A bit of a relief from summer like temps this weekend as daily highs for today and Sunday will be right about where they should be for this time of the year. And with humidity levels staying low this weekend, overnight temps will be able to cool off quite a bit which will make sitting out on the patio during the evenings or early mornings quite pleasant…even a bit nippy in some areas! High clouds will be in the increase this weekend from west to east across western and northern Texas as an upper level disturbance to our west draws closer, but not enough to kill the sunshine each afternoon.
Sunday…pretty much a repeat of today!
This coming week…an upper level disturbance over the desert southwest will strengthen and slowly drift to the east. This will bring widespread rain chances into western Texas and parts of the panhandle beginning Tuesday and possibly lasting through Friday depending on how fast this disturbance moves east. Models are still flip-flopping on how quickly this system will be moving east and on where the heaviest rain will occur, so we will hold off for now on precip estimates.
As mentioned a few days ago, there could be a “fly in the ointment” with regards to the rainfall forecast next week, and that would be in the form of a tropical disturbance moving into the Gulf. Well, this morning’s National Hurricane Center outlook shows an area of low pressure over Belize that is being monitored for further development over the next several days. This could be what develops and has a significant impact on our weather and rain chances next week. The two major long-range models forecasters use are handling this system very differently at this time, so there’s no way to accurately forecast this far out if this will even develop further, where it will track if it does, or if it will have any impact on rain chances for Texas this coming week. We will continue to watch this and bring you the latest as it develops!