The weather across Texas will remain quiet through this weekend. Daytime temperatures from this afternoon through Monday will be above-average for late January. For today we’re expecting high temperatures to peak in the 60s to low 70s across all of Texas. The one exception will be the Pecos Plateau which will be cooler with temperatures in the 50s this afternoon. Winds will be light out of the west. Skies will be clear and you’ll be hard pressed to find more than a few clouds this afternoon. Temperatures will only go up from here through the weekend and on Monday.
Clear skies, light winds, and a dry airmass will allow for ample radiational cooling tonight. Temperatures will fall off into the 20s, 30s, and 40s by Friday morning. We’ll see impressive temperature differences over a short distance due to factors like elevation, topography, and any urban effects. Overnight temperatures will begin moderating this weekend.
The next storm system to impact the Plains and southern United States already has the attention of many meteorologists. It looks like this upper level storm system could produce a variety of high-impact weather. At this time we’re expecting moisture return to bring humid conditions along and east of Interstate 35 from Sunday Night into Monday. Thunderstorm chances look to increase across Northeast Texas and East Texas Monday Night. Snow will be possible across the Texas Panhandle Monday Night into Tuesday. Beyond that we’re way too far off to get specific and I guarantee the forecast will change. The upper level storm system is still around 3500 miles away. We’ll need to watch it closely.