Well, yesterday sure was something. From fourteen inches of snow in Plainview on Interstate 27 to reported tornadoes in the eastern Brazos Valley, Sunday kept us busy in the weather department. That doesn’t even get into the monster hail that struck East Texas! Such dynamic storm systems aren’t too uncommon as we begin approaching the transition to Spring in Texas. All of that hoopla is leaving Texas behind. In the wake of yesterday’s storm system, a quick return to False Spring is expected across Texas this week.
Our next weather-maker will bring rain chances to the southern and southeastern third of Texas on Thursday and Friday. Specifically, we could see heavy rainfall across Deep South Texas, the Rio Grande Plains, east into the Rio Grande Valley, and the Middle Texas Coast. The entire Texas Gulf Coast will have rain chances to end the work-week. Severe thunderstorm potential is uncertain, though it doesn’t look particularly impressive or likely at this range.
A cold front will push south into Texas on Friday and Saturday. That front will end precipitation chances in Texas as drier air filters in. Unlike yesterday’s system, the upcoming cold front will be dry. No snow or winter mischief is expected next weekend – sorry, snow fans! A freeze may occur Saturday morning and Sunday morning across the northern half of Texas. Afternoon temperatures this weekend will get knocked down toward February norms – with 40s, 50s, and 60s. The cold front won’t bring especially chilly air to Texas.