Good morning and welcome to Hump Day! We’re now halfway through the conventional work week (its Friday for my girlfriend) so lets start the day with a smile on our face. The light snow that moved across the Panhandle this morning is ending as it moves into Oklahoma and Kansas. Besides that we may see a passing shower along the coast or in the RGV today. Otherwise Temperatures today will warm up a few degrees more than they have on Tuesday but our real warm up won’t begin until Thursday. High temperatures will be fairly uniform across Texas today without any significant variety. We’ll see temperatures climb into the upper 30s to lower 40s from the Panhandle south to the Davis Mountains, across the Hill Country, into North and Central Texas. Mid 40s are likely across Northeast, East, Southeast, and South-Central Texas with the Rio Grande Valley climbing into the upper 40s to maybe 50 degrees today. We’ve seen a lot colder in Januarys past but I’m looking forward to the warmer weather that will end out the week. Not only am I looking forward to warmer weather I’ll be happy to see the sun again! Today will be the final day of cloudy skies across much of Texas as the clearing line begins pushing east tonight. The Panhandle may end the afternoon with some sun and a nice sunset but for most skies will clear tonight into Thursday morning.
Several National Weather Service offices across Texas have started making their own fancy 5 to 7 day forecast graphics that we can easily share in our morning weather roundups. I’ve personally spent quite a bit of money this month purchasing several high-definition graphic sets so our company can start producing/creating/editing our own forecast graphics. I guess the NWS offices got the same idea! Regardless check out the warm up as we head into the weekend! I’m all for winter weather and snow but I want a little warmth too. Don’t worry though – our winter is far from over and anyone saying it is done doesn’t realize we’re only in Mid-January.