Weather doesn't get much more "boring" than this in Central Texas. Cool, dry, and clear. Why?
Well, the below diagram shows winds and temperatures at about 10,000 feet above the surface of the earth.
You can see the giant circulation in the winds above the Nashville, Tennessee area...this is the same Low Pressure system that pushed the cold front through Central Texas yesterday (and caused all the wind)...and it's the same storm that is bearing down on the Northeast this weekend. At great cost to the Northeast, Texas will have great weather.
Looking back at the image, you can see that the temperature of the air aloft is about the same over much of Texas as it is in Cheyenne, Wyoming...at least within about five degrees. The surface temperature in Wyoming is much cooler, especially because of it's high elevation (over 6000 feet), but the temperature aloft is roughly the same. Additionally, with this cold air comes High Pressure, and under High Pressure, generally clear skies. Ever notice how the temperature is cooler overnight when there are no clouds?
Great start to the weekend! Sunny and mild!
Dan Schreiber is an operational meteorologist, with experience