Texas Storm Chasers http://texasstormchasers.com All About Texas Weather Sat, 10 Dec 2016 15:30:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7 http://texasstormchasers.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/cropped-Twister-32x32.png Texas Storm Chasers http://texasstormchasers.com 32 32 Nice Warm-Up This Weekend – Another Cold Front Mid-Week http://texasstormchasers.com/2016/12/10/nice-warm-weekend-another-cold-front-mid-week/ http://texasstormchasers.com/2016/12/10/nice-warm-weekend-another-cold-front-mid-week/#respond Sat, 10 Dec 2016 15:30:19 +0000 http://texasstormchasers.com/?p=49346 This weekend will be quite pleasant compared to the past couple of days.  Today’s highs will be closer to normal for this time of the year, and Sunday’s highs will end up quite a bit above normal.  The western half of the state will see sunny skies, while the eastern half of the state will be […]

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This weekend will be quite pleasant compared to the past couple of days.  Today’s highs will be closer to normal for this time of the year, and Sunday’s highs will end up quite a bit above normal.  The western half of the state will see sunny skies, while the eastern half of the state will be dealing with cloud cover today and again tomorrow.  Slight chances for rain and drizzle return overnight for parts of central and southcentral Texas, and eastern Texas will see slight chances return on Sunday.   Overall, not a bad weekend forecast for mid-December!

Looking ahead…we’ll see a weakish cold front make a push into the panhandle and northern Texas late Sunday, but it will not hang around for long and will have only minimal impacts on temperatures.  By mid-week, a stronger cold front is forecasted to arrive which will likely make it as far south as south central Texas before quickly exiting the state by Friday. Fortunately with this next front, forecast models are keeping the bulk of the coldest air off to our north.  While too far out for much confidence, we could see another intrusion of arctic air next weekend which will bring single digit temps back into the forecast for parts of the panhandle, and teens and 20s across northern Texas.  We’ll have more info on that next week as the forecast continues to develop.

 

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Rapid Warm Up to Above-Average Temperatures by Sunday http://texasstormchasers.com/2016/12/09/rapid-warm-average-temperatures-sunday/ http://texasstormchasers.com/2016/12/09/rapid-warm-average-temperatures-sunday/#comments Fri, 09 Dec 2016 13:51:00 +0000 http://texasstormchasers.com/?p=49325 Patchy upper level clouds helped keep temperatures a tad warmer overnight than what we might have seen otherwise. Regardless it was still a chilly night with the freezing line making it south into the Hill Country east into the Brazos Valley and East Texas. Where clouds have rolled in we’ve seen temperatures warm a few […]

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Patchy upper level clouds helped keep temperatures a tad warmer overnight than what we might have seen otherwise. Regardless it was still a chilly night with the freezing line making it south into the Hill Country east into the Brazos Valley and East Texas. Where clouds have rolled in we’ve seen temperatures warm a few degrees this morning.

Temperatures will struggle to make much headway against the cold air today, but we will see warmer readings compared to Thursday. Highs will range from the upper 30s in Northwest Texas into the 40s across the rest of Texas. We’ll see a lower 50 degree reading or two in the western Texas Panhandle as southerly winds begin to pick up this afternoon. It’ll be a cold day with wind chill values a couple degrees below the actual air temperature.

Saturday morning will be chilly once again with temperatures falling into the 20s and 30s across much of Texas. The Rio Grande Valley will be an exception with mid 40s expected. As we like to emphasise during colder weather please make sure you have your outdoor sprinklers deactivated and bring your pets indoors!

A rapid warm up will commence this weekend as warm air advection, in the form of southerly winds, helps bring temperatures back to and above average for December. Saturday’s high temperatures will range from the upper 40s to the middle 60s. By Sunday high temperatures across Texas should range from the upper 60s to the lower 80s. For comparison the high temperature forecast on Sunday is about 25 to 40 degrees higher than what we experienced yesterday and again today. That is indeed a rapid warm up. A weak cool front on Monday could help knock temperatures down a few degrees in the Texas Panhandle east into Texoma. Another more potent cold front should arrive on Tuesday into Wednesday. At this point there are uncertainties on how strong the airmass behind Tuesday’s front will be. At this time it looks less potent than this week’s front.

