Milder and more seasonable temps return to the forecast this weekend perfect for getting out and about and taking care of outdoor chores before our next arctic blast of air arrives on Monday.  If you’ve not taking down your outdoor holiday lights, or need to clean up your garden from our recent bouts of freezing weather, this would be the weekend to do it!  Highs today will climb into the low to mid 50s across northern and central Texas.  Mid 60’s will be reached further south with upper 60s expected across deep south Texas.  Sunday’s highs will climb into the 60s which is fairly seasonal for this time of the year.  Another great day to enjoy a nice hike or BBQ as winds are expected to be light during the daytime hours.  Rain chances will be nil across the northern half of the state this weekend.  Central and south Texas will see low chances for showers and sprinkles mainly this afternoon through mid-Sunday morning.  No severe weather is expected.

Arctic air returns late Sunday and into Monday, so the work week ahead will feature daily highs back down below seasonal averages once again.  Rain will develop out ahead of the front as it moves south through the day on Monday, but chances for freezing precip will be very low with most of the wintry weather chances staying well east grazing parts of deep eastern Texas, Louisiana and into the Mississippi Valley region late Monday and into early Tuesday.  We will of course keep an eye on the chance for wintry weather in case the threat expands further west into Texas, but at this time, it looks like all the precipitation across northern and central Texas will clear out before the subfreezing air arrives.