Good morning and happy Saturday! The light rain from overnight will move east and out of the state by later this afternoon. A weak cold front has moved in behind the rain and is currently stretched in a north/south fashion between DFW, College Station and down towards Corpus Christi. Winds behind the front are shifting from the west northwest and gusty in areas along and west of the I-35. The only significant weather concerns today will be the elevated wildfire concerns across the Rio Grande Valley & South Texas regions today. Very low humidity levels behind the front and gusty winds this afternoon will lead to near critical fire conditions across nearly all of the south Texas region. Red Flag Warnings are in place south of a line from Victoria over to Cotulla. As the front moves through the region this morning, winds will pick up from the northwest and gust into the 30mph range with a few areas seeing 40mph gusts by later this afternoon. Please be careful with anything that could cause a spark or flame.
Despite the weak front, temps today will continue to be mild and mostly seasonal across the state. Highs will jump into the mid 50s across the panhandle, low 50s across north central and northeast Texas…we’ll see low 60s across parts of west Texas this afternoon, and for south Texas, very mild upper 60s to low 70s are expected.
Lows tonight will also be close to seasonal with mid 20s across the panhandle. Unseasonably cool temps will be found across the remainder of the state with low to mid 30s expected as far south as the coast tonight. Good news is that highs tomorrow will jump right back up into the 50s and 60s, and mixed with plenty of sunshine, will make for a very pleasant Super Bowl Sunday!