Good morning and welcome to another April day in Texas. Oh wait.. let me rephrase that! Welcome to a ‘April-like’ day in early February! Mother Nature is ignoring the calendar again as the beautiful weather we had this weekend carries over for the first half of the work week. This warm weather is sure getting me want to get out on the road on the hunt for storms. Chasers all over are in the midst of suffering through Storm Deprivation Syndrome (SDS for short) which is a common ailment during the winter months. There won’t be any relief for that today as skies will remain sunny to mostly sunny this afternoon.
Any fog that’s developed this morning will burn off by mid-morning as the sun rises high under clear skies. High temperatures will be well above normal for early February with some locations likely approaching their record high temperature for this date. The forecast is easy enough with all of Texas expected to climb into the low to upper 70s by this afternoon under cloudless skies and spring-like conditions. 80s will make a return in the Rio Grande Valley. Winds this afternoon will become gusty up to 30 MPH out of the south/southwest across the Texas Panhandle. Otherwise the rest of Texas will see winds remain under 10-15 MPH today.
A cold front will enter the state later this week bringing an end to these above average temperatures. So far this doesn’t look like a wet system with little in the way of rain expected. Nevertheless temperatures will at least start feeling like February again.