Good morning and happy Friday the 13th! An upper level low approaching from the west will introduce a little rain in the forecast today for parts of north and northeast Texas today. Not expecting much in the way of accumulation, but it will help to wash away the remaining ice pack over the region…generally less than 1/2 inch. Most of the rainfall will occur later today and into the evening hours east of the DFW metro area and should clear out by late tonight.
Temperatures today will be quite nice for parts of western Texas and down along the coast. Skies will clear out over the western regions, while the remainder of the state will be under mostly cloudy to partly cloudy skies all day. Temperatures will be cool across central and north central/northeast Texas today, but should stay above freezing at least for tonight. A weakish cold front will be making its way through the state today and should arrive along our coastal regions by sometime Saturday; however, it will be pretty short-lived as temperatures rebound a little by Sunday.
Here’s a look at the forecasted highs for later this afternoon….
We’re continuing to monitor the threat of our next arctic blast expected to arrive by next weekend. We still don’t have a handle on what type of precipitation to expect, if any at all. What we are seeing is a decent amount of consistency in the cold air that will drop down out of Canada bringing frigid temps with it. Here’s one of this morning’s forecast models showing temperature anomalies around midnight on Friday the 20th. THIS IS NOT A FORECAST, but we wanted you to see how quickly things may go from way above normal temps to way below normal temps as this front pushes its way through the state. Again, the graphic below is not a forecast, but we wanted to show you what the models are looking like right now. This could change both in timing and amount of cold air advecting southward, so stay tuned!