Severe weather is breaking out along a squall line in north-central Texas this afternoon. The good news is an upper-level cap (a layer of warm air aloft) may keep the severe weather north of Galveston County. This is particularly true along the coast, where cool, foggy conditions may keep temperatures below the threshold needed to “break the cap”. Still, I will be watching the radar closely this evening.
Meanwhile, cooler, drier air flowing in behind a spring cold front may set the stage for near ideal conditions over the weekend with sunny skies and temperatures ranging from morning lows in the mid to upper-50s and highs in the 70s. It should seem like spring for sure through Sunday.
Looking further down the road, some models are suggesting that the first weekend of April may resemble March, with a push of fairly chilly air projected to send lows back into the 40s by the April 4 or April 5. While it is too early to say for sure, this would not be all that unusual for early April as the month often has one or two fairly decent cold fronts before warm, humid conditions completely rule the roost.
In any case, I think it is safe to say that we can put truly winter-type conditions behind us and enjoy our rather brief spring season. After all, summer weather will be here before we know it!
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