Sunshine is back after winter's attempt to take over

SAN ANTONIO – After a rare, wintry week in South Texas, sunshine will rule the skies for the next few days.

While exciting, the second earliest snowfall in San Antonio is long gone. Saturday morning’s temperatures will start cold and crisp with most rural locations at or below freezing. A jacket will be handy, but with the first glimpse of sunshine will come a quick jump in the thermometer.

By lunchtime, temperatures will already be approaching 60 degrees, and the abundant sunshine will make it feel very pleasant. The afternoon high will be in the mid-60s, accompanied by a slight breeze out of the northwest. Saturday will be a beautiful day to head outside and enjoy the fresh air.

Clear skies will continue Saturday night, and temperatures will nosedive as the sun sets. A drive to look at holiday lights will be perfect with the wintry temperatures in place. The low overnight will be in the mid-30s, and once again, a freeze will likely occur in many rural areas — especially in the Hill Country.

On Sunday, San Antonio will continue its stretch of fair weather, though the morning will be chilly yet again.

As people head back to work and school Monday, some high, thin cirrus clouds will mix in as an upper-level disturbance approaches from the west. Unfortunately for the ground’s sake, no rain will accompany this disturbance. The air will be too dry to squeeze out any rain (or snow). This means that we’ll continue our stretch of gorgeous and seasonable weather through the end of next week!