Scattered showers are possible today and tonight in the Rio Grande Valley and up along the coast into Southeast Texas. I do believe most shower activity from Southeast Texas and the Coastal Plains will remain confined within 50 miles of the coast. They may get further inland across the Rio Grande Valley. Folks near the coast in the Coastal Plains, South Texas, and the Rio Grande Valley will pick up a tenth of an inch to a quarter inch of rain. The heaviest rains should remain off-shore or south of the border. The Texas Panhandle and West Texas should experience mostly clear to partly cloudy skies today. The eastern two-thirds of Texas will experience partly cloudy to mostly cloudy skies today.
Temperatures will be on the cool side today but around where they should be for January. Likewise tonight will be chilly but may be a degree or two warmer compared to this morning. A warming trend will begin on Tuesday and result in average to above-average temperatures for the remainder of the work week. Our weather could become active again by this weekend and early next week. A strong cold front will cause temperatures to really drop off and stay below-average into next week. Several storm systems look possible which could result in at least one precipitation event. Nothing is written in stone at this point but we’ll have to keep an eye on trends for next week. Either way confidence is increasing that next week will feature the coldest temperatures so far this winter.