BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) - After a bitter cold weekend, we turn to unseasonably warm and windblown. Southeast winds returned to the Brazos Valley Monday and were cranked up with sustained winds between 10 and 20mph. However, our winds were nothing compared to those in Colorado Springs where 60-80mph wind gusts tore through the area Monday afternoon.
Tuesday morning winds did intensity but thankfully not quite to that level.
Recent gusts (where we're getting reliable data) have been around or above 20mph. That'll be enough to affect the morning drive. pic.twitter.com/pk67OzZPR5— Max Crawford (@KBTXMax) January 10, 2017
A Wind Advisory was issued for the northwestern half of the Brazos Valley for gusts up to 40mph.
That orginially went through 1pm but was extended through 4pm as wind speeds were staying strong.
Tuesday evening winds will calm down a bit but remain robust for most of the week.
Gusts relax, but a steady south breeze is expected to continue through your Tuesday evening plans. Mild is an understatement for January pic.twitter.com/SnDyse948l— Shel Winkley (@KBTXShel) January 10, 2017
A series of upper level systems are impacting the US through the weekend. That keeps these southeast winds gusty each day and bringing moisture with them. That not only causes bad hair days but is also bumping up our humidity levels - which will in turn also increase our rain and storm chance as we get closer to the weekend.
Consistency has been on the side for a bigger rain/storm chance Sunday night / Monday AM. Plenty of time to go, not set in stone just yet pic.twitter.com/1gWz7qVPiv— Shel Winkley (@KBTXShel) January 10, 2017
So until next week, be sure to hold on to your hats, use lots of hair spray and it may not be a bad idea to bring in any loose lawn furniture or the trash bin for the rest of the week.