Jenny had to head in early to her real paying job so I’ll be covering today’s Daily Weather Roundup! Considering our weather the past couple of weeks today will feature fairly tranquil, warm weather as our next storm system takes shape to our north and west. Temperatures will rise quickly with above-average temperatures expected across all of Texas this afternoon even with most of the state experiencing partly to mostly cloudy skies. If you’re a fan of spring weather today is your kind of Friday! The above graphic shows what we think temperatures will be close to at 3 PM this afternoon but keep in mind they will still rise a few more degrees after that. The Texas Panhandle and folks in East Texas will experience high temperatures ranging from the mid to upper sixties while the remainder of Texas will either be in the seventies or even the lower eighties today. Clouds will be on the increase as moisture flows in ahead of the storm system that will bring rain to parts of Texas this weekend. Never the less we expect it to be a fairly decent day.
Temperatures will remain on the warmer side of the spectrum compared to what we’ve seen over the past week. Even up in the Texas Panhandle where our next cold front will have already arrived temperatures will only dip down to the lower thirties with a chance of rain/snow mix. Little accumulation is expected with travel impacts kept down to a minimum. Southeast of the cold front temperatures will range from the upper forties in the Hill Country into the fifties and lower sixties the closer you get to the coast. The cold front will continue to push into Texas during the day on Saturday with a cooler weekend in store.
I won’t go into too much detail regarding rain chances this weekend as Jenny covered that in detail yesterday and I’m sure Conley will do so again later today. The highest rain totals will be found in the Rio Grande Valley and South Texas where some locations may receive up to two inches of snow. Otherwise rain totals will decrease as you go north and west. Some folks in the Permian Basin will likely receive no measurable precipitation from this system. That’s too bad because they need it. No severe weather or significant winter weather is expected with this storm system. At worst we could see a few strong storms with lightning and small hail. Otherwise it should be a cold rain. Check back for the latest timing details later today.
If you read this far into the forecast… Congratulations! You survived! Conley will have the morning discussion on Saturday as the rest of the group is attending the 8th Annual Severe Weather Awareness Event at the Lubbock Science Spectrum. The event is free and open to the public so come see us!
Have a good Friday!