Light showers are possible Saturday Night through Sunday and early Monday along and east of Interstate 35. The best chance for scattered showers will be on Sunday in Northeast Texas, East Texas, into parts of Southeast Texas. Coverage should remain below 50 percent and rain amounts will be light. A spot or two could pick up a quarter inch of rain, but this will be a light precipitation event. Not everyone will see rain nor are we expecting anything remotely intense.

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Winter Has Arrived…. http://texasstormchasers.com/2016/12/08/winter-has-arrived/ http://texasstormchasers.com/2016/12/08/winter-has-arrived/#respond Fri, 09 Dec 2016 02:34:01 +0000 http://texasstormchasers.com/?p=49315 Yes, that winter feeling has finally arrived, and it goes without saying that tonight will be very cold…some of the coldest temps of the season so far for many parts of the state.  Lows will drop down into the teens across the panhandle region, which will be warmer than last night, but still a few […]

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Yes, that winter feeling has finally arrived, and it goes without saying that tonight will be very cold…some of the coldest temps of the season so far for many parts of the state.  Lows will drop down into the teens across the panhandle region, which will be warmer than last night, but still a few degrees below average for this time of the year.  Across parts of north, west and central Texas, lows will dip down into the 20s for the first time this season…and for southeast Texas and all along the coast down into deep south Texas and the Rio Grande Valley, lows will range from freezing to near freezing overnight.  Freeze Warnings are in place until 9am tomorrow for portions of southeast, southcentral and southwest Texas.  Hard Freeze Warnings are in place through 9am for portions of the southern Permian Basin and Big Bend region.

While the precipitation from earlier today has cleared the state, we will have the chance for a light drizzle and some freezing fog overnight across portions of far west Texas overnight.  Light ice accumulations will be possible on top of whatever moisture remains on the roadways from earlier today, so those traveling tonight near the I-20/I-10 split will need to be mindful of icy patches on roadways and especially bridges.

Highs tomorrow will recover nicely into the low to mid 50s across the western 1/3rd of the state, but for the rest of the state, we’ll still be dealing with highs only reaching into the 40s by tomorrow afternoon. This cold spell will be short-lived though with highs increasing back to near normal by Saturday and above normal by Sunday.  Looking ahead…another cold front will move into the northern half of the state on Monday, but will quickly retreat on Tuesday before another, much stronger, cold front makes a run at us on Wednesday.  How strong that front will be and how far south it will dig into the state remains unclear, but we’ll keep an eye on it and bring you the latest as the forecast continues to develop.  Rain chances return to the eastern 1/3 of the state Sunday then it looks like we remain dry until towards the end of next week.

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Hard Freeze Tonight with Coldest Night in Two Years (For Some) http://texasstormchasers.com/2016/12/08/hard-freeze-tonight-coldest-night-two-years/ http://texasstormchasers.com/2016/12/08/hard-freeze-tonight-coldest-night-two-years/#respond Thu, 08 Dec 2016 22:53:24 +0000 http://texasstormchasers.com/?p=49305 It has been a cold, dreary day across much of Texas with temperatures struggling to climb much from this morning’s low temperature. For most temperatures have stayed in the 20s and 30s with wind chill values in the 10s and 20s. The southern third of Texas has climbed into the 40s with wind chills in […]

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It has been a cold, dreary day across much of Texas with temperatures struggling to climb much from this morning’s low temperature. For most temperatures have stayed in the 20s and 30s with wind chill values in the 10s and 20s. The southern third of Texas has climbed into the 40s with wind chills in the 30s. Overall it has been a cold day with a nasty north wind. We should see the northerly winds start to slowly come down through the evening, although any wind remaining will only make it feel colder than the air temperature.

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Low temperatures tonight will fall to or below freezing as far south as Del Rio to San Antonio to the northern side of Houston. Temperatures won’t be dramatically warmer south of that line, but most of South Texas, the immediate coast, middle coast, into the Rio Grande Valley should stay a couple degrees above freezing tonight. It’ll be cold, but an important distinction for farmers and plant-growers. A hard freeze is expected tonight with several hours below freezing and lows in the 10s to lower 20s in the Texas Panhandle, West Texas, Northwest Texas, the Permian Basin, the Borderland, the Concho Valley, Big Country, Hill Country, North Texas, and Northeast Texas. 20s are expected in much of Central and East Texas with several hours below freezing as well.

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Any outdoor water source left on tonight in the freeze/hard-freeze zone will ice over. Outdoor pipes are in danger of having problems and you darn better bring your pets indoors. Make sure your elderly or susceptible neighbors have a heater tonight and make sure if it is a space heater that it is safely set up. Let your faucets drip tonight as well.

