Cold front reaches Brazos Valley early; cool Saturday, cold Sunday ahead

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FEBRUARY 10th, 2018 -- The Brazos Valley's highly advertised weekend cold front is expected to reach the area much earlier than previously expected. Instead of a mid-to-upper 60° day, temperatures will fall to the mid-50s Saturday.

As of 9am Saturday, the cold front was past Waco and headed for the Northern Brazos Valley. A 20° difference straddled the cold front -- 43° at the hour in Waco, 63° in Bryan / College Station.

Northwest winds will turn into the Northern and Central Brazos Valley between 10am and noon. The cold front will continue south through the rest of the area by 2pm.

After only reaching the low-to-mid 60s, afternoon temperatures will steadily fall to the mid-50s by mid-afternoon.

Good news: brisk north winds are not anticipated to turn breezy until overnight. Wind chill values should be minimal Saturday.

While the rain chance is not large, do not be surprised to run into a few patchy areas of drizzle to the occasional light shower at times.

Sunday brings a much colder day post cold front. Morning temperatures start the day in the upper 30s to low 40s. Clouds, brisk winds, and a colder air mass only allow afternoon highs to reach the mid-40s across much of the Brazos Valley. Factor in that brisk wind and feels like conditions are anticipated in the mid-30s (at best).