Pleasant and dry weather returns for tomorrow and into the weekend as last night’s cold front pushes offshore and northwest upper-level flow dominates for the next couple of days. Even though a large part of the panhandle and northern Texas still need quite a bit of rain, I’m not going to complain about the chance for a dry weekend to get outside and enjoy the sun! Temps will be a bit on the chilly side for the next few nights with lows in the 40s and 50s, but they’ll quickly rebound each afternoon with highs in the 80s by Saturday and Sunday. We’ll have a weak backdoor cold front move in across northeast Texas overnight, but it will not have a significant impact on temps. Low humidity will be firmly entrenched across most of the state through Saturday afternoon, after which we’ll begin to see a return of gulf moisture ahead of our next upper level system.
For tonight, Houston will drop down to the low 50s…Brownsville, the mid 50s, Austin & San Antonio will see lows in the mid 40s…Dallas will drop down to the mid 40s, Amarillo will be the coolest and in the mid 30s, and far west Texas will see lows drop down into the low 40s. It’s really not too uncommon for us to have a few cold snaps like this in March and April, so just keep all seasons of clothing handy for awhile yet!
Again, afternoon highs over the next several days will be delightful. The sky will remain mostly clear until Sunday before the arrival of our next system.
A look ahead…Next week, it’s looking right now like we’ll have a couple of shots at rain and possibly some thunderstorms early in the week, and again later in the week along with the chance for another cold front. The long-range models are not clear yet on the evolution of the next couple of systems, but we’ll keep an eye on it and let you know all the details as soon as we know!