A cold front moved across the Hill Country and Central Texas regions overnight, bringing noticeably cooler temperatures. The cold front was moving across the coastal plains region as of midday, and it should push off the coast by late afternoon. The front has produced very little rain across the region, with most totals averaging only a few hundredths of an inch. A few spotty light showers will still be possible across the Hill Country and Central Texas region through about mid-afternoon, but no significant accumulations are expected. Scattered rain showers look to continue across the coastal plains region through late afternoon, with most totals averaging only around a tenth of an inch. Today's sky is forecast to stay cloudy across the entire region. The temperature will hold fairly steady in the upper 40s to low 50s across the Hill County and stay in the middle 50s across Central Texas. Readings across the coastal plains will fall from the upper 70s to the upper 50s by late afternoon. Expect a north wind at 10-15 mph this afternoon, continuing overnight.
The low clouds are forecast to clear from west to east this evening and overnight as drier arrives behind the cold front. However, scattered high clouds will likely continue overnight. Lows Saturday morning will include the mid and upper 30s across the Hill Country, the upper 30s to low 40s across Central Texas and the mid-40s across the coastal plains.
A sunny, dry and mild weather pattern will take shape this weekend and Monday when a stable ridge of high pressure in the upper atmosphere spreads over Texas out of northern Mexico. High temperatures in the mid and upper 60s Saturday, should warm to the low 70s Sunday and to around 78-80 degrees Monday. Low temperatures Sunday morning will be in the upper 30s to low 40s, rising to around 50 degrees Monday morning and the upper 50s Tuesday morning.
Forecasts call for the ridge of high pressure over Texas to shift east Tuesday into Wednesday as a large trough of low pressure begins to develop along the West Coast. Middle and high-level clouds will increase across our area Tuesday, causing a partly to mostly cloudy sky. High temperatures Tuesday are predicted to be around 78-80 degrees.
Wednesday through Friday (including Thanksgiving Day), considerable moisture is forecast to spread north into Texas out of the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific. This will result in a mostly cloudy sky through the period. Passing light rain showers and a few isolated thunderstorms are forecast to develop across our region Wednesday and continue through Friday as weak waves of low pressure rotate around the western trough and track northeast over Mexico and into Texas. The probability for rain each day looks to be around 20 percent Wednesday and 30-40 percent on Thursday and Friday. Total rain amounts through late Friday are forecast to generally average between 0.25 and 0.50 inches, with isolated totals to near 1 inch possible.
Thanksgiving Day is not shaping up to be a total washout, but do keep in mind there will likely be some passing showers from time to time.
A weak cold front is forecast to slowly spread south through the area Tuesday night into Wednesday, bringing slightly cooler air for Tuesday night and Wednesday. High temperatures Wednesday will be in mid-60s. Warmer temperatures are forecast Thanksgiving Day and next Friday, with highs being around 78-80 degrees. Low temperatures will be in the upper 50s to 60 degrees.
Partly cloudy and warm weather is forecast the weekend following Thanksgiving as our region comes under the influence of a moderate flow off the Gulf of Mexico. Daily high temperatures will be around 78-80 degrees, with low temperatures in the low and mid-60s. There are indications a cold front will move across our area sometime around that Sunday night (December 1st), possibly producing some showers and thunderstorms.
Looking out into the first week of December, temperatures are forecast to be fairly mild, with highs in the 60s and lows in the 40s to low 50s.Tropical Weather Outlook
Tropical Storm Sebastien is still hanging on in the central Atlantic, but the storm is weakening now that it is beginning to merge with a cold front. At 9 am CST, the center of Tropical Storm Sebastien was located about 695 miles northeast of the northern Leeward Islands. Sebastien was moving toward the east-northeast near 15 mph. An east-northeastward or northeastward motion at a similar forward speed is expected through the weekend. Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 50 mph with higher gusts. Continued gradual weakening is anticipated and Sebastien is forecast to dissipate by early next week.RAMMB-CIRA 11/22/2019 12:10 pm CST
Weather conditions are quiet across the remainder of the tropical Atlantic and tropical cyclone development is not forecast.Don't Miss Venus and Jupiter
The sky's two brightest planets – Venus and Jupiter – are now drawing closer together in the west after sunset. A conjunction between the two planets will happen on November 24, 2019. Venus, the brighter planet as seen in Earth's sky, will pass a scant 1.4 degrees south of Jupiter. For reference, that's about three moon-diameters, or about the width of your index finger held at arm's length. On Nov. 27th and 28th, the crescent Moon will join the show, forming a celestial triangle that people in the USA will want to go outside and see after Thanksgiving dinner.
To maximize your enjoyment of these dazzling worlds, be sure find an unobstructed horizon in the direction of sunset.
No matter where you are on Earth, Venus and Jupiter will be the first objects in the sky to pop out at dusk. They'll follow the sun below your horizon as twilight gives way to dark. (Earthsky.org)
Have a good weekend.