Abundant sunshine today across northern Texas allowed for quite a bit of snow melt and roads drying out quite nicely by the afternoon. Temps tonight will still be chilly and below freezing from the panhandle all the way down to the coast, so any residual snow and runoff will freeze again overnight creating some slick spots on area roadways. Pay attention to that as you head out the door to work or school tomorrow morning!
Tomorrow, we warm into the low to mid 50s across most of the state. Depending on how much snow is still lingering across the panhandle and north Texas actually will have an impact on tomorrow’s highs. The sun did a really good job of getting rid of most of it today, so with additional abundant sunshine expected tomorrow, we could see highs just a few degrees above what’s represented below. Regardless, it will be a great day without gloomy skies and winter precip to deal with.
Lows Friday night, still chilly, but by Saturday, highs will begin creeping up into the upper 50s with a few low 60s across southwest and south Texas. Skies will remain mostly clear until we get into Saturday when we’ll see stratus develop in response to an approaching upper level low. This low will be responsible for bringing increasing rain chances to the southern and eastern half of the state by Sunday.
Looking ahead…A pretty big pattern change starts to take place with high pressure building over the desert southwest which will help to shunt most of the colder air off to our east and bring back mild and more spring-like temps next week! The first part of next week looks great for most with temperatures getting up into the 70s by mid-week. Rain looks likely across the south Texas coast for the first of the week…sorry Spring Breakers…with more widespread rain possible by the end of next week. The rest of the state looks dry Monday through at least Thursday. The best news is that we are not seeing any hint of additional arctic air intrusions for at least the next 7 to 10 days. Can’t say for sure it won’t happen, but none of the long-range forecast models are showing that scenario at this time.