Did you know that today is also the first day of Winter? It "officially" began early this morning and it definitely felt like winter with the arrival of a very cold and dry air mass in Southeast Texas. Even the sky looked cold:
I took this picture in Friendswood this afternoon while running some errands. Most of these cirrus clouds were south of I-10 and if they remain through the rest of this afternoon, it could provide for a dramatic sunset. The high pressure cell delivering the cool weather will gradually slide east during the weekend, so it will get progressively milder as southeast winds return. There is a slight chance for some rain late Sunday, but Christmas Eve and Christmas Day could be quite soggy.
TONIGHT: Mostly clear and cold. Lows north of I-10 below freezing for 2-4 hours. In town, lows fall to the mid 30s. Along the coast, lows in the low 40s. Light east winds 2-5 mph.
SATURDAY: Cold in the morning, but then becoming milder as temperatures rise to the mid to upper 60s. Increasing afternoon cloudiness after mostly sunny skies early. East winds becoming southeast 5-10 mph.
SATURDAY'S NORMAN NUMBER: 8
SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy with a chance of light rain in the morning and spotty showers by afternoon. Warmer with highs in the mid to upper 70s with southerly winds 10-15 mph.
SUNDAY'S NORMAN NUMBER: 6
Gene NormanFollow @genenormanwx