Written by PinPoint Weather Intern Cameron Batiste
Our high temperature today, in the Brazos Valley, topped out in the low 80s -- which probably leaves you wondering what happened to our cooler October afternoons. Winds coming in from the south are to blame as they drag in warmer air from Mexico.
This evening, a cold front will make its way through the Brazos Valley. That front is going to bring down high temperatures a notch to the mid 70s and the lows back into the low 50s for Friday. Don't get too used to that cool down -- winds quickly turn southerly again, which will increase our chances of rain towards the end of the weekend.
Now to the extended forecast. Looking for a perfect start to the weekend. Expect gorgeous blue skies with temperatures just about average for this time of the year. The Vanderbilt vs. Texas A&M game looks to be outstanding with a kickoff temperature in the low 60s under mostly sunny skies! Enjoy it while you can as Saturday evening could get a bit rough. Models are currently showing a chance of possible, isolated strong storms Saturday evening going into the overnight hours.
You can expect scattered showers throughout the day on Sunday with temperatures topping out in the high 70s and lows in the mild 60s. Temperatures going into the early part of next week are going to be warmer than normal, with highs in the low 80s and lows in the low-to-mid 60s. There could be a few afternoon showers to start the week as well. All of this is ahead of a strong cold front expected to pass through in the middle of the week...
...Which leads us to a big change is expected to reach the Brazos Valley. A strong cold front arrives and brings a decent chance for rain & storms along with it.
Computer models are in a bit of a disagreement on the exact timing of the front but there are two things that we know for sure:
- Showers / storms along the cold front and chilly air moves in behind it.
- As of now, temperatures are looking like the 40s for your Halloween (Thursday) Morning and highs barely making it out of the 60s, if at all.
So, what should you remember about all of this?
- A reinforcing shot of cool air moves in Thursday evening -- keep a jacket on hand for Friday morning plans.
- Rain chances will increase towards Saturday night, with a possibility of an isolated strong storm or two through very early Sunday morning.
- A strong cold front moves into the Brazos Valley by midweek, making for a chilly Halloween forecast. Keep in mind that the models are playing “trick or treat” regarding the timing of the front. The earlier the front comes through on Wednesday, the cooler and drier your Halloween will be.