Wednesday Weather Roundup: Cooler days ahead

VICTORIA, Texas – According to estimated rainfall totals from the National Weather Service, most of the rain stayed west and north of Victoria overnight. Thus, the drought continues.

Overrunning conditions (aka: clouds and light precipitation) will not last long, as tonight we expect a second push of high pressure into the region, bringing colder air. Tonight will see rain showers likely though, with overcast skies and lows in the low 50s.

Tomorrow the colder air will prevail in our forecast, with highs only reaching the mid 50s with overcast skies and another round of rain showers. We will begin to really feel the colder air tomorrow night. Lows will plunge into the low 40s, with the clouds clearing out as high pressure takes hold. Thursday and Thursday night will be breezy, with wind gusts approaching 23 MPH will be possible. Winds are also making for an unfavorable marine forecast through Friday, with a Gale Watch in effect.

Heading into the weekend, we will see a warming trend into Saturday. Highs will jump from the mid 50s Friday to mid 60s on Saturday as the heat cannot stay away with high pressure building. Showers will be possible Saturday evening into Sunday as a disturbance associated with our next cold front begins to make its way to south Texas. The real cold front will pass through Tuesday evening as of now, but that is subject to change due to the amount of time between now and then.