Chris Coleman, ERCOT Senior Meteorologist
Updated Thursday, February 14
General Discussion: A deep trough of low pressure – with associated cold, below-normal air – is mostly anchored over the Western U.S. The computer models keep attempting to either shift the main trough east or break a piece of the trough off and shift it east. Either with potential to trend colder – but both commonly not living up to model prognostications. We should begin to see some colder air filter into North and West portions of ERCOT on Friday, shifting into Central Texas on the weekend. Attempting to push through the Coast and South Texas early next week – but with greater uncertainty. North of the front will be significantly cooler than south of the front. Mostly dry today through Sunday.
Today: Mix of high level clouds and sunshine. Warmer than yesterday. Highs mostly in the 70s, though some 80s in West Texas. Lows tonight mostly in the 50s.
Tomorrow: Increasingly warm with some locations threatening daily high temperature records. Much will depend on the balance of sun and cloud cover. Many 80s expected across South Texas, the Coast, and Central Texas. 70s elsewhere, with some colder potential North and West.