The good news is we should see a good warm up tomorrow with highs in the 40s. The 50s, 60s, and 70s will return by the weekend. Parts of the Rio Grande Valley will top out in the 80s on Sunday. Another cold front looks to arrive around Tuesday-Wednesday of next week. Another arctic blast could arrive by next Friday.

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Arctic Cold Front Has Arrived; Rapid Warming by the Weekend http://texasstormchasers.com/2016/12/08/arctic-cold-front-arrived-rapid-warming-weekend/ http://texasstormchasers.com/2016/12/08/arctic-cold-front-arrived-rapid-warming-weekend/#respond Thu, 08 Dec 2016 14:32:51 +0000 http://texasstormchasers.com/?p=49292 The arctic cold front has certainly arrived with temperatures below freezing into the Permian Basin, Concho Valley, and North Texas this morning. That isn’t actually unusual at all for December, but temperatures will be hardpressed to climb more than ten degrees today with strong cold air advection (north winds) continuing. Our primary focus for this […]

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The arctic cold front has certainly arrived with temperatures below freezing into the Permian Basin, Concho Valley, and North Texas this morning. That isn’t actually unusual at all for December, but temperatures will be hardpressed to climb more than ten degrees today with strong cold air advection (north winds) continuing. Our primary focus for this morning is a low-end winter weather event ongoing in the Permian Basin, Concho Valley, and Big Country. An area of light snow has developed and is moving east across those three regions. Warm ground temperatures will keep surface roads just wet, but slick bridges are certainly possible through the early afternoon hours. Precipitation should be ending by lunchtime, but most of those locations will not get above freezing until tomorrow. Jenny has a blog published with more detail on this morning’s snow here.

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We are not going to see much of a diurnal trend in temperatures today as strong cold air advection continues behind the arctic front. High temperatures will probably not get above freezing until Friday in the Texas Panhandle, West Texas, Big Country, and the Permian Basin. Highs will not get out of the 30s in the Hill Country, Concho Valley, North Texas, Northeast Texas, and Central Texas. North winds will make the wind chill values remain in the 10s and 20s. South Texas, the Coastal Bend, and Southeast Texas will be ‘warmer’ with 40s to lower 50s.

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Low temperatures tonight will be the coldest we’ve seen since January of 2015. The freezing line will extend into South-Central Texas and Southeast Texas. Locations north of that will fall below freezing tonight. It’ll still be cold in South Texas and the Rio Grande Valley with middle to upper 30s.

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With temperatures falling into the teens and lower twenties as far south as the Concho Valley and Central Texas it would be wise to have your pipes protected, faucets dripping, pets indoors, and make sure your susceptible neighbors have heat tonight.

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Friday will be a cold day but will be slightly warmer than what we’ll deal with today. High temperatures across Texas will range from the middle 40s to lower 50s. I will say it would not be surprising if these high temperatures had to be lowered tomorrow – especially if it takes longer for southerly flow to become active. Regardless, it’ll be another winter-like day.

Temperatures will quickly moderate this weekend as a southerly flow becomes established. By Sunday most of the state will have high temperatures back up in the 60s with lower 70s in the south. The Rio Grande Valley may top out in the lower 80s. Low temperatures won’t be as chilly either. Another cold front is progged to arrive on Tuesday, but uncertainty is much higher with that one. Depending on how strong the arctic airmass is behind the front we may have another period of very cold weather the middle of next week.

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Winter Weather Advisories Issued For Portions of West Texas http://texasstormchasers.com/2016/12/08/winter-weather-advisories-issued-portions-west-texas/ http://texasstormchasers.com/2016/12/08/winter-weather-advisories-issued-portions-west-texas/#respond Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:40:37 +0000 http://texasstormchasers.com/?p=49287 Winter Weather Advisories have been issued for much of the Permian Basin, upper Trans Pecos, Guadalupe Mountains, southern Big Country and northern Concho Valley regions of west Texas this morning through early this afternoon.  This includes the cities of Sweetwater, Sterling City, Robert Lee, Bronte, Ballinger, Winters, Abilene, Clyde, Baird, Cross Plains, Coleman, Big Spring, Andrews, Midland/Odessa, […]

