The much advertised cold front has finally pushed through the Brazos Valley -- and while it hasn't exactly left the prettiest of weather, it has brought that holiday feel back to the area along with a touch of rain as well! After a few storms moved over our back yard Thursday night, some folks across the Brazos Valley managed to pick up a couple tenths of an inch of needed rain. Nowhere even close to being a drought buster, but we'll sure take any little bit that we can at this point.
Cloudy, Cool & Breezy
Not looking to see good ol' Mr. Sunshine much over the next 48 hours or so. Overcast skies look like they will hang tough over the area as the sunnier skies stop just north of Waco. Cooler air here at the surface will have warmer, moist air riding over it in the upper levels of the
atmosphere from the west / southwest leaving a process called "overrunning" which causes the cloud cover. Overrunning can sometimes lead to patches of drizzle & light rain forming -- however, as the latest computer models come out, the chance of anymore soggy weather is going to remain slim heading into the weekend. Factor in a breezy north wind at 10-20mph, with gusts upwards of 25mph, and daytime highs will struggle to reach the mid 50s on Friday and Saturday.
Another Quick Warm-up
Peeks of sunshine return on Sunday as high pressure helps to clear skies a bit. Highs to wrap up the weekend will run in the low-to-mid 60s, followed by a more humid afternoon of 70° temperatures on Monday. But wait -- just as quick the weather is about to change again....
Rain, Cooler Air and Severe Weather?
Our next upper-level weather maker is building over the SoCal & Baja Peninsula region this Friday morning. This low will remain stationary over the next 48 hours, building, strengthening and
causing a mess of problems for parts of California -- including Santa Ana winds. By Monday, this potent system will be in the Panhandle and then swing pretty close to North Texas. With this track, we are set for a pretty decent chance of showers and thunderstorms late Monday / very early Tuesday (40% for now). On that note, it looks like there may be a risk for severe thunderstorms as well if this rain chance comes together...check back next week for the next blog -- we'll be detailing things as they become closer to reality.