For most, it wasn’t a record-breaker Monday, but man was it warm for late October. Once again, much of the area hit 80°. Vichy set a new record high at 83°, topping the old record high of 82° set in 1899.
While warm and sunny was the story for today, rain will be the headline for the remainder of the week. Showers are expected to kick off as early as tomorrow morning with the heaviest rainfall occurring in the West.
Leading things off will be leftover energy from Hurricane Norma. This feature is already generating wet conditions across Texas and will lead to showers locally by Tuesday morning. This first wave of showers will be followed by mostly dry weather Tuesday afternoon ahead of another round of showers Tuesday night.
The risk of rain will persist for every day this week, but no day will be a washout. After Tuesday, it looks like Thursday will be the wetter day out of the stretch. Despite the daily chance of rain, high temperatures are expected to remain in the 70s throughout the week. Wednesday and Friday will be our warmest days when highs will approach 80°. The overnights will also be warm with temperatures only falling into the 60s, or 15 to 20° above normal!
The heaviest rainfall is expected to pour down this weekend. A wet pattern will set up as a persistent trough in the West sets up a clash between cold air to the north and warm air to the south over the region. A frontal boundary will slowly work south through the area generating widespread rain and thunderstorms Saturday through Monday. Temperatures will turn cooler as well. In fact, Monday looks cold and wet with temperatures stuck in the 40s all day.
Timing will be close for Halloween, but it looks like clouds and rain will clear out making way for a cold and quiet night for trick-or-treaters. Our first widespread freeze of the season looks possible as we kick off the month of November.