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Winter Weather Advisories have been issued for much of the Permian Basin, upper Trans Pecos, Guadalupe Mountains, southern Big Country and northern Concho Valley regions of west Texas this morning through early this afternoon.  This includes the cities of Sweetwater, Sterling City, Robert Lee, Bronte, Ballinger, Winters, Abilene, Clyde, Baird, Cross Plains, Coleman, Big Spring, Andrews, Midland/Odessa, Colorado City, Garden City, Monahans, Crane, McCamey, Rankin, Big Lake, Alpine, Fort Davis, Fort Stockton, Van Horn, Guadalupe Mountains National Park/Pine Springs.  Accumulating snow and ice are possible on bridges and overpasses along with hazardous driving conditions…especially for stretches of I-20 and I-10 closer to where they split between Van Horn and Pecos.   Take extra precautions driving in these areas this morning.  David will have an update out shortly with what to expect for the remainder of the morning hours and into the afternoon, so be sure to check back!  Drive safe everyone!!!

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Arctic Cold Front Arrives Tonight; Light Winter Mix Possible for Some http://texasstormchasers.com/2016/12/07/arctic-cold-front-arrives-tonight-light-winter-mix-possible/ http://texasstormchasers.com/2016/12/07/arctic-cold-front-arrives-tonight-light-winter-mix-possible/#respond Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:26:04 +0000 http://texasstormchasers.com/?p=49270 The southern half of Texas will enjoy high temperatures in the 60s and 70s today, but it’ll be pretty gloomy with a chance of showers. Still, enjoy the warmth because that’ll be changing tonight into Thursday. I will say that our upcoming arctic blast will taper off by Saturday with temperatures starting to moderate quickly. […]

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The southern half of Texas will enjoy high temperatures in the 60s and 70s today, but it’ll be pretty gloomy with a chance of showers. Still, enjoy the warmth because that’ll be changing tonight into Thursday. I will say that our upcoming arctic blast will taper off by Saturday with temperatures starting to moderate quickly. Arctic blast number two arrives around Wednesday of next week and will probably bring another batch of very cold air.

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Winds will generally be out of the north across Texas by early this evening, but the actual cold front and associated air mass will be near the Red River extending into West-Central Texas. Temperatures north of the front will be falling into the 20s and 30s. By dinner-time temperatures in the Panhandle will be in the 20s with wind chills much colder than that. By midnight the front the front will be moving into the Permian Basin, the Concho Valley, and North Texas. The front will continue moving south during the morning hours Thursday. Conditions behind the front will be cold with gusty north winds and chilly wind chills. Thursday morning’s low temperature forecast generally reflects the position of the cold front quite well. Lows in the Panhandle will drop off into the single digits and teens with 20s as far south as the Permian Basin, Big Country, North Texas, and Northeast Texas.

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Showers will be possible along and ahead of the front tonight and Thursday as the front moves south. We’re not expecting heavy rain or strong storms, but some folks will undoubtedly get a quick soaking before much cooler air arrives.

A light winter mix is possible in portions of the Permian Basin, Concho Valley, and southwest sections of North Texas late tonight and on Thursday morning. Ground temperatures remain quite warm and we’re not expecting any impact to surface roadways. However, some icing of elevated surfaces may occur. This will be a low-end winter event and widespread issues aren’t expected. We’ll keep an eye on trends and post updates as needed.

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Highs on Thursday will not get out of the 20s in the Texas Panhandle. Temperatures won’t make it out of the 30s in West Texas, the Permian Basin, Concho Valley, Big Country, Northwest Texas, North Texas, Central Texas, into Northeast Texas. 40s can be expected as far south as San Antonio to Houston with 50s south of there.

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Friday morning will feature the coldest temperatures in two years for parts of the state – and the first freeze of the year for southern sections. Lows in the 10s can be expected in the Texas Panhandle, West Texas, Northwest Texas, into North Texas, and Northeast Texas. 20s expected into the Concho Valley, Central Texas, and Deep East Texas, the Permian Basin, and Borderland. 30s will be found in the remainder of Texas by Friday morning, including Southeast Texas, South Texas, and Deep South Texas.

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With a hard freeze expected in the northern half of Texas its time to share a few common winter-safety tips. Turn off the outdoor sprinklers, leave the faucets dripping, bring the pets indoors, and make sure your elderly neighbors are in good-shape.

We’ll remain chilly on Friday, but will start to moderate on Saturday as our airmass moderates. Sunday through Tuesday will be warmer, but another arctic outbreak arrives around Wednesday of next week. That one looks like it’ll probably be a doozy as well.

