The next two days will be one of transition with our weather across Texas. Clouds will be on increase across the Texas Panhandle, West Texas, and especially Far West Texas around El Paso this afternoon. This will all lead up to our next precipitation event starting on Tuesday and continuing into Wednesday. For today though we’re not worried about any sort of rain or snow. Temperatures will be around average for early January. Highs this afternoon will range from the lower 40s across the Texas Panhandle and South Plains up into the lower 60s along the coastline and Rio Grande Valley. North Texas will be around 50 degrees, Central Texas in the lower to mid 50s, East Texas in the mid 50s, and Southeast Texas in the upper 50s. El Paso will top out around 50 degrees this afternoon with increasing clouds. Midland and Odessa will be chilly with highs only around 40F.
Tonight will be cold for everyone except the Rio Grande Valley. Temperatures will drop off into the 20s as far south as the Big Country, North Texas, and Northeast Texas. 30s are expected as far south as South Texas into Southeast Texas. Deep South Texas and the Rio Grande Valley will drop into the 40s tonight. A light rain/snow mix is possible across Far West Texas tonight and light snow is also possible in the Texas Panhandle. Any accumulations will be very light tonight.
A light winter mix or light snow may occur on Tuesday in the Texas Panhandle, South Plains, and West Texas. Overall amounts will be very light with a dusting possible. Rain chances will increase on Wednesday across North Texas, Central Texas, South Texas, the Brazos Valley, and Southeast Texas. Rain will move east through Northeast Texas, East Texas, and Southeast Texas overnight Wednesday and should be exiting Texas by Thursday morning. Rain accumulation up to one inch will be possible along and east of Interstate 35. It would take rain totals over two inches to introduce a flash flooding problem. At this time flash flooding is not expected to become a problem.