Good Morning and welcome to what should be one of the nicest Friday’s we’ve seen for the past several months. The arrival of October coincided with the arrival of a strong fall cold front. You’ll definitely notice much lower humidity today across most of Texas. High temperatures will not get out of the 60s across the Texas Panhandle today. 70s can be expected across West Texas, Northwest Texas, North Texas, and Northeast Texas. Thats right folks – the D/FW Metroplex will probably top out at 79 to 81 degrees today. East Texas and Southeast Texas will enjoy comfortable temperatures in the low to mid 80s. The Permian Basin, South Texas, and the Rio Grande Valley will be hot today with 90s – but with noticeably lower humidity values.
Temperatures will cool off quickly after sunset across the state. Tonight’s low temperatures will feature the coolest temperatures since our brief cold snap back in August. Otherwise you have to go back to the spring. Low tonight will fall back into the mid 40s to around 50 degrees in the Texas Panhandle. If you’re in West Texas, Northwest Texas, the Concho Valley, North Texas, Northeast Texas, East Texas, and even Southeast Texas will enjoy low to mid 50s tonight. By Saturday morning some of y’all are going to want a light jacket! The Permian Basin, South Texas, and the Rio Grande Valley will drop into the 60s tonight.
A 20 to 60 percent coverage of showers and thunderstorms is expected tonight in the Texas Panhandle into Far West Texas. Severe weather is not expected. Activity should be weakening or weaker compared to activity in New Mexico. Rainfall totals should remain below half an inch for most locations. On Saturday a 20 to 50 percent chance of rain will spread across the Texas Panhandle, West Texas, the Permian Basin, and Far West Texas.
Saturday will be downright cool across the Texas Panhandle thanks to the rain chances. The coolest spots in the Panhandle may not get out of the 50s on Saturday with dreary conditions. 70s to around 80 degrees will be common place across Northwest Texas, North Texas, Northeast Texas, East Texas, and Southeast Texas. Its going to be a great day to be outdoors or enjoying a football game. Upper 80s to mid 90s can be expected in the Permian Basin, Concho Valley, Southwest Texas, South Texas, and Deep South Texas.