What month is this? I keep asking myself that as I sit here typing with all the windows open and the sun shining through. I’m sure we’ll eventually pay for all this nice weather, but in the meantime, the rest of this afternoon and through tomorrow looks to be quite nice. Winds have picked up across west Texas this afternoon with gusts approaching 50mph for a few locations across the western and central panhandle. Wind Advisories are in effect for Briscoe, Castro, Hall, Parmer and Swisher counties in the panhandle until 6pm. Additional Wind Advisories are in effect for the Davis/Apache Mountains, Reeves County and Upper Trans Pecos areas of west Texas until 6pm as well. Elsewhere, just breezy with clear skies and plenty of sunshine. Here’s a look at current temps as of 1:15pm.
Lows tonight will end up a few degrees warmer than last night with lows in the 30s and 40s across the panhandle, upper 40s to low 50s across west and north Texas, with mid 50s across east central Texas and some 60s sprinkled in along the coast. Widespread fog will be an issue for coastal counties by tomorrow morning. A cold front will begin to encroach on the upper panhandle tomorrow which will keep temps in the 50s for most of the day tomorrow, but elsewhere, another day with highs in the 70s and 80s!
Our next weather-maker arrives on Monday with increasing chances for rain late Monday into Tuesday. Even though this system will be strong, most of its energy will arrive during the nighttime hours for us which will significantly decrease the threat for strong storms. The greatest threat for severe weather will be east of us across the lower to mid-Mississippi Valley region. Light snow will also be possible across the northern panhandle Monday through Monday night. We will have more details out on the snow and rain chances tomorrow as additional data rolls in.