Thanks to some very dry air in place, we've got another chilly morning that'll give way to another beautiful, bright and comfortable afternoon across Central Texas. It's arguably some of the best weather of the year -- be sure to get out and enjoy! Our forecast calls for highs near 70.
A reinforcing shot of dry air arrives from the northeast today, which will simply keep this good thing going for at least one more day. Only a few high clouds will block our abundantly sunny skies, so make sure you take your shades.
After another cold start in the morning, southeast winds will gradually come back tomorrow afternoon and that means the humidity will start to rise again. By Thursday, we'll feel a difference in the air out there and we'll also see notably cloudier skies, which could put out a few sprinkles especially late in the day.
It's now a low 20% rain chance Thursday and Friday with plenty of Gulf and Pacific moisture. A slightly better 30% chance for showers & storms happens Friday night, when a weak front moves through the I-35 corridor.
Speaking of the Pacific, the subtropical jet stream is currently flowing from Hawaii to Texas (what we call the "pineapple express") and it'll bring several little impulses to the atmosphere aloft. As a result, we'll keep a 20% rain chance going Saturday & Sunday as well.
If you're ready for a warm-up, you're in the right place! We think temps will climb into the low and mid 80s as soon as Friday, with a warmer-than-normal pattern through Monday. Another front tries to move through the region as we start next week.
In all, NOAA's 7 day rain outlook calls for some widespread 1/4" to 1/2" potential rain accumulations.