Hot, Breezy Days Kick off Memorial Day Weekend
The unofficial start of summer is here and boy is it feeling like it across the Brazos Valley. Morning clouds have hung around for most of the day but we do find some peaks of sunshine and blue sky here and there. That doesn't hold back the humidity or big dose of heat we have. Temps reaching the low to mid 90s with so much moisture may actually have us feeling like the triple digits, which could definitely lead to the hottest feeling day we've had so far this year. Continue that for Saturday as well so be careful out in the triple digit heat index heat - drink plenty of water, use sunscreen, and don't overdo it outside. We do have a bit of a breeze from the south but its bringing in more gulf moisture than helping us cool off.
All Memorial Day weekend outdoor plans leading up to Sunday afternoon should be good to go but come Sunday night/Monday have an indoor plan as well. A weak cold front approaches the area Sunday evening / overnight and is expected to get hung up over the area. That feature along with passing disturbances will help kick up a daily rain and thunderstorm chance. Plans for Memorial Day Monday? That looks to bring a decent chance of rain to the area -- as of now, looking like a soggy morning with the chance to salvage the afternoon for activities. From there, it is not a wash of a forecast but daily rounds of rain and thunderstorms look possible for the area through much of the week.
Friday Night: Becoming mostly cloudy. Low: 76. Wind: S 5-15 mph.
Saturday: Morning clouds, afternoon mix of clouds and sun. High: 94. Wind: S 15-20 mph, with gusts upwards of 25 mph.
Saturday Night: Increasing clouds. Low: 76. Wind: S 5-15 mph.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy with increasing rain chance for the afternoon and evening hours. High: 92. Wind: S 10-15 mph, with gusts upwards of 25mph.
--Meteorologist Carly Cassady