We're in for a mighty fine first full day of the new season! Look for abundant sunshine across Central Texas today and, after a chilly start with our coldest temperatures of the week happening this morning, we're in for slightly warmer afternoon highs in the upper 70s.
Southerly winds come back to the area and could get a bit gusty as we head into the afternoon commute. It'll be even breezier tomorrow, with gusts around 15-20 mph. As a result of the return of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico, we'll see more clouds arrive tomorrow and skies will probably go mostly cloudy at times on Friday.
This warming trend will carry us back into the 80s Friday through the upcoming weekend and might even amount to a few area thermometers touching 90 by Sunday. A very weak front is in the area this weekend and it might help to strike up a few showers on Sunday and Monday.
While it's still way too early to say for sure, an extended period of notable rainfall could be in our immediate future. Computer models show another front entering Texas and potentially stalling out through the middle of next week, all while a large upper-level disturbance camps out to our west. Pay attention: this setup can sometimes lead to flooding in Texas! NOAA's latest 7 day rain outlook calls for 1/2" to 3/4" potential accumulations here at home, with heavier 1"+ totals from Dallas northward.
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