Chilly, breezy, & wet. That is the theme of the weekend.
An upper low stuck west of Texas this weekend will toss small disturbances our way over the next few days. That equates to waves of rain & a few possible rumbles of thunder Saturday and Sunday. While it won't be raining the entire weekend, soggy weather will be in place more often than not. The rain & thunderstorm chance continues Monday as this upper level system swings east across Texas. When all is said and done, a widespread 2" to 5" of rain is expected, with localized higher totals. Most rain should be manageable -- although, localized flooding concerns will spring up at times.
Cloud cover, rain, and a breezy / brisk north to northeast wind will hold temperatures in the low to mid 50s from Saturday morning all the way through Monday. Sunshine and mild temperatures return Tuesday, only to be followed up by a stronger, Arctic cold front arriving around the middle of next week. First freeze -- potentially a hard freeze for some -- is possible by the end of next week.
Friday Night: Cloudy with a 100% chance of rain after midnight. Low: 51. Wind: ENE 10-15 mph.
Saturday: Cloudy with widespread rain. Heavy at times. High: 54. Wind: N 10-15 mph. Gusts to 25 mph.
Saturday Night: Cloudy with scattered showers. Low: 49. Wind: NE 5-15 mph.
Sunday: Cloudy with an 80% chance of rain, best chance before noon. High: 55. Wind: NNE 10-15 mph.
--Chief Meteorologist Shel Winkley