Written By PinPoint Weather Intern Scott Cook
Looks like our wonderful, much-needed rain has moved out of the area as summer shifts into high gear. Not a fan of the thunder and lighting? You'll be pleased to know that we will be quieting down over the next few days, but we will also be heating up. A high pressure system has perched itself out over the Gulf of Mexico. That will create a strong layer of inversion over our area, putting a stop to all of the beautiful rain we've had over the past several days.
Sure, it's the heat -- but it's also the humidity
With the rain gone, we are expecting temperatures to rise like bread in the oven.
We'll definitely be feeling the heat -- our high temperatures are expected to reach into the 100s by mid week. Even though we won't see any rain coming in off the Gulf, we will see moisture in the form of stifling humidity. Combine the heat and that muggy air and we will be seeing "feels like" temperatures around or above 105° for most of the Brazos Valley.
Even our low temperatures will be feeling warmer than usual, remaining in the mid 70s over night. Expect to wake up to some muggy weather with temperatures that feel like low 80s.
Not much change in sight
With all of this heat in the forecast, would love to say that there is a nice cold front just