Warm weather and abundant sunshine returns as the main weather headline to start this week! Each day through Wednesday will be progressively warmer with temperatures ending up a good 10 to 20 degrees above seasonal norms by Wednesday. We’ll have on and off periods of high clouds streaming overhead, but overall we’ll have mostly sunny skies to enjoy each afternoon. There will be a few chances for some light showers across far west Texas by Tuesday into Wednesday, but the remainder of the state looks rain free until we start to head into next weekend. Here’s a look at the high temperatures expected today through Wednesday.
Rain chances return late in the week and into next weekend with the approach of an upper level disturbance off the coast of California. We are also anticipating the arrival of a strong cold front Thursday which looks to bring a decent influx of arctic air back into the state. The could mean a return of winter precipitation chances for some folks by next weekend. The long range models are in disagreement right now with regards to the potential snowfall and coverage. This is pretty typical for model guidance this far out, so we’ll have to watch it closely during the week. If nothing else, this next system will bring more beneficial rain which will continue to etch away at our longstanding hydrological drought situation.