Cloudy, drizzly mornings and warm, humid afternoons; that’s the pattern we’ve been experiencing throughout most of the week. So when will we get some relief?
Soon! In fact, our weather pattern is expected to change as we finish off this work week and head into the weekend. We’ll see pretty much everything, from a few storms, to gusty winds and eventually a drop in those temperatures! And the best part about this weather pattern shift is the muggy conditions will finally let up for a few days.
To get a little more specific, a low pressure system and an associated cold front will push eastward across the southern Plains. The cold frontal boundary is expected to pass over Central Texas between late Friday night and Saturday morning. Ahead of the cold frontal passage, winds will pick up out of the south (especially Friday afternoon and evening). There will be a slight chance of isolated thunderstorms for areas west of the I-35 corridor, but most of Central Texas should stay clear of storms during daylight hours on Friday.
After sunset and into early Saturday morning, the cold front will initiate showers and a few storms as it shifts across our area. Severe weather is not anticipated, but cannot be entirely ruled out. If a strong to severe storm does end up developing, we could see some locally heavy rain, hail and gusty winds. The tornado threat is quite low, but regardless, the First Alert 25 Weather Team will be monitoring the radar overnight Friday and Saturday morning.
Once the cold frontal boundary passes over Central Texas, cool air will begin to settle in. The big question heading into the weekend: How cool will temperatures get? On the conservative end, forecast models are suggesting highs in the low to mid 70s Saturday and Sunday, with morning lows in the mid to upper 40s Sunday and Monday. What’s interesting though is some forecast models have suggested that afternoon temperatures could linger in the 60s on Saturday!
The bottom line: temperatures will plummet anywhere from 10 to 20 degrees across Central Texas this weekend, and humidity values will fall significantly. It will feel much cooler and pleasant than a typical April weather pattern feels like.
So hang on folks, some relief from this heat is right around the corner.
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