Written By KBTX PinPoint Intern Cameron Batiste
If you've missed the Fall-like weather, then you're in for a treat for the latter part of the week. However, we must make it through a few days of rain in order to reap the benefits of cooler air. (I say "must make it through" only because we've saw our fair share of the wet stuff this past weekend).
Here's a timeline of what to expect for the incoming cold front:
As you're preparing dinner (6-7pm), the winds are already shifting from the north indicating that the cold front has passed through. Don't expect a huge drop in temperature just yet
though. Scattered showers are possible ahead and along the frontal boundary. The main story for the incoming front will be late night heavy rain following the front which prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Flash Flood Watch for portions of our viewing area through early tomorrow morning.
Tuesday Night: Don't be surprised if you are awoken by the sounds of heavy rain and thunder as the bulk of the rain is expected to come through in the late night / overnight hours (10pm-midnight) across the Brazos Valley. Some models are predicting that we can see between 1 to 2 inches of rain overnight, which further adds to the total from last Sunday's rain event. The main impacts of tonight's system will be brief, localized flooding, lightning, and the possibility of an isolated severe thunderstorm which could contain strong winds and hail. Overnight lows will be in the upper 50s to mid 60s.
Wednesday Morning: As you head out the door for work or class bring the umbrella along with you as scattered light showers are possible throughtout the day. It will feel chilly with the "high" temperatures barely cracking the low 60s, depending on frontal overrunning which I'll explain in a little bit. Be sure to hang on tight to that umbrella when you use it though as winds coming in from the north following the front will be breezy.
The Rest of Wednesday: Frontal overrunning will be the major story as the timing of this feature depends on how high our temperatures will climb for the day. Frontal overruning occurs when air on the southern side of a front "rides" over it, which creates lift (a trigger for showers / storms). Think of it as warmer air from the south running over the top of cooler air at the surface. Along with the moisture that remains in our atmosphere, it creates a good chance of light showers throughout the day. If the overrunning lasts for the majority of the day, we may have trouble breaking our temperatures into the 60s.
Thursday Morning: Finally! You can bring out the jackets once again in the Brazos Valley as temperatures will be in low to mid 50s as you walk out of the door. Still keep the umbrella handy though as scattered light showers are still a possibility through the early morning. The high temperature will feel incredibly Fall-like, only making it into the low 70s.
After another chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms on Friday, the chance of rain should clear out later on this weekend just in time for kickoff at the Auburn vs Texas A&M football game. This weekend should be enjoyable with low temperatures in the mid 50s and high temperatures in the low 70s.