Business as Normal Next Few Days. Better Chance of Rain by Late Week?
What a time to be alive! Hopefully you were able to take part and catch the partial solar eclipse over the Brazos Valley Monday afternoon. Moving forward, partly cloudy skies and hot highs (aka the same-ol-same) are the theme for Tuesday and Wednesday. Afternoon temperatures top the upper 90s, alongside heat index values running 100° - 105°. A stray shower or two cannot be ruled out through the afternoon hours.
Now onto where things get trick & interesting. Tropical Storm Harvey fell part to a remnant low in the Caribbean over the weekend. That said the ghost of Harvey may return as a tropical system as it moves into the Southern Gulf of Mexico by mid-week. Regardless of development, we'll need to monitor where this system goes as a chance for it moving into South Texas is not ruled out. A weak front arriving by the weekend and Harvey or the remnants it meandering Texas looks to increase the rain and thunderstorm chance Friday through early next week. Nothing promised at this point, but something that very much needs to be monitored over the next several days.
Monday Night: Mainly clear skies. Low: 76. Wind: SSE 0-5 mph.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy with a 10% chance of afternoon rain High: 98. Heat Index: 100°-106°. Wind: S 5-10 mph.
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy. Low: 76. Wind: SE 0-5 mph.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy with a 20% chance for showers and storms after 1pm. High: 98. Wind: ESE 5-10 mph.
--Chief Meteorologist Shel Winkley