Good morning and happy Monday! And happy Spring Break for those whose breaks begin today! Starting off today foggy and dreary across most of deep east Texas, and ongoing cloud cover and rain for much of deep south Texas and the southern gulf coast regions. An upper level disturbance currently spinning over northern Mexico will trek east towards the state today bringing chances for showers and even a few thunderstorms to parts of south Texas, the Rio Grande Valley and along the gulf coast regions today. There’s a little lull in the rain activity this morning, but by this afternoon as temps begin to heat up, the shower and isolated thunderstorm activity should also begin to pick up and move east as the day goes on. By this evening, most of the rain should have moved out of south Texas and towards the central to upper Texas coastal areas and offshore. Unfortunately, it does appear that the heaviest rainfall will stay offshore, but there will be some accumulation across central south Texas and along the immediate coastline of up to 1 inch.
Highs today and tomorrow will be quite spring-like before our next strong cold front arrives late Tuesday and into Wednesday morning. Expect highs today in the 70′s across much of the northern half of the state, with 60′s across south Texas where daytime heating will be greatly influenced by cloud cover and rain today. Lows tonight, 30′s and 40′s across the panhandle, 40′s and 50′s across northern and central Texas with 50′s along the coast. Still chilly, but not all that bad. Temps tomorrow will end up being about 10 degrees or so higher than today’s, so definitely get out and enjoy it while it lasts!
Another strong cold front will arrive overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday morning which will knock temps back down to the 40′s and 50′s for highs again. Unfortunately, this next cold front is expected to be dry with little chance for rain.