Springlike temperatures remain; rain chances increase this weekend

Showers, thunderstorms expected ahead of upper-level disturbance Sunday

By Juan Acuna - Meteorologist
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SAN ANTONIO - Temperatures have done a 180 from the bitterly cold temperatures observed last weekend with South Texas going from temperatures in the upper teens on Saturday to the upper 70s and low 80s over the last two days.

The cold air has escaped to the northeast and moisture and humidity have returned to South Texas in a big way. For the short term, there are no big pushes of cold air in the next seven days. This leaves the area with high temperatures in the mid- to upper 70s through early next week.

Our next big weather event will be an upper-level disturbance that is riding south along the coast of California and will eventually push into North Texas by late Friday and into Saturday.

It will increase moisture farther from the Gulf of Mexico and will result in isolated showers and storms here in the Alamo City on Friday and Saturday. As it moves closer to Texas on Sunday and Monday, the isolated activity will pick up in coverage to scattered showers and storms.

Those who have outdoor activity plans this weekend might want to pay close attention to the forecast, as some locations could pick up an inch or two of rain by the middle of next week.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday may see the brunt of the showers and storms, which may put a damper on outdoor activities that are planned across the area.

Be sure to grab the umbrella, which may be handy over the next several days.

The KSAT12 Weather Authority Team will be keeping a close eye on the radar as we move into the weekend and will be updating on our social media sites and on air if any watches or warnings are issued by the National Weather Service. 

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