Showers, cool temperatures ahead this weekend for Texas
Thursday, October 12, 2017, 16:09 - A cold front moving in from the northwest will bring showers and cooler temperatures into Texas as the weekend progresses.
Saturday: Sunshine is expected across large portions of Texas with cloudy conditions confined to the western Gulf Coast. Some shower activity is likely to occur along coastal areas anywhere from Cameron to Nueces counties. During the evening and nighttime hours, expect and increase in cloud cover over the northwest section of the state with showers possible late in the day across northern portions of the Panhandle.
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Expect daytime highs to reach the mid 80s to low 90s across much of the state with muggy conditions in many areas, especially near the coast.
Daytime highs for Saturday c/o WxBell.
Sunday: During the early hours expect showers to slowly move from the Panhandle region into other sections of northern and extreme western Texas. Thunderstorms will be embedded in this line of showers moving northwest to southeast and can produce heavy showers of up to 1 inch in 24 hours. Model predictions are placing the heavier rain towards the west in and around the Gaines, Andrews, Ector, Ward and Winkler counties.
Except for the southern third of the state, daytime temperatures are expected to drop anywhere from 15 to 25oF, with highs in the low 60s north and in the mid 70s across many other areas of the south and central part of the state.
Sunday rainfall forecast c/o WxBell.
Dallas will see thundershowers we a considerable cool down on Sunday, while Houston will stay on the dry side most of the weekend with daytime highs soaring into the upper 80s to low 90s both Saturday and Sunday.
Dallas weekend forecast
Weekend Weather Across the Country
Across the U.S. expect a fairly active cold front associated with a low pressure center moving over the Great Lakes to bring showers and thunderstorms on Saturday anywhere from the northern Plains and Great lakes, across the central Mississippi River Valley down into Texas. On Sunday showers along the front will move into sections of the northeast affecting coastal areas of New York and New England during the nighttime hours. Out West, expect high pressure to continue dominating the weather pattern with high temperatures and gusty winds that can complicate even further the wildfire situation across many areas of California, especially over the northern half of the state. Some shower activity is expected across areas of Washington and Oregon