While short sleeves will be a good idea for today, it's the only day this week you'll want to leave home without a jacket! Our forecast calls for a slim 20% chance for rain and fog, mostly out there during the morning commute, then gradual clearing with highs near or slightly over 80 this afternoon. Today's record high?  84 from 1977.  First thing tomorrow, temperatures will drop sharply as a strong polar cold front sweeps through Texas. Get ready to bundle up...

So far, we've mostly seen light showers on radar through the early morning hours. It's certainly been enough to keep roadways slick, so please be careful as you head out. We're counting on some clearing of the clouds as we head into the afternoon. Futurecast shows a few sprinkles lingering well east of I-35 this afternoon. Our in-house model points to a band of showers briefly moving through the region immediately ahead of tomorrow's cold front, which is currently timed to arrive first thing in the morning. As for the winds, southerly breezes will be fairly strong out there today, with sustained speeds getting above 10 mph at times this afternoon and evening. Then we see a shift to a northerly direction coming through the area with the front around 6 a.m. or so for Austin. The model suggests wind speeds around 20 mph with gusts near 30 mph during the middle and late morning hours, with temps dropping quickly to 50s feeling more like 40s. There's a chance for additional chilly showers to develop both Wednesday and Thursday but the best odds will be further south towards the Gulf Coast. Plan for several chilly days, with afternoon 50s at the warmest both Wednesday and Thursday. Our coldest temps will probably happen Thursday night with a near freeze in metro areas coming around sunrise Friday. See the 7 Day Forecast for more.

Enjoy the weather!
--Chief Meteorologist Burton Fitzsimmons (@Burton_Spectrum)