Weather pattern could bring colder temperatures this weekend
SAN ANTONIO - The next big weather pattern change is coming Thursday.
Temperatures will head above normal, into the low to mid 70s. The next west coast storm system is on track to arrive Saturday between 3 a.m., and 5 a.m.
"Rain will develop Friday night and continue into the overnight hours," Chief Meteorologist Alex Garcia said. "Forecast models clear it out by mid-morning Saturday. Colder air drops in on Sunday but moderates quickly."
Thursday morning will bring a messy start to the day, low clouds, drizzle, fog, limited visibility and temperatures in the low 50s.
The fog should break up before the lunch hour.
Temperatures will climb into the mid-60s with mostly cloudy skies. A cold front will drop into the northern part of the state.
Thursday afternoon will bring a mixture of clouds and sunshine with peak temperatures in the low to mid 70s. Thursday evening temperatures will drop into the mid-60s.
Friday temperatures will hit the 70s again. We will also see a surge in gulf moisture across the region.
It will become the fuel for rain later Friday night and into Saturday morning.
A cold front will push into West Texas by Friday evening and arrive in the region overnight 3a to 5am. Rain is likely ahead and along the frontal boundary.
Skies will clear and it will be breezy behind the front. Forecast models indicate 20 to 25 with gusts up to 35mph and have backed off on the cold air a bit with most of the arctic air remaining north of the area.
This will bring temperatures in the mid-60s on Saturday and mid-50s on Sunday. We’ll see a quick warm up Monday before the next front arrives Tuesday.