Today has been marked with scattered showers and cooler temps. thanks to a cold front moving through our area today, but the best chances of heavy rain or thunder hold off until later this evening and the first part of tonight. After two days in the 80's this will be a cooldown, but actually is typical for this time in May. Average highs for these final days of the month are at about 73° and we've been very near to that today. A little warmer to the south some areas in the upper 70's today.
Showers will continue for a little while tonight, before moving out around midnight for most of the region. A bit later, even into the early morning hours for some areas to the south. Overnight lows will be slightly cooler behind the passage of the front. Early morning lows in the 40's and 50's.
High pressure then returns for this final weekend of May, but it's going to be quite cool for the time of year. Temperatures should be a good ten degrees below average on Saturday, with highs falling to the low and mid 60s. Skies will clear more and more through out the day with plenty of sunshine especially after noon. Winds may be a bit breezy as well tomorrow from the northwest.
Sunday will warm up a few more degrees, with plenty of sunshine, but it will come after a chilly start, with readings in the mid to upper 30s early on. And, if you are in one of those areas prone to frost formulation, you may want to cover up any sensitive plants Saturday night. The winds should be enough (about 5-10 miles per hour) to prevent widespread frost, but especially north, if you want to be safe, it will be a good idea to take some precautions.
June is just around the corner now and the weather looks to warm up gradually with the arrival of the new month. The dry weather will also continue, making for some nice recreational weather. Highs will climb back to or just above 70 on Monday, and by Wednesday we have a shot to get back into the 80s. At this point, the next chance of rain and storms holds off until at least Thursday.
- The National Weather Service says there's a slight chance for severe weather along the Texas-New Mexico border and rainfall over the Memorial Day weekend will likely cause flash flooding across the southern Plains.
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