Apr 8, 2013 9:33 AM by Dave Baker
Stronger southerly winds will boost temperatures to near the 80 degree mark today and tomorrow. A ridge of high pressure that gave us the beautiful weather over the weekend will shift eastward and help to bring more Caribbean warmth and moisture into the region. At the same time, low pressure will deepen across the Texas panhandle. As the pressure gradient tightens, breezes will kick up. Windy conditions could be in the area Tuesday.
As the moisture increases, the stage will be set for rain showers and thunderstorms starting Wednesday as a cold front drifts closer. The front should pass through Thursday with rain ending by the afternoon. A few storms could become severe, but most of the severe weather is expected to remain north of the area.
Clouds will break up Friday and the rest of the weekend is looking pleasant with temperatures in the mid 70s.