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Cold night, chilly/sunny Wednesday in SE Texas

Below normal temperatures through the weekend

BEAUMONT, Texas — Chilly temperatures are forecast through the weekend in SE Texas ahead of a warming trend with showers/storms early/middle of next week.

Tonight, a cold front will move through SE Texas with decreasing cloudiness and chilly temperatures.  A light freeze is forecast in the Lakes to the middle/upper 30s in the Triangle.  Wind chills Wednesday Morning may dip into the middle/upper 20s and around freezing in the Triangle.

However, sunny skies are forecast Wednesday with highs in the lower/middle 50s.

Thursday increasing cloudiness is forecast as an upper-level disturbance moves west to east across the Red River in North Texas.  Chilly temperatures are forecast with dry weather.

A few showers and possible Thursday Night and Friday Morning as another disturbance translates across the area.  Rainfall amounts look light.  The sun is forecast to return during the afternoon with highs in the lower to middle 50s.

The weekend looks dry with abundant sunshine.  Near-freezing to freezing temperatures are forecast Saturday Morning.  The warming trend then begins Sunday with highs climbing into the lower to middle 60s.

Clouds and scattered showers are forecast Monday thanks to an upper-level disturbance as highs further climb into the middle 60s.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are forecast Tuesday and Wednesday as moisture increases over the area and disturbances move through SE Texas due to an active subtropical jetstream.  Temperatures will continue to warm with lows in the 60s and highs in the lower 70s by Wednesday 2/2.

A cold front, scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible Thursday 2/3 followed by cooler, drier weather by Friday 2/4.

Short Term Forecast

Triangle Tonight:  Decreasing cloudiness, chilly, breezy.  Low near:  36° in Beaumont, near:  35° in Orange and 38° in Port Arthur.  Winds:  Northeast 5-15 mph with gusts to 20 mph.

Lakes Area Tonight:  Clearing, breezy and cold.  Low Near:  31°.  Winds: Northeast 5-10 mph with gusts to 20 mph.

Triangle Wednesday:  Mostly sunny, chilly and breezy.  High near:  56° in Beaumont, High near:  54° in Orange and High near:  54° in Port Arthur.  Winds: Northeast:  5-10 mph with gusts to 20 mph.

Lakes Area Wednesday:  Mostly sunny, chilly and breezy.  High near:  51°. Winds:  Northeast 5-10 mph with gusts to 20 mph.

Credit: Patrick Vaughn
Below normal temperatures are forecast through the weekend with lows in the 30s and 40s and highs in the 50s. A warming trend is forecast to begin Monday with highs rising into the lower 70s by Tuesday. Scattered showers and thunderstorms Monday through Thursday 2/3 are forecast in SE Texas.

Extended Forecast

Thursday (1/27):  Partly sunny, chilly.  Low near:  37°.  High near:  59°.  Winds: Northeast 2-7 mph.

Friday (1/28):  20% coverage of morning showers becoming mostly sunny, breezy during the afternoon.  Low near:  42°.  High near:  55°.  Winds:  North 5-15 mph with gusts to 20 mph.

Saturday (1/29):  Sunny, chilly.  Low near:  33°.  High near:  58°.  Winds:  North becoming South 2-7 mph.

Sunday (1/30):  Mostly sunny, warmer.  Low near:  39°.  High near:  65°.  Winds: Southwest becoming South 3-10 mph.

Monday (1/31):  Becoming mostly cloudy, breezy, warmer with a 30% coverage of showers.  Low near:  48°.  High near:  67°.  Winds:  Southeast 5-15 mph with gusts to 20 mph.

Tuesday (2/1):  Mostly cloudy, breezy, warmer and humid with a 40% coverage of showers and thunderstorms.  Low near:  57°.  High near:  71°.  Winds: Southeast 5-15 mph with gusts to 20 mph.

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