The rain and storms that had been predicted for parts of the area Thursday night passed well up to the to the north and east of our region. While a couple of LCRA Hydromet gauges located in San Saba County did record totals close to a half inch, most other locations saw little to no rain.
We’re looking at a generally dry forecast over the next seven days. Late next week, there are indications we’ll see some rain showers and isolated thunderstorms develop across the region as a trough of low pressure and cold front move in from the west. As of now, significant amounts of rain are not expected. Another chance for rain looks to follow around March 20th-21st.
There will be several ups and down in the temperature over the next week as cold fronts move in and quickly retreat back to the north. The coldest point coming up will occur Monday night and Tuesday night, when temperatures look to fall into the 40s. Parts of the Hill Country could see readings fall into the upper 30s.
This Afternoon through Saturday Night
A weak cold front pushed south across the region Thursday night. As of late Friday morning, the frontal boundary had slowed down and was stalling across South Texas, between Cotulla and Corpus Christi. Expect a partly cloudy sky and slightly cooler temperatures this afternoon and tonight.
- Friday’s high temperature will range from the low 60s across the Hill Country, to around 68-70 degrees across Central Texas, to near 78-80 degrees across the coastal plains.
- Lows Saturday morning will range from the mid-50s across the Hill Country, to the low 60s near the coast.
Today’s cold front is forecast to surge back to the north as a warm front Saturday morning, allowing for a return of warmer and more humid air. Expect widespread low clouds Saturday morning, followed by a mostly sunny sky and breezy conditions in the afternoon. Winds will be out the south at 10-20 mph, with occasional gusts to 30 mph.
- High temperatures Saturday are forecast to be in the mid-80s.
- Lows Sunday morning will range from the mid and upper 50s across the Hill Country, to the upper 60s near the coast.
Forecasts call for a somewhat stronger cold front to push south across the area Sunday morning, bringing drier and cooler air. No rain is expected with the front. Expect a mostly sunny sky along with northerly breezes at 10-15 mph.
- High temperatures Sunday are forecast to be near 70 degrees across the Hill Country and Central Texas regions, and around 78-80 degrees across the coastal plains.
- Lows Monday morning will include the upper 40s across the Hill Country, be near 48-50 degrees across Central Texas, and in the low to mid-50s across the coastal plains.
Monday through Wednesday
Dry weather and cooler temperatures are forecast through the period. The sky is forecast to be mostly cloudy sky Sunday night through Monday night as a weak wave of low pressure tracks east across North Texas. No rain is forecast. In the wake of this system, the sky will be mostly sunny Tuesday through Wednesday. Southerly winds are forecast to return late Tuesday into Wednesday, bringing a return of warmer and more humid air.
- Monday’s clouds will keep Monday’s high temperature in the low and mid-60s.
- Lows Tuesday morning are forecast to be around 40-42 degrees across the Hill Country, in the low and mid-40s across Central Texas, and in the upper 40s across the coastal plains.
- High temperatures Tuesday are forecast to be in the upper 60s.
- Lows Wednesday morning will be in the upper 40s.
- High temperatures Wednesday are forecast to be in the mid-70s
Next Thursday into Friday
Forecasts call for a chance for rain showers and scattered thunderstorms to develop across the region Thursday afternoon through Friday morning as another cold front moves across the area. Forecasts are not optimistic for significant totals of rain with the front, with most totals expected to be in the range of 0.25 to 0.5 inches. Dry and cooler weather is forecast next Friday afternoon through next weekend. High temperatures behind the front are forecast to be in the 60s, with lows forecast to be in the mid and upper 40s.
Time Change Weekend
This is time change weekend! Daylight Saving Time will begin this Sunday, March 12, 2023 at 2 am. At that time, we will “spring forward” by turning our clocks ahead one hour. Beginning Sunday, the early mornings will be a little darker, but the evenings will stay light longer.
Venus and Jupiter Continue their Evening Show
The planets Venus and Jupiter continue to shine in the west at dusk. Venus is the brightest at magnitude –3.9. Jupiter, at magnitude –2.1, is one fifth as bright. And as Jupiter gets lower, it’s increasingly dimmed by atmospheric effects: atmospheric extinction, and apparent “dimming” by being seen on a brighter sky background.
They will continue to get farther apart each day. On Friday March 10th, they’ will be separated by 9°, but by next Friday, the gap will widen to 15° apart.
Have a good weekend.