Temperatures Heating Up this Week. Still Little Rain to Talk About - LCRA Temperatures Heating Up this Week. Still Little Rain to Talk About - LCRA


Although temperatures were pleasantly cool over the weekend, much warmer readings are expected this week. In fact, for many areas, late week temperatures are shaping up to be the warmest so far this spring. Unfortunately, the weather is expected to stay generally dry this week as the storm track remains up to the north. Longer-range forecasts do, however, indicate a somewhat more favorable pattern for at least some rain to develop next week.

On this Monday, southerly breezes have returned to Central and South Texas. This is allowing warmer and more humid air to spread north from the Gulf of Mexico. These southerly breezes are expected to remain in place through late week. In the upper atmosphere, a weak, stable ridge of high pressure is predicted to remain over Texas and northern Mexico throughout the week, causing a generally dry, stable and warm weather pattern. On Wednesday, a trough of low pressure moving across the Plains states will help push a cold front into Central Texas Wednesday night. The front is predicted to stall across Central Texas Wednesday night, with the front returning back to the north on Thursday. A couple scattered showers will be possible along the front, but no significant rain is forecast.

This afternoon, expect a partly cloudy sky with breezy and warm conditions. A couple of isolated, brief rain showers will be possible across the coastal plains region, but no significant rain is forecast. Most totals should average less than a tenth of an inch. Today’s temperature is forecast to warm to around 80 degrees. The wind will be out of the south at 10-15 mph, with occasionally gusts to 25 mph.

The sky is predicted to become cloudy late this evening across the entire region. Low temperatures Tuesday morning will be in the low 60s. Expect a good southerly breeze at 10-15 mph, and gusts to 25 mph.

For Tuesday through Thursday, expect a similar pattern of nighttime and morning clouds, followed by mostly sunny afternoons. Breezy conditions look to remain in place throughout the week. High temperatures are predicted to steadily warm.

  • High temperature Tuesday are forecast to be in the mid-80s.
  • High temperatures Wednesday are forecast to be in the mid and upper 80s.
  • High temperatures Thursday are forecast to be near 90-92 degrees across the Hill Country and Central Texas regions and in the upper 80s towards the coast.
  • Low temperatures will generally be in the mid-60s.

 

Forecasts call for a slight chance for afternoon scattered rain showers and isolated thunderstorms Friday afternoon into Friday evening over areas roughly along and east of Interstate 35. A weak wave of low pressure tracking southeast out of Northwest Texas will cause a 20 percent for showers. Rainfall, if any, should total well below a quarter inch. Aside from this slight chance for rain, Friday’s weather is predicted to be partly cloudy and warm, with high temperatures again near 90-92 degrees across the Hill Country and Central Texas regions and in the upper 80s towards the coast.

The outlook for the upcoming weekend calls for mostly sunny weather with temperatures not quite as warm. Expect high temperatures in the mid-80s, with low temperatures in the upper 50s to low 60s.

Looking out into next week, forecasts call for another cold front to push south through the area on Monday. This system is expected to cause some scattered rain showers and thunderstorms across the region. The forecasts indicate we could see another chance for rain taking shape late in the week when a series of troughs push into Texas out the eastern Pacific. Warm temperatures will remain in place, with highs mostly in the low 80s and lows in the low 60s.

Have a good week.

Bob