Most of the rain from earlier today has cleared the state with just a few showers remaining across far northeast Texas this evening. The skies are clearing overhead from west to east which will allow temps to bottom out in the 20s across the panhandle and far west Texas, low 30s across north Texas, mid 30s across central and parts of southeast Texas, and 40s along the central coast and down into south Texas. Winds have relaxed quite a bit across the western half of the state, but for the eastern half they will remain blustery overnight with wind chills dropping down into the 20s by daybreak on Friday.
Friday’s highs will remain chilly and below average for this time of the year. The warmest locations will be across far west Texas and the Rio Grande Valley region where very pleasant highs in the mid 50s to 60s will be found. Temps will drop off the further east you go with highs only reaching the low to mid 40s across north Texas…and struggling to reach the low 50s across southeast Texas. The good news is that we will remain dry for the weekend and we’ll see temps warming up nicely by Saturday and into Sunday as we see a brief period of upper level ridging over the state before our next system moves in early next week.
Here’s what the forecast highs will look like for the weekend ahead. Still seeing cooler than average temps across parts of north/northeast Texas, but elsewhere, we’ll see highs climbing into the mid to upper 60s on Saturday, with more widespread 60s and even some readings in the 70s by Sunday!