Interesting week in the weather world thanks to that active pattern that has been keeping clouds and rain chances almost constant in the forecast. To kick things off, how do you feel about a pretty strong cold front pushing through the Brazos Valley later on this Monday afternoon? Then, to be completely honest, once this front passes, it looks pretty miserable for any outdoor plans you were looking forward to. Let's jump into the "cheerful" details, shall we?
A pretty strong push of cold air is moving through the Lone Star State this morning, with an E.T.A. for our backyard around 3-6pm. The welcoming party for that front? Rain and thunderstorms...possibly moving through just in time to interfere with that commute home from work and school. As this line of showers and storms push through, some areas could see a strong storm or two that could bring some gusty winds and heavy downpours. Moral of the story: keep the umbrella close and watch out / slow down if you encounter slick streets and heavy rain that could reduce your visibility while o nthe roadways.
Now behind the front is the miserable part. Tonight and Tuesday, north winds look pretty gusty which will 1) filter in that much colder air and 2) bring on bone biting wind chills. Tuesday morning, as lows drop down into the lower-to-mid 30s, north winds will most likely make things feel more like the 20s for most. Tuesday afternoon, highs are expected to top off in the 40s with a little sunshine possible by afternoon, however again, factor north winds 10-20mph and things will feel even colder at times. Winds should relax late Tuesday...but highs the rest of the week will continue to struggle to make the 40s.
To add insult to injury, the subtropical jet stream is going to continue to funnel high and mid-level clouds over the top of us this week, mixed with disturbances from time to time. Our next big weather maker is due in around Thursday with rain chances once again looking likely. We'll dive into this scenerio more later this week...and take this next statement with a grain of salt...but it looks like possibly our northern and maybe even western counties could have a chance to see a little wintry precipitation early Thursday. Again, put that in the back of your mind for right now, we'll be back later this week to shoot you an update.