The most exciting weather news this week will be roller coaster temps and the chance for rain across parts of south and central Texas by mid-week. Temps today were cool to mild behind yesterday’s cold front. We’ll see a warm up tomorrow and Wednesday with highs above normal across the northern half of the state before our next strong cold front arrives late Wednesday. Thursday, temps will be largely back down below normal, then we’ll warm way up by the weekend. Some regions of western Texas and the panhandle could see highs close to 80 degrees by Saturday and Sunday! That is not something we see all that often at this time of the year. As for rain chances, most of that will be confined to the southern half of the state with the approach of an upper level low. Rain has already started falling across deep south Texas and this area of rain will continue to expand and build north and east across this region of the state through Wednesday. That’s the week in a nutshell, let’s look at some specifics covering the next few days.
Temperatures…another chilly night tonight, then we begin to nudge upward each day through Wednesday. Wednesday afternoon, a front begins to move through the state which will make forecasting highs for parts of the panhandle a bit of a challenge. Wednesday’s cold front will be short-lived, much like the one that blew through yesterday, so temps will rebound quickly and we’ll be enjoying an abundance of mild temperatures by next weekend!
Rain chances will primarily impact the coastal and south/south central regions this week. Precipitation amounts higher along the coast with accumulations generally between 1/4 to 3/4 inch. No severe weather is expected. Not seeing any signs of any significant deep freeze or snow events anytime soon, so those wanting snow will have to hold out for awhile longer. For those who like the mild temps, enjoy! Can’t say for sure, but I’m betting Mother Nature will throw us at least one curve ball before Spring arrives. She always seems to!