DECEMBER 26th, 2017 -- After Christmas sunshine, clouds & drizzly rain took over the Brazos Valley Tuesday. Even colder temperatures & brisk winds are in store for the middle of the week.
A reinforcing cold front slides through the Brazos Valley, kicking up the wind and shoving in colder air that currently in place.
After midnight and before 10am Wednesday, winds are expected to gust 20-25mph at times. Most of the day will feature a sustained wind between 10 and 20mph out of the north and northeast.
Actual air temperatures are set to fall to the upper 30s by sunrise Wednesday and only rebound a few degrees to the low / mid 40s by afternoon.
Factor in that brisk & at times, blustery wind -- wind chill values are only expected to run in the 30s throughout the day. That means you are dressing like it is freezing out in the morning and for the upper 30s to about 40° in the afternoon.
Cold & cloudy weather is expected to close out 2017. Another strong cold front is scheduled to arrive in the Brazos Valley for New Year's. That potentially could be some of the coldest air we have seen in many years.