Have you been outside these past couple of mornings? Opened a window at the least? Hopefully the answer is yes because it has been nothing but perfect when you compare our recent weather to the standards of Autumn. Here's a break down of the past couple of days here in the Brazos Valley:
Saturday: Low--57°, High--87°
Sunday: Low--53°, High--86°
If for whatever reason you couldn't make it out to enjoy this taste of fall, no worries -- we'll have a couple more days of cool overnight lows followed up by mild afternoon highs. High pressure, while keeping our weather pattern quiet, will also slowly be adding features into the forecast that will warm the Brazos Valley back up a bit.
Southeast winds will return starting up on Tuesday afternoon. That will open the Gulf of Mexico back up for business which adds more moisture to our atmosphere and eventually more humidity, cloud cover, and warmer temperatures. But the loss of this beautiful weather isn't for nothing -- there may be a shot of rain just over the horizon.
An upper-level trough of low pressure will begin to carve out across the western half of the country. While it is a pretty impressive system, it doesn't look like it is going to have what it takes to bring all of it's full potential to the area. As it approaches Texas this weekend, however, it looks like the bulk of this system will be deflected to the north -- not before leaving a glimmer of hope for rain in the forecast. Here at home, we'll keep a 20% shot of rain for Friday and Saturday with a somewhat better 30% chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms coming through on Sunday.
By that same token, heading to Lubbock to watch the Ags take the field against the Red Raiders this weekend? May want to take the poncho as it looks like a much more likely chance of thunderstorms for the Panhandle -- some of which may be on the severe side.