Clear skies, light winds and low relative humidity values will allow temps to drop well below normal overnight, especially across the panhandle and west Texas where lows will drop down into the 20s. For north Texas, we’ll be looking at lows near freezing with frost possible early tomorrow morning. For coastal areas overnight, light to moderately breezy with dry air filtering in behind today’s weak cool front.
For tomorrow, highs across most of the state will be near normal for this time of the year. The coolest region will be across northeast Texas which can expect highs in the mid to upper 50s by tomorrow afternoon. The warmest region will be across the south Texas plains with highs reaching the low 70s. Skies will remain clear and winds will begin to come around from the south across the western half of the state where conditions will become a bit breezy by tomorrow afternoon.
The forecast for the weekend looks great with temps warming up once again, clear skies and no rain expected until Sunday night. Rain chances late Sunday look a bit iffy at this time and should be confined to just parts of northeast Texas. We’ll stay breezy across the panhandle region, and we’ll see humidity values increase a bit as the south winds begin to advect gulf moisture back up over the state. Overall, it looks like a great weekend to be out and about!
Our next decent chance for rain will arrive next Tuesday as a strong upper level low tracks over Oklahoma and drags a cold front along behind it. Yesterday, the forecast models had the upper level low tracking much further south and across west central Texas which would have provided a greater chance for seeing severe weather across parts of western north Texas and western Oklahoma. Today’s model runs have pushed the low further north leaving north and east Texas with just a chance of seeing a quick shot of rain on Tuesday…and perhaps a few thunderstorms as we head into Tuesday afternoon. This is still aways off, so we’ll continue to keep an eye on it and let you know if the threat for severe weather increases.