Quiet and almost spring-like weather has set up across Texas in the wake of last week’s arctic outbreak and wintery weather. The arctic air exited Texas on Saturday, allowing temperatures to climb into the 70s on Sunday. A weak cold front moved across the region Sunday night, bringing drier and just slightly cooler air. The atmosphere across Texas is currently quite stable thanks to a broad ridge of high of high pressure located in the middle and upper atmosphere.
- This afternoon’s weather will be sunny and mild, with high temperatures near 70-72 degrees. Expect light winds.
- The weather will be clear and cool Monday night. Low temperatures Tuesday morning are forecast to be in the upper 30s to low 40s.
- Tuesday’s weather is shaping up to be sunny, warm and quite breezy as an are of low pressure develops across the Texas Panhandle. High temperatures will be in the mid-70s. Southerly winds will increase to 10-15 mph with gusts to 25 mph in the afternoon.
- Partly cloudy and breezy conditions are forecast Tuesday night. Lows Wednesday morning will be close to 50 degrees.
- More sunny and warm weather is forecast Wednesday as temperatures climb to the mid and upper 70s. Southwesterly breezes should decrease to around 5-10 mph.
A change in the weather pattern is forecast to take place Wednesday night into Thursday when a Pacific cold front sags southeast through the Hill Country and Central Texas regions. The front is predicted to pull up stationary across the coastal plains region Thursday morning. Periods of light rain showers and forecast to develop behind the front Thursday into Friday morning as a weak trough of low pressure tracks east across North Texas. Rain amounts through the period are expected to be low—generally around a quarter inch or less. A partly cloudy sky is forecast for Friday afternoon and Friday night.
- High temperatures Thursday will be in the mid and upper 50s, with upper 60s expected towards the coast.
- Lows Friday morning will be in the low and mid-40s, with upper 50s expected for the coastal area.
- High temperatures Friday will be in low and mid-60s, with upper 60s near the coast.
- Lows Saturday morning will be in the mid and upper 40s.
The outlook for the upcoming weekend calls for the return of an onshore wind flow off the Gulf of Mexico. Saturday’s weather will be mostly cloudy with a slight chance for a few passing light rain showers. Rain amounts, if any, should be quite low. High temperatures Saturday will be around 70 degrees. Lows Sunday morning will be in the 50s. The outlook for Sunday calls for continued mostly cloudy conditions. There will be a 30 percent chance for scattered light rain showers—mainly in the afternoon. Rain amounts look to stay under a quarter inch. High temperatures Sunday will be in the low 70s. Lows Monday morning will again be in the 50s.
Next week, a trough of low pressure pushing out of the Desert Southwest is forecast to cause the development of scattered rain showers and isolated thunderstorms across the region Monday into early Tuesday. Once again, rain amounts will be under a quarter inch. Mostly sunny weather is forecast Tuesday afternoon through next Friday. A cold front is forecast to sweep south through the area Tuesday, bringing just slightly cooler air for Tuesday and the second half of next week. High temperatures next week will generally be in the 60s, with lows in the 40s and 50s.
The are no signs of any unusually cold air headed towards Texas over the next two-week period.
Have a good week.