Good Thursday Morning and welcome to the first of October! Time to get the pumpkins out and get the hay ready for the rides. Perhaps I’m feeling festive because of our expected weather this weekend. Obviously September was quite warm and featured above-average temperatures for most of Texas. Thankfully Mother Nature seems ready to give us relief as a potent cold front will begin arriving later today.
High temperatures across the Texas Panhandle and along the Red River Valley into Northeast Texas will be pleasant today with 70s to lower 80s. Temperatures across the Rio Grande Valley and South Texas will be very warm today with mid and upper 90s. The Permian Basin will also be very hot today with upper 90s in the forecast. West Texas, Big Country, Concho Valley, Central Texas, the Hill Country, Southeast Texas, and East Texas will top out in the upper 80s to low 90s today.
The affects of the cold front will be readily apparent across Northeast Texas, East Texas, North Texas, Northwest Texas, and the Texas Panhandle tonight as temperatures fall into the 50s. Folks across Southeast Texas, Central Texas, the Concho Valley, and the big Country will be in the low 60s tonight. Finally lower 70s can be expected in the Rio Grande Valley and South Texas tonight along with the Permian Basin.
October the second will feature one of the nicest Friday’s we’ve experienced in several months. High temperatures will remain in the 70s across the Texas Panhandle, Northwest Texas, and Northeast Texas. Most of North, East, and Central Texas will remain around 80-83 degrees with much drier air in place. Even across Southeast Texas, including Houston, will remain around 1-83 degrees on Friday. Further south across the Permian Basin, Big Country, South Texas, and the Rio Grande Valley will remain warm with upper 80s to lower 90s. However I believe you will notice dewpoint and humidity values drop off considerably.
Wait until you see the forecast for Friday Night. My oh my its time to pull out the sweaters and light jackets! Temperatures will drop into the low to upper 50s as far south as Central and Southeast Texas. The D/FW Metroplex will drop to 52-55 degrees, Austin at 54-57, Houston 53-59, and Texarkana at a wonderful 52 degrees. Some of the more traditionally cooler spots could drop into the upper 40s Friday Night. The Permian Basin, South Texas, and the Rio Grande Valley will be in the 60s with dewpoints still noticeably drier.