Sunday evening rains brought a break from the above-average temperatures, but wet weather may be a rare commodity this spring.
Christopher Daniels, meteorologist at the National Weather Service in San Angelo, said dry conditions could be expected this spring.
“We expect below-average precipitation and to have above-normal temperatures for the next three months,” Daniels said.
The National Weather Service forecast indicates a drought for the southern United States in the summer months.
“Most of the state will be in a drought and unusually hot in the upcoming months” Daniels said.
However, Daniels said this week will be cooler than the past with temperatures in the high 80s and lows in the 50s.
Some students look forward to the prospect of spring rains.
Tiffany Steinkamp is a senior nursing major from Fredricksburg. For her, the spring rains are reminiscent of her years spent in Penang, Malaysia.
“I went to high school in Malaysia where it rains just a little everyday this time of year. The warm Texas storms remind me of Malaysia,” Steinkamp said.
The weather in the next few weeks will continue to vary in temperature.
“I guess the thing about Texas is that you never know what to expect from the weather. One day it’s cold and the next is 80 degrees outside. I’m just going to enjoy the nice weather we’re having this week,” Steinkamp said.
However as the summer approaches students prepare to stay indoors.
“I can only imagine how hot and humid Houston will be this summer. I plan on staying inside with lots of fans,” Spencer Fox, senior environmental science major from Houston, said.
April temperatures will stay relatively in the mid-to-high 80s before climbing up to the 90s and above in May.