A front will slip to the south of San Antonio Friday evening, allowing cooler air to make its presence known for the Ford Holiday River Parade and Lighting Ceremony.
Winds will kick up from the northeast into the evening hours Friday averaging 10 to 20 mph. Temperatures will fall through the 60s.
While any heavy rainfall and thunderstorms will have shifted to the south of the city by parade start time, there is still the risk of sprinkles or a light shower for evening activities.
The hour-long parade Friday along San Antonio's River Walk begins around 7:00 p.m. CST with activities continuing until 10:00 p.m.
Enough dry air will punch through to bring clearing later Friday night and a sunny day on Saturday.
As a storm drops southeastward from the Rockies to the southern Plains early next week, another period of clouds and perhaps showers could visit the region from later Sunday into Monday.
At least with a breeze and drier air moving into the region Friday night, people should not have to worry about running into dense fog patches on their way home.
A clear sky overhead, light winds and moist air near the ground allowed locally dense fog to form in central and eastern Texas Thanksgiving morning. A multiple-vehicle pile-up occurred along I-10 near Beaumont. There were multiple injuries. Two people died as a result of the crash according to local television station, KBMT.
After the new week begins with stormy weather, the Cleveland area will see temperatures reminiscent of September move in midweek.
Dallas will see continued periods of heat and dry weather with temperatures expected to reach 100 F Sunday and Monday.
The first part of this week will feel more like September than the middle of July, typically the hottest time of year, throughout the Midwest.
The hot weather seen across the Northwest over the weekend will carry over into the new week, continuing the risk of heat-related illness.
The Northeast and mid-Atlantic will be faced with severe thunderstorms and flooding downpours through at least Tuesday before the new week ends on a more refreshing note.
Walker, IA (1992)
3.5 inches of rain in just one hour caused stream and river flooding.
New Jersey, NY (1895)
Cherry Hill Tornado in North Jersey caused $50,000 damage; funnel then descended at New York City in Harlem and Woodhaven, where one was killed; ended as a waterspout in Jamaica Bay; New York City damage totalled $43,000. Note: This is not the Cherry Hill in South Jersey.
Mississippi Valley & Great Lakes (1936)
Searing heat across the Upper Mississippi Valley and the Great Lakes: Evansville, IN 107 degrees Alpena, MI 104 degrees Grand Rapids, MI 108 degrees St. Cloud, MN 107 degrees Wisconsin Dells, WI 114 degrees; all-time record. Green Bay, WI 104 degrees Fort Francis, ONT. 108 degrees; highest ever in Ontario Province. Mio, MI 112 degrees, all-time high in state.