Behind Saturday’s powerful cold front, dry, cool air has been filtering into Central Texas. Even though skies cleared out heading into sunrise Sunday, a few high cirrus clouds developed by Sunday afternoon. Through the cirrus, the sun appeared to have a halo effect.
Cirrus clouds are perfect for weather phenomena like sun halos and sun dogs, because they’re the highest clouds in the atmosphere — made of ice crystals — and sunlight can reflect and refract in fascinating ways through them.
Sometimes cirrus can be an indicator that stormy conditions are 2-3 days away: not so in our case this week. Our Thanksgiving week forecast looks bright and dry, with the potential for more cirrus days, along with some lower-level clouds. Send in any neat photos of weather in Central Texas through the KXAN First Warning Weather App.