CENTRAL, Texas — A surge of low-level moisture will arrive overnight and early Thursday morning, spreading low stratus across Central Texas. Overnight lows will only fall into the mid and upper 50s.

Late in the week and into the upcoming weekend, the zonal flow will maintain an extended period of unsettled weather for the Waco/Temple/Killeen area and Brazos valley.

Despite a pattern shift next week, the unsettled weather will continue through the first full week of April.

 Our brief rain-free period will end Thursday when tropical moisture surges across Central Texas. A blanket of stratus will be in place by daybreak Thursday morning. A few thunderstorms will be possible throughout the day, but severe weather is not anticipated.

 A cold front will race down the Plains Thursday night, entering Comanche, Hamilton, and Mills counties before midday Friday. Showers and thunderstorms may end up capable of large hail and damaging winds during the afternoon hours.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with lows near 57°. Southerly winds 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy, with highs near 73°. Scattered (30%) showers. Southerly winds 10 to 15 mph.

Friday: Mostly cloudy, with highs near 78°. Scattered (50%) showers and thunderstorms, mainly during the afternoon and evening. A strong storm or two will be possible. Southerly winds becoming northerly around 5 to 15 mph.

Saturday: Cloudy, with highs near 67°. Scattered (50%) showers. Northerly winds 5 to 15 mph.

Sunday: Cloudy, with highs near 73°. Scattered (30%) showers. Southerly winds 5 to 15 mph.

Monday: Mostly cloudy, with highs near 81°. Scattered (30%) showers. Southerly winds 5 to 15 mph.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, with highs near 83°. Scattered (30%) showers. Southerly winds 5 to 15 mph.

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