It's going to be a little warmer this Thursday afternoon under sunny skies. It's cool and crisp again this morning though. We've dropped into the mid 50's this morning with the low humidity. A light northeast breeze will keep the humidity low for another day. High pressure will be increasing over the region and keep clouds to a minimum. Lunchtime temperatures will approach 80 degrees. A few clouds will make a comeback. Peak afternoon temperatures will reach into the upper 80s. Thursday evening will be pleasant as temperatures drop back down into the low 70s by mid evening.
Long term - high pressure will continue to dominate the weather pattern heading into the weekend. Saturday will be the change point as the West Coast Upper low shoves the high pressure ridge to the east. This will set up conditions that will favor more clouds and rain chances as we move into Sunday. High pressure off the Texas coast will begin to send Gulf moisture back into the region by Sunday. The approach of the upper low and deep moisture inflow will set up a dry line to the west. This will be the triggering mechanism for storms to develop late Sunday night into Monday morning. The dry line will push eastward on Monday bringing the threat of storms to the area. Threats will include: brief heavy rain, gusty winds, lightning and hail.