Weekend weather conditions were outstanding, with pleasant daytime temperatures and cool nights! Readings dipped into the 30s across the Hill Country and parts of Central Texas on both Saturday and Sunday mornings, but only fell to the 40s and 50s Monday morning. The large dome of Canadian high pressure which settled south across Texas over the weekend has now shifted to the Southeastern U.S. Southerly breezes on the back side of the high pressure system will bring a return of slightly warmer and more humid weather conditions to Central and South Texas through mid-week. Dry and quiet weather is forecast through Wednesday.
For this afternoon, expect a sunny sky. Temperatures are forecast to climb in the mid-70s, with upper 70s expected towards the coast. Monday night, widespread low clouds are forecast to develop across the region after midnight. Some patchy fog will be possible for areas along and east of Interstate 35 early Tuesday morning. Lows Tuesday will be mostly in the mid-50s.
Widespread low clouds Tuesday morning will give way to a mostly cloudy sky Tuesday afternoon as a large area of high-level clouds spreads over Texas out of northern Mexico. Despite the clouds, afternoon temperatures should still warm to the mid and upper 70s. Lows Wednesday morning will range from the mid-50s across the Hill Country, to around 60 degrees near the coast.
For Wednesday, expect morning low clouds, followed by mostly sunny conditions in the afternoon. Wednesday will likely be the warmest day of the week, with afternoon temperatures peaking close to 80 degrees. Expect breezy south winds at 10-20 mph, with gusts to 25 mph.
A slight change in the weather is forecast to take place Wednesday night into Thursday morning when a trough of low pressure swings east from the southern Rockies to the southern Plains states. The trough will help push a Pacific cold front across the central part of the state late Wednesday night into early Thursday morning. It appears the atmosphere will be too dry and too stable for any rain to develop along the front when moves across the Hill Country and the Interstate 35 corridor. However, a couple of spotty light rain showers will be possible along the front when it moves over the area east of Interstate 35 early Thursday morning. The chance for rain will quickly end from west to east by late morning. Rain amounts, if any, should total just a few hundredths of an inch.
Veterans Day weather is shaping up to be mostly sunny and breezy. Expect northwesterly winds at 10-15 mph. High temperatures will include the low to mid-70s across the Hill Country and Central regions and be close to 80 degrees across the coastal plains region. Lows Friday morning will include the mid-40s across the Hill Country, the upper 40s across Central Texas and the mid-50s across the coastal plains.
A stronger surge of cooler is predicted to spread south across the region early Friday morning. Friday’s weather is looking sunny, breezy and cooler. Afternoon temperatures are forecast to reach the mid-60s across the Hill Country, the upper 60s across Central Texas and the low 70s towards the coast. Lows Saturday morning will range from the mid and upper 30s across the Hill Country to the low 40s across the coastal plains region.
The upcoming weekend is expected to be sunny and quite pleasant! High temperatures will be in the upper 60s Saturday, warming to the low 70s on Sunday. Lows Sunday morning will generally be in the low 40s, warming to around 48-50 degrees Monday morning.
Looking ahead to next week, sunny and mild weather is forecast through the first half of the week. High temperatures look to be in the 70s, with lows in the 50s. A cold front is forecast to sweep across the area sometime late week, bringing a few showers and some cooler air.
It’s still too early to get much of a handle on weather conditions for the period of Thanksgiving. Stay tuned!
Tropical Weather Outlook
Weather conditions are quiet across the tropical Atlantic, the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. There are no systems in place which pose a threat for tropical development for at least the next 5 days.
Tropical Storm Wanda transitioned into an extratropical low pressure system northwest of the Azores Sunday afternoon.
National Hurricane Center forecasters are monitoring a non-tropical low pressure system with storm-force winds located nearly 400 hundred miles east of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. This system is forecast to move east-northeastward during the next several days. By mid-week, the system could gradually lose its frontal characteristics over the subtropical Atlantic Ocean and briefly acquire some subtropical characteristics before merging with
a larger low pressure system, over the north-central Atlantic. However, the chance of subtropical cyclone formation appears to be decreasing. NHC forecasters are giving this system a low chance, a 10 percent chance, for tropical development over the next 5 days.
Have a good week.