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Chance of Light Wintry Mix Wednesday Night into Thursday http://texasstormchasers.com/2016/12/06/chance-light-wintry-mix-wednesday-night-thursday/ http://texasstormchasers.com/2016/12/06/chance-light-wintry-mix-wednesday-night-thursday/#respond Wed, 07 Dec 2016 03:05:57 +0000 http://texasstormchasers.com/?p=49263 The chance for seeing wintry precipitation has increased for parts of the Big Country, Permian Basin and west central Texas Wednesday night into Thursday following the passage of an Arctic Front.  Flurries will also be possible across portions of the panhandle region as well.  Although amounts are expected to be light for most with minimal […]

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The chance for seeing wintry precipitation has increased for parts of the Big Country, Permian Basin and west central Texas Wednesday night into Thursday following the passage of an Arctic Front.  Flurries will also be possible across portions of the panhandle region as well.  Although amounts are expected to be light for most with minimal disruptions to travel, a few areas across the Big Country and Permian Basin region could experience icy and slushy patches overnight making travel dangerous.  Folks in and around Big Spring, Midland/Odessa, Pecos, Van Horn and Ft. Stockton will see the greatest chance of seeing accumulating ice and snow overnight Wednesday into early Thursday morning.  Temperatures across this region are also expected to remain in the 30s on Thursday which means little chance for melting of any accumulating icy precip until late in the day.  As usual, elevated surfaces such as bridges and overpasses will be the most impacted.  Heavily traveled roadways will likely see fairly dry conditions during the day on Thursday, but caution on less heavily traveled rural roadways is advised especially through the morning hours.

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Further east across west central Texas and for areas immediately southwest of the DFW metroplex, a wintry mix of flurries and freezing rain will be possible early Thursday morning…mainly along and west of the I-35 corridor.  Again, travel impacts are expected to be minimal with only light accumulations mainly on elevated surfaces.  The immediate Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex is not expected to see any issues with winter weather at this time, but we are keeping an eye on it in case this forecast changes!

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Arctic Cold Front Arrives Wednesday Night; Frigid on Thursday with North Winds http://texasstormchasers.com/2016/12/06/arctic-cold-front-arrives-wednesday-night-frigid-thursday-north-winds/ http://texasstormchasers.com/2016/12/06/arctic-cold-front-arrives-wednesday-night-frigid-thursday-north-winds/#respond Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:25:51 +0000 http://texasstormchasers.com/?p=49245 A fairly cold day is expected along and north of Interstate 20 as a slow-moving cool front brings gusty north winds and high temperatures in the 40s. Strong cold air advection, in the form of those gusty north winds, will make it difficult for temperatures to climb much today. Drizzle will remain possible through the […]

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A fairly cold day is expected along and north of Interstate 20 as a slow-moving cool front brings gusty north winds and high temperatures in the 40s. Strong cold air advection, in the form of those gusty north winds, will make it difficult for temperatures to climb much today. Drizzle will remain possible through the day. Wind chill readings will be about ten degrees below the actual air temperatures. Dense fog should burn off by noon. Southeast Texas, South Texas, and the Borderland will stay on the south side of the front with high temperatures in the 60s to around 70. Deep South Texas and the Rio Grande Valley will make it into the lower 80s this afternoon. With McAllen forecast to hit 84° and Dumas at 38° this afternoon you can literally pick your season. I do enjoy playing that game! Low temperatures tonight will be near or above average for early December.

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A much stronger, arctic cold front will quickly push south into Texas during the second-half of Wednesday into Thursday. High temperatures will remain in the 30s in the Texas Panhandle tomorrow, 50s to low 60s along Interstate 20, and 60s in the Big Country, Concho Valley, Hill Country, and Southeast Texas. Once again we’ll see 70s in the Middle Coast into Deep South Texas and the Rio Grande Valley. Depending on your location and the timing of the front tomorrow you may see your high temperature occur during the late morning or early afternoon. Very strong north winds behind the front will cause temperatures to rapidly drop and a brutal wind chill to develop. If the front ends up arriving during the late afternoon/early evening hours Wednesday (northern parts of Texas) then the overall diurnal temperature trend won’t be impacted too much.

