Written by PinPoint Weather Intern Cameron Batiste
Cold fronts have been the "hot" topic (a little weather humor) for a few weeks now. It's finally that time of the year where Fall-like weather gradually makes its way into the southern U.S. That's a good thing as warmer temperatures are a thing of the past...for now. Counting the front that passed through earlier this week, a total of three fronts will have made their way through the Brazos Valley by the middle of next week! What does that mean for you? Cooler temperatures stick around as well as a few chances for rain going into the weekend and early next week.
Today was a gorgeous day to be outside in the Brazos Valley! Blue skies, chilly air, and wispy cirrus clouds in the upper levels of the atmosphere. This is due to the cold front that passed through earlier in the week and has allowed us to enjoy morning temperatures in the 50s. Perfect weather for drinking coffee to start off the work / school day!
Enjoy the beautiful skies while you can because the second cold front of the "Cold Front Trilogy" will make its way into the Brazos Valley late Friday night and it brings along a chance of showers /
storms. Think of this front as a reinforcement to the first one as it carries drier air behind it, which cools off faster than moist air. That will help bring temperatures down into the low 50s for Saturday night / Sunday morning. Some areas could even experience lows in the chilly, upper 40s by the start of Sunday!
We're not done with cold fronts, yet. A third cold front looks to make its way through the Brazos Valley on Monday morning and it appears to be the strongest of the three. Along with this front is yet another chance of showers / storms on Monday, but it should move out rather quickly as majority of the activity will be along the frontal boundary. We're currently looking at low temperatures in the upper 40s / low 50s for both Wednesday and Thursday.
Peeking far into the future, models are currently indicating another, stronger cold front *could* pass through the Brazos Valley on October 29th. Low temperatures look like they could easily fall below the 50 degree mark. Halloween, for now, looks like as if it could be a chilly one -- keep that in mind when you're going out to shop for costumes!
So what should you take away from all of this? Cooler air looks to make a semi-permanent home in the Brazos Valley. Be weary though because with most of the cold fronts that pass through tend to carry a chance of showers / storms. (As exhibited by the previous front along with the forecast for the next two)
Our next chance of rain is late Friday into early Saturday morning, but it should all be cleared out in time for kickoff at the Auburn vs. Texas A&M game. Keep the umbrellas handy -- you'll need them Monday as well for next week's cold front. All in all, a light jacket and an umbrella within reach will be good for the upcoming week.