‘Big change’ in weather expected through weekend
After a frosty Monday and more near-freezing temperatures in the overnight forecast, the sun is expected to reappear Tuesday and begin a warming trend for the rest of the week.
National Weather Service meteorologist Aaron Treadway said high temperatures are forecast to be in the 50 degree range Tuesday and up to 70 degrees by Friday.
“It’s going to be a big change from what we see today to what we see by the end of the week,” Treadway said. “The upper atmosphere changes and we get that southerly flow from the Gulf of Mexico, which will help warm the area through the rest of week.”
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Temperatures are expected to reach freezing one more time between Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.
Treadway advises people to always remember the four P’s during weather like this: “People, pets, plants and pipes.”
“Remember to check on the elderly or others who may be impacted by the cold,” he said. Pets should also be brought inside, particularly short-haired, very young or old dogs and all cats, according to Animal Care Services.
Treadway said people should take care of plants that have either been recently planted or started to bloom to prevent the cold from wiping them out.
Rain chances start at 20 percent on Thursday and Friday, with a 30 percent chance expected on Saturday.
“For Thursday and Friday there may be some isolated showers, but nothing too much to write home about,” Treadway said. “The weather maker is on Saturday with a cold front that could bring a decent shot of rain to San Antonio.”