Clouds Moving In With Storms Tonight

Breezy and Warm, Then Cooler for the Weekend
Posted at 3:47 AM, Dec 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-11 09:33:57-05

After a string of sunny days, clouds will be returning today with rain in the near future. Low pressure spinning over the middle part of the country will drift northeast today. It's dragging along a cold front that's currently over Texas. This front will advance toward our region today.

Southerly breezes will start to kick up. Those winds could peak in the 20-25 mph range as temperatures climb into the mid 70s. Don't expect a lot of rain during the day today, but as the front gets closer tonight, showers and storms will be more likely. A few storms could bring brief gusty winds and heavy rains overnight, but the severe weather threat is low.

The front will continue along into Saturday. A few lingering showers are possible early in the day, with some breaks in the clouds during the afternoon. Highs will be in the 60s with a northwest breeze.

Another low will develop on Sunday and push into western Texas, another low looks to develop along the front, closer to the Rio Grande Valley. This will once again increase the chance for rain by Sunday afternoon.

Rainfall totals from now through Sunday should be around an inch, but it looks like it will come in two waves, one tonight and the other Sunday afternoon. Higher amounts can be expected farther inland.

Next week looks fairly quiet, but consistently cool temperatures should hold for much of the week. Another chance for rain toward next weekend.