattered strong thunderstorms will be possible Thursday morning into Thursday afternoon as a dry line shifts east out of West Texas. Showers and scattered thunderstorms are forecast to continue Thursday evening and Thursday night as a strong cold front pushes south through the area. The rain is expected to taper off from west to east late Thursday night into Friday morning as drier and more stable air spreads in behind the cold front.
Rain amounts Thursday through Friday morning are not expected to be all that heavy. Totals are predicted to be less than a quarter inch across the Hill Country, between a quarter and half inch across Central Texas, and between a half and one inch across the coastal plains region.
Much cooler temperatures will develop behind the cold front beginning Thursday night!
- High temperatures Thursday are forecast to be in the upper 70s.
- Lows Friday morning will include the upper 30s across the Hill Country, the low and mid-40s across Central Texas, and the low to mid-50s across the coastal plains.
- High temperatures Friday are forecast to be in the mid and upper 50s, with low 60s towards the coast.
- Lows Saturday morning will include the mid-30s across the Hill Country, the upper 30s across Central Texas, and the low 40s across the coastal plains.
Saturday and Saturday Night
Expect a partly to mostly cloudy. Saturday’s temperature will only warm to the mid-50s. Lows Sunday morning will again include the mid-30s across the Hill Country, the upper 30s across Central Texas, and the low to mid-40s across the coastal plains.
Sunday through Next Tuesday
A slight chance to a chance for mainly rain showers is forecast Sunday into next Wednesday both days as another trough of low pressure pushes east out of the Desert Southwest. Rain amounts are forecast to average less than a quarter inch.
Cold temperatures will continue Sunday and Monday, with highs in the 50s and lows in the 30s to low 40s. Milder temperatures are expected next Tuesday.
Of special note: Forecast solutions are hinting at the possible development of a little rain/snow mix across parts of the Hill Country Sunday and Monday. As of now, it appears the majority of the precipitation will remain as rain as surface temperatures hold just above freezing. Stay tuned for further updates on the possibility of some wintery weather.
Next Wednesday through Friday
Mostly sunny and warmer weather is forecast Wednesday and Thursday. Expect high temperatures in the 70s to low 80s. Lows are forecast to be in the 50s. Forecasts point to another chance for rain developing late next week.
Have a good week.