Batch of Showers/Storms Today, Drier This Weekend
The dense, stuffy feeling is with us once again this morning, but we should start to note some improvement in that area by the end of the week! For now, another dose of patchy fog is possible in the morning commute, but we've got eyes on a bigger precip prize by the afternoon.
Showers are possible as early as later this morning, mainly south of Hwy 290. By midday and onward, showers will move off the coast and begin to develop across the Brazos Valley, giving us a good 40-50% coverage by the mid afternoon. Those who see rain will get a good tropical downpour and up to a quarter inch, with a stray thunderstorm that could pack some gusty winds and drop a quick inch of rain.
High pressure tightens its grip on us a bit by the end of the week and into the weekend. We'll keep the muggy feel around, but it won't be quite as stuffy and oppressive as what we've seen the past few days. Just a stray shower will be possible each afternoon through the weekend, with scattered afternoon showers and storms returning next week.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of rain and thunderstorms. High: 90. Heat index: 96 - 101. Wind: SSE 5-10 mph, gusting 15 mph.
Thursday Night: Partly cloudy. Low: 72. Wind: SSE 5-10 mph.
Friday: Partly cloudy with an isolated rain chance. High: 91. Heat Index: 94 - 96. Wind: SSE 5-10 mph.
Friday Night: Mainly clear with patchy fog by morning. Low: 71. Wind: SSE 5-10 mph.
-- Meteorologist Max Crawford