Chances for winter precip overnight have been further clipped as our approaching upper level system continues its weakening trend and eventually absorbed into the subtropical jet streaming across northern Mexico and western Texas. I had to chuckle reading one of the Amarillo forecast discussions earlier today…
WHAT LOOKED LIKE A SEMI-DECENT UPPER LEVEL STORM SYSTEM A FEW DAYS AGO THAT WAS PROGGED TO AFFECT THE SRN HIGH PLAINS NOW LOOKS LIKE A FIRST CLASS DUD FOR TONIGHT.
That said, there’s still a non-zero chance of some winter mischief overnight across parts of the panhandle and western Texas. Not enough to create major travel headaches, but those out overnight or tomorrow could experience a few slick bridges due to some freezing drizzle and a few snow flurries.
The good news is…this is the LAST of this winter mess for awhile and we’ve got a beautifully warm forecast for the start of the weekend! Yay! Feast your eyes on THIS….
OK, back to reality for a moment. Wednesday also holds continuing chances for passing rain showers across deep south Texas before this system finally moves out on Thursday. Not much in the way of accumulation, but once this is “outta here”, we look to stay mostly dry until the middle of next week. Clouds will also clear out on Thursday revealing the beautiful sunshine that many of us have been missing for numerous days now.
Lows tonight…chilly again with sub-freezing temps across the panhandle, west and northwest Texas. North central and central Texas will drop down into the low to mid 30s with 40s further south along the coast. Highs tomorrow will make it into the 30s across the panhandle with 40s expected across the remainder of the state and as we head into Thursday, our rapid warm up will begin!