You don’t need me to tell you that we’re cold this morning. Temperatures north of Interstate 10 from El Paso to Beaumont are below freezing. Clear skies and relatively calm winds have allowed for excellent radiational cooling. Simply said conditions were good for heat to escape the atmosphere overnight. The same process typically allows temperatures to quickly warm up and we’ll see that beginning today. Temperatures will be warmer than most days this week but still on the cool side of the spectrum. We’ll see sunny skies for all of Texas except Deep South Texas and the Rio Grande Valley where clouds will hold in today. Northeast and East Texas will see high temperatures in the upper 40s with 50s everywhere else. 60s will be commonplace on Saturday as the warm up continues. After the active weather since late February it’s nice to have a day of downtime and relative quiet.
Our next storm system will bring rain to the Rio Grande Valley and South Texas beginning Saturday Night. Rain chances will increase from the Concho Valley and Hill Country into North, Northeast, East, and Southeast Texas on Sunday through Sunday Night. This system will not feature any winter weather but will have copious amounts of moisture to work with. Here is the current rain forecast through Wednesday morning. Some folks could see localized minor flooding along the Texas Coast but a good soaker is in order!