Clouds covered most of Central Texas for the better part of the past 16 days, but they're finally out of the picture today thanks to an overnight cold front. The forecast calls for breezy north winds and highs in the low to mid 60s.
Northerly wind gusts will likely peak around 20 mph through parts of the afternoon then, after sunset, diminish fairly rapidly. It'll be a clear, calm, cold night across the region with the chance for a light freeze for a few hours outside of the metro areas. In town, we're calling for a sunrise low around 35-37 to start tomorrow while suburbs & Hill Country locations will likely dip into the low 30s.
Compared to the last several, this was a relatively weak cold front. As a result, south-southeast winds should resume as soon as tomorrow with the beginning of a new warm snap. As high pressure builds into the Lone Star State from the west through the end of the week, temps will climb well into the comfort zone with mid 70s for Thursday then highs near 80 Friday.
Computer models are playing a little game with us, and have been teasing with another cold front on Friday. We now think that front will stay to the north until Saturday afternoon, allowing for a warm start to the weekend. The next cooldown looks more likely to occur on Sunday, with daytime temps in the seasonable 60s. More cool air is expected to arrive early next week.
There's a chance the weekend forecast could change over the next few days as we get a better handle on this next cold front. Please be sure to check back for updates here and, for more, join us on Spectrum News with our 'Weather on the 1s' reports every 10 minutes. Watch via TV or the live stream.