A good soaking rain on Friday...clearing skies and a nice north breeze on Saturday...highs in the 80s / lows in the 60s Sunday....overall, I think it is safe to call our last cold front an overall win.
Just as southeasterly winds started to invade the Brazos Valley once again, we are already tracking our next "cold" front to the area -- which will keep a lack of humidity in place. That said...this so-called "cold" front will actually help us achieve WARMER afternoon highs.
Here's the details...
Tracking a few Cold Fronts
Fresh snow is covering the caps of the Rockies in spots of Colorado this evening. A tightly wrapped, upper-level low is spinning into the center of the country this evening and on a mission to make it quickly towards the Southern Great Lakes on Tuesday.
That upper-level trough of low pressure (pictured to the right in the picture) will be the source of our Tuesday "cold" front. While we are talking troughs swinging across the country, we'll also note another area of low pressure that will start to carve out across the Western United States (pictured to to left in the picture). That will be the source of yet ANOTHER cold front -- but that one won't make it to the Brazos Valley until Sunday / Monday. Rain chances will increase with that front...but it's a week away, so we'll leave the details at that, for now.
Not so Much Cold Air...but Drier Air
As northerly winds turn around starting Tuesday morning, you'll probably walk outside and be none-the-wiser. At most, winds will gust up between 15mph and 20mph at times on Tuesday. It will be more dry air that works into the area versus any actual cold air.
What will start as a morning with some cloud cover will quickly turn into a mostly sunny afternoon. Dry air heats up quickly, with the aid of a sunny sky, so we'll actually find temperatures HOTTER, behind the front, than we have over the past couple of days. That said, the humidity will remain low, so when you walk outside to the low / mid 90s...it'll actually feel like the low / mid 90s.
Here's the benefit -- as quickly as dry air heats up...it also cools down. Overnight lows will fall around the mid 60s each night, for a majority of the week. That will put us in the neighborhood of "normal for this time of the year" over the next few mornings.
Speaking of normal -- here's a look at our forecast highs & lows versus the "normal" for late September:
More Rain Could be on the Horizon
Remember that second cold front I mentioned a little earlier. As it swings through the area late in the weekend / early next week, it could help to trigger showers and thunderstorms for parts of the Brazos Valley.
We're still a week out from this system...so timing and details could easily change. For now, we'll call it a 30% to 40% chance of precipitation from Sunday afternoon through Monday morning.
We'll dive more into that forecast on Wednesday, when we check back in via blog. Until then...
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