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By 6 AM Thursday the cold front should be pushing south into the Concho Valley, Central Texas, the Brazos Valley and Deep East Texas. Temperatures in the Panhandle will be in the lower teens with wind chill values near zero. 20s can be expected in the Big Country, Northwest Texas, North Texas, and Northeast Texas with a strong north wind creating wind chills in the single digits to teens.

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With strong north winds continuing on Thursday high temperatures will not get above the mid to upper 30s north of a line from the Hill Country through Central Texas into Northeast Texas. The Texas Panhandle and West Texas will struggle to get above freezing and may not at all on Thursday. Wind chill values will remain in the teens and twenties, although winds should start to slacken with time by Thursday afternoon. Highs will be cool, but comparatively warmer in Southeast Texas and South Texas with upper 40s to low 50s. Wind chill values in the 30s and 40s can be expected.

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Friday morning will be the coldest of the upcoming cold snap and will feature the coldest temperatures since early 2015. Lows in the teens can be expected as far south as the Concho Valley, North Texas, and Northeast Texas. Due to these very cold temperatures we do need to advice you to protect your pipes, bring your pets indoors, do something with your plants if you don’t want them to die, and make sure your elderly neighbors stay warm. South-Central and Southeast Texas can expect a free with lower 30s. Deep South Texas will drop off into the 30s and 40s. This is a pretty nasty early-season cold snap and something we’d typically expect after a winter storm. However, we don’t expect any sort of winter storm this time around.

The good news is we’ll start to moderate during the day Friday and will see a rapid warm-up over the weekend. Highs by Saturday and Sunday should be back in the 50s and 60s.

As the cold front moves south Wednesday Night and Thursday we’ll see a few chances of rain in East Texas and Southeast Texas. A couple storms are possible, but no severe weather is expected. Overall rain totals will remain below three-quarters of an inch. Rain amounts should remain low enough that flooding will not be an issue. There is a low chance of a light wintry mix in the Permian Basin and Concho Valley on Thursday. If a winter mix were to develop warm ground temperatures would likely keep surface roads in good shape. A few bridges may get slick, but the overall precipitation intensity will remain very light. If that changes we’ll let you know!

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Dense Fog By Morning; Arctic Front Arrives Wednesday http://texasstormchasers.com/2016/12/05/dense-fog-morning-arctic-front-arrives-wednesday/ http://texasstormchasers.com/2016/12/05/dense-fog-morning-arctic-front-arrives-wednesday/#respond Tue, 06 Dec 2016 01:53:58 +0000 http://texasstormchasers.com/?p=49241 After a fairly good soaking across Texas the precipitation is coming to an end from west to east. For tonight we’ll see rain chances continue in portions of East and Northeast Texas. Additional precipitation totals will be light.FPatchy fog will be possible tonight into the morning hours Tuesday as skies clear and the wet grounds […]

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After a fairly good soaking across Texas the precipitation is coming to an end from west to east. For tonight we’ll see rain chances continue in portions of East and Northeast Texas. Additional precipitation totals will be light.FPatchy fog will be possible tonight into the morning hours Tuesday as skies clear and the wet grounds help fog formation. Don’t be surprised if parts of Texas wake up in a dense cloud tomorrow… yeah, I pulled out the fog is a cloud joke.

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The next weather event we’re focusing on will start to arrive late Tuesday Night and quickly push south into Texas on Wednesday. A powerful, artic cold front will bring the coldest weather in nearly two years to the state. Temperatures this afternoon in parts of Alaska didn’t make it up 35 degrees below zero this afternoon. Current projections have the front blasting south through Texas at various times on Wednesday. Winds behind the front will be strong out of the north with frigid wind chills. Thursday looks to be the coldest day with high temperatures across Texas ranging from the upper 20s in the Texas Panhandle into the 40s along the coast and in South Texas. Northerly winds will result in downright frigid conditions on Wednesday and Thursday Morning. Low temperatures will likely drop into the teens, twenties, and thirties across Texas. The teens should make it as far south as the Concho Valley, Central Texas, and Northeast Texas.

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With an arctic front on the way it is time to review a few cold weather tips. Make sure you have winterized any equipment that requires it. Wrap those pipes and leave the faucets dripping during the night. Bring your furry loved ones indoors and have appropriate winter clothing ready. Got any elderly or susceptible neighbors? Make sure they’re good to go during the cold weather. High temperatures will warm back up into the 40s and 50s on Friday with 60s on Saturday. No winter weather precipitation is anticipated with this cold snap. Sorry kids!

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