By Jeff Ray

The typical high for this time of year is in the mid-80’s. We’ll be well above that for the third day in a row, highs will reach into the mid-90’s:

TX High Temp Today Plot

The dry weather continues,  not such good news when you consider that 95% of the state of Texas is in drought. Tomorrow we’ll have yet another dry day; the high pressure is sliding off to the east so it’ll be a few degrees cooler.

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As a low develops over the Rockies it will start to pull up the gulf moisture to our south and bring it into north Texas. So yes, it’ll be cooler with morning clouds but the increased humidity will make it feel warmer in the afternoon:

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That low pressure system is going to bring a cold front into our area for the weekend. The rain chances starts to pick up Saturday afternoon and peaks overnight into Sunday:

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We should have some decent rainfall amounts for our parched state and low reservoirs, 1″-2″ of rain should fall in most places:

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Here are the rain chances across  this weekend. Most of Saturday will be okay, at least until we get into the afternoon. The heaviest rain falls Saturday night.

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The hope right now is that the rain pulls away by Sunday afternoon.

The cold front and rain will bring cooler weather. Not cold weather; that air mass gets driven into the Great Lakes. No, we’ll simply drop down to “more seasonable” temperatures for the weekend with the clouds and rain. As soon as it dries out we’ll return to “above normal”.