A cold front will continue to make slow progress to the south today. Meanwhile the rain that has impacted portions of Central Texas into Northeast Texas overnight is also making some southward progress. The overall model consensus is we should see a weakening trend continue this morning. A new band of precipitation looks to form this afternoon from parts of the Hill Country into Central Texas. This band of rain is not expected to contain any strong or severe thunderstorms. However moisture levels will remain favorable for the potential of localized heavy rain. While the overall rain amounts for a given period will remain on the lighter end some folks could pick up half an inch to an inch of rain in a few hour period. A limited flash flooding risk will continue through Saturday. We expect rain chances to continue tonight across South-Central Texas, Southeast Texas, the Brazos Valley, and East Texas. Even on Saturday off and on rain will continue across the Rio Grande Valley, South-Central Texas, the Brazos Valley, Southeast Texas, and East Texas. Finally we should see the best rain chances confined to the Rio Grande Valley by Saturday Night as much cooler air filters into Texas.
High temperatures this afternoon will be noticeably cooler in the Texas Panhandle where we’ll see the coolest air of the season filter in from the north. The rest of Texas will see high temperatures in the 70s with 80s in the RIo Grande Valley and near the coast. By tonight low temperatures will be in the 30s across the Texas Panhandle and West Texas where frost is a possibility. 40s are expected across the Permian Basin, Concho Valley, Big Country, Northwest Texas, and portions of North Texas. 50s can be expected for the big I-35 cities and Northeast Texas. Y’all in Southeast Texas and South Texas will enjoy one more night of warm temperatures. On Saturday high temperatures will climb into the upper 70s across the Rio Grande Valley with low 70s along the coast. Much cooler temperatures are expected for all of Texas with 60s across South-Central Texas, Central Texas, North Texas, Northeast Texas, East Texas, Northwest Texas, the Big Country, and Concho Valley plus parts of the Permian Basin. Y’all out in the Panhandle and West Texas will struggle to get above the mid 50s on Saturday. By Saturday Night the coldest temperatures so far this fall will infiltrate Texas.