Good morning and happy Sunday! Rainfall along the coast is moving out this morning, and cloud cover is slowly eroding from north to south. By this afternoon and through most of Monday, we’ll finally see sunshine across a majority of the state which will be a welcome sight after a weekend of grey skies. It won’t last long however, as cloud cover and precipitation chances return by early Tuesday.
By early Tuesday, we’ll see a weakish upper level disturbance approach which will kick off the chance for light precipitation across mainly the panhandle, west central and south Texas. Light snow will be the main mode of precip across the central and northern panhandle early Tuesday, with a mix of winter precip expected for the southern end of the panhandle in and around Lubbock. Elsewhere, temps will be above freezing and we’ll just see a chilly rain. This will continue into Wednesday as well with Wednesday night bringing the best chances of rainfall for the eastern half of the state. We could experience a few rumbles of thunder Wednesday evening closer to the coastal areas of southeast Texas where these storms will be able to tap into a small amount of instability. But overall, really no threat of widespread severe weather is expected.
Highs today…a bit warmer across the southern half of the state. Closer to “normal” than we’ve seen here recently. Temps are expected to climb into the mid 50s across much of north, central and southeast Texas today, with upper 50s and low 60s expected across south Texas and the coastal plains. The panhandle and western Texas will remain colder and in the 40s, but we will see the sun more of the residual snowpack…which continues to pose issues for folks in the southern panhandle. With mostly clear sky overnight, lows will drop down into the 20s and 30s for much of the state making for a downright cold commute to work tomorrow morning.