Today is the last day of “Meteorological Winter” and it’s certainly going out with a bang with a mix of wintry weather expected to continue across parts of the panhandle, northern and central Texas for much of the day. Temps will get above freezing today across central Texas by noon, but will remain below freezing until around 2 to 3 pm for parts of north Texas. Here’s a look at the highs expected by this afternoon and overnight lows.
Most of our current Winter Weather Advisories will expire by either Noon (central TX & Panhandle) or by 6pm (north Texas) today. But we may see a few new or extended Advisories for parts of the northern panhandle and western north Texas as wintry precip is expected to continue on and off today and overnight. Across central Texas, rain will become the predominant precip type as temps rise above freezing over the next few hours. By tonight, all of central and north central Texas will transition over to all rain as temps will remain above freezing. The graphical series below will provide and outlook of what to expect across the state today through Midnight tonight.
I’m sure everyone is wondering when we’re going to warm up again! That will depend on where you live. By tomorrow and again Monday, temps across the southern and western portions of the state will be quite pleasant and in the 60s and 70s. Temps for the northern half of the state will remain cool. Next Tuesday looks to be the warmest day of the work week with 70s all around for just about everyone before our next arctic blast arrives late Tuesday into Wednesday. We’ll also have a chance for some severe storms on Tuesday. I won’t get into details about that since we’re still many days out, but as always, it seems we continuously go from one extreme to another!