From the National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office ( 15 Jan 2021 08:15 pm )
North and Central Texas remains under the influence of northwest flow aloft as a large upper level low spins across the Midwest. The strong northwest winds that have dominated the weather headlines the past 24-36 hours have remained elevated this afternoon, but are expected to diminish this evening as the boundary layer decouples. For this reason, the Wind Advisory has been allowed to expire at 6 PM CST. Fire weather conditions will also improve after sunset as surface wind speeds slacken. The dry airmass in place, evidenced by dewpoints in the teens and low 20s, and decreasing west-northwest winds will allow for moderate radiational cooling overnight. Tonight's low temperatures will range from the upper 20s across the Big Country and western North Texas to the lower 30s elsewhere across the region.
After a cold start Saturday, it should be a pleasant day with much less blustery conditions. The dominant upper level cyclone will continue to move off to the east allowing the pressure gradient over our region to relax. Afternoon temperatures will warm into the 50s under mostly clear skies. A shortwave trough will approach the region late Saturday afternoon and evening, bringing only a gradual increase in cirrus from the northwest in the absence of notable available moisture. The associated weak cold front will be pulled through the region Sunday (see long-term discussion below for more on this). Saturday night lows will be near normal, with temperatures hovering in the mid 30s area-wide.