STAYING SUNNY & DRY WITH WARMING AFTERNOON HIGHS, CHILLY NIGHTS… WEAK FRONT COOLS WEEKEND TEMPS, INTRODUCES CLOUDS, SHOWER CHANCES

Very dry air remains in place today, so it will continue to be sunny each day into Thursday with warming afternoon temps. Overnight lows tonight will still be chilly, though. Most areas will be in the lower 40’s but the colder spots may see some 30’s or 40 degrees for the Wednesday morning low.

A weak cold front pushes in from the NW Thursday night. The front won’t have a lot of moisture to work with because once again, the gulf is closed off from bringing in moisture from the south again. The front itself will still be able to generate some cloud cover and passing showers Thursday night into Friday for some.

Lingering but weak upper disturbances will be riding east through the area behind the front Friday into the weekend. I’m not overly excited for any big opportunities for rain, but I don’t think we will be sunny, either, so I’m going with a mix of sun and clouds — partly sunny basically — with a 30% chance of a few showers into early next week.

After nearing 80 degrees for the high on Thursday, temps will drop back to near normal readings in the mid to upper 60’s for highs with lows in the upper 40’s next week.

If you have outdoor weekend plans, I wouldn’t cancel. We’re just looking at clouds and scattered showers at times. Still, have rain gear handy if you get under one! Either way, it won’t be enough rain to put a dent in the dry spell that’s getting worse each day this week.

Meteorologist Jamey Singleton