Temperatures were cool and quite pleasant over the weekend, with daytime readings in the 60s and nighttime readings in the 40s. More mild weather is forecast through late week as another cold front Tuesday brings in more cool, Canadian air. Warmer temperatures are forecast next week as the weather pattern changes and the recent parade of Canadian cold fronts comes to an end.
Monday’s satellite pictures showed a large area of middle and high-level clouds spreading across Texas out of northern Mexico. These clouds are out ahead of a trough of low pressure located to the west of El Paso. This afternoon and tonight, expect a partly to mostly cloudy sky as the trough tracks across northern Texas. Due to the lack of low-level moisture, no rain is expected. Afternoon temperatures will warm to the low and middle 70s. Lows Tuesday morning will be near 48-50 degrees across the Hill Country and Central Texas and in the mid-50s towards the coast.
A strong, late season cold front is forecast to sink south out of the Plains and move across Texas on Tuesday. The front is predicted to spread across the Hill Country Tuesday morning, Central Texas Tuesday afternoon and move off the coast Tuesday evening. No rain is forecast along the front. In fact, Tuesday’s weather looks to be mostly sunny. Winds will shift out of the north and increase in speed to 10-15 mph, with gusts to 30 mph behind the cold front. High temperatures will range from 68-73 degrees across the Hill Country, to 77-80 degrees across Central Texas to the mid-80s near the coast.
Much colder temperatures and breezy conditions are forecast Tuesday night into Wednesday morning as a cold area of high pressure sinks into Texas. Expect a north wind at 10-20 mph, with occasional gusts to 30 mph. Wind speeds should slowly decrease late Tuesday night. Low temperatures Wednesday morning are predicted to be around 35-38 degrees across the Hill Country, near 38-42 degrees across Central Texas and near 46-48 degrees across the coastal plains.
Wednesday’s weather will be mostly sunny and cool, with afternoon temperatures generally in the mid and upper 60s. A northeast wind at 10-15 mph will be in place through mid-afternoon. Lows Thursday morning will be in the mid and upper 40s.
Forecasters will be keeping a close eye on a trough of low pressure that is forecast to move across Texas on Friday. This system is predicted to sink south out of the southern Rockies Thursday, track across Texas Friday, then exit to the northeast on Saturday. Gulf moisture will return to the area Thursday, resulting in a mostly cloudy to overcast sky. Expect a high temperature near 70 degrees. There will be a slight chance for scattered rain showers and isolated thunderstorms Thursday night. Lows Friday morning will be in the upper 50s to low 60s.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms are forecast to develop across the region Friday into Friday evening as the trough swings across Texas. Forecasts point to a potential for some of the thunderstorms to be strong to severe. The rain and storms are forecast to continue into Friday evening, with activity ending from west to east after midnight Friday night. Rainfall forecasts through Saturday morning call for totals of 0.25 to 0.5 inches across the Hill Country, near 0.5 to 0.75 inches across Central Texas and near 1-1.25 inches across the coastal plains. High temperatures Friday will be in the mid and upper 70s.
Mostly sunny, dry and warm weather is forecast for this upcoming weekend as a stable ridge of high pressure begins to spread across Texas out of northern Mexico. High temperatures both days are forecast to be in the low 80s. Lows Sunday and Monday mornings will be around 58-60 degrees.
Looking ahead to next week, mostly sunny and warm weather is forecast Monday and Tuesday. High temperatures look to be around 85-88 degrees Monday and near 88-90 degrees Tuesday. There will be a chance for rain and thunderstorms late Tuesday into Wednesday when a Pacific cold front moves across the area. Rain amounts as now, are expected to be between a quarter and a half inch. Sunny and warm weather will follow next Thursday and Friday, with high temperatures in the mid and upper 80s.