What was Hurricane Ingrid, over the weekend, downgraded back to a tropical storm just before making landfall in Mexico this morning around 7am. While the rain is falling from Mexico to South Texas, we are seeing some minor effects from that tropical system here in the Brazos Valley.
Did you notice it was a bit on the cloudy side Monday afternoon? That's high to mid-level moisture streaming into the area off of the remnants of Ingrid. We'll keep those cloudier skies through Tuesday before seeing it all break up a bit by Wednesday.
A few spotty showers / isolated downpours will be possible these next couple of days, but we are looking at a few changes to swing our way in just a handful of days.
Keeping the Lid on for Now
High pressure is sitting over the Brazos Valley, Southeast Texas, and Louisiana -- which helped to steer Ingrid west into Mexico. It is also keeping all of that tropical rain away from us as well. That said, temperatures will remain on the warm side of things -- mid 90s -- while the rain chance remains on the low end.
Sure a few showers and a couple isolated thunderstorms will manage to re-appear on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon, however the coverage is likely to remain fairly low. We'll call for a 20% chance of rain to spring up over the next few days.
Wrapping Up Summer -- Cold Front Welcomes Fall?
We are moving in the right direction -- normal overnight lows should be in the 60s by this time of the year. Average highs are only slated at the low 90s. Here's the climate numbers for Monday:
We've been running on the warm side of things, but that is slated to change with a cold front possible by Friday / Saturday.
A trough of low pressure is scheduled to swing out of the Pacific Northwest and slowly crawl across the Western United States this week. While not a huge front, it looks like it'll bring temperatures down to seasonal normal for this time of the year. We've got lows written down for the upper 60s by Sunday morning and daytime highs in the upper 80s to low 90s by Saturday through the beginning of next week.
Not a huge "reach for the jacket" cold front...but something to help take the edge off.
Rain chances, too?!
Sure thing --
As of now, extended computer models are suggesting that we are going to mix a good amount of juicy air, swimming out of the Gulf, to mix in just in time to clash with this front.
We are watching some unsettled weather in the Caribbean tonight -- which will eventually work into the Gulf over the next couple of days. That and the front move in around Friday, helping to up our rain chances on Friday.
As the front sweeps through by noon Saturday, we'll slowly start to drop rain out of the forecast as drier air moves in. Best bet to see some of the much needed wet stuff comes Friday afternoon (at least as of this evening's look at the forecast). All indications are that the rain should be to the south of College Station as we get ready to kick off against SMU at Kyle Field on Saturday evening.
We'll be monitoring the progress of the forecast -- still some time to change up the outcome of these scenarios. Below is all the ways to stay connected as we continue through the week:
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