With the exception of today, Central Texans can expect a week of sunglass-wearing weather and the start of summerish heat.
The same upper-low system that brought the area heavy rains last week will linger over Central Texas today, said Joe Harris, a metrologist with the National Weather Service’s Fort Worth office.
That means a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms today, according to the NWS, with partly sunny skies and a high near 88 with light southeast wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph.
“Rain chances are going to be diminishing,” Harris said Saturday. “There is a 20 percent chance for tomorrow, but that is it for the week basically.”
Beginning Monday, expect highs in the low 90s with mostly sunny and partly cloudy conditions all week. Lows will be in the low 70s.
“It is going be normal temperatures,” Harris said. “Nighttime lows may be a little high, but daytime will be normal. It is going to feel hotter.”
It is beginning to feel a lot like summer.
“Summer is coming pretty fast and temperatures are increasing,” Harris said. “It will continue to warm up, but it is a slow warm up.”