Our Central Texas temperatures climb really quick out there today, with the warmest of the week expected this afternoon. The forecast calls for mostly sunny skies and mid to upper 80s.
We'll consider it downright breezy at times thanks to strong southerly winds, with sustained speeds around 10 to 20 mph and gusts nearing 30 mph. Hang on to your hats (and steering wheels) tightly again today.
As a result of the higher humidity, skies will turn mostly cloudy after midnight tonight and we might even see some patchy fog develop. It really depends on the winds dying down, which we think could happen especially as we head to sunrise, just in time for the morning commute.
The fog won't last long. Early in the afternoon tomorrow, a shift in the winds is forecast to take place as a very weak cold front crosses the Lone Star State. For our region, it's a very minimal 10-20% rain chance during the noon to 6 p.m. time frame. Northeasterly breezes will follow the front.
We see plenty of comfort coming for the end of the week, with cooler morning 50s and afternoon 70s. On Thursday, Gulf moisture returns fairly quickly with a chance for a few sprinkles. Then, come Friday, upper-level energy moving in from the west could help trigger a few showers.
Our next best chance for storms will hold off until Saturday. A potent upper-level disturbance is forecast to move from the West Coast to the Central Plains by the first half of the weekend, dragging a fairly strong cold front across the I-35 corridor on Saturday afternoon. As it looks now, we have a decent 40% chance for showers & storms, some of which might be strong to severe across parts of Texas. Stay tuned!
We'll talk more about the setup during 'Weather on the 1s' on TV or the live stream. Be sure to check in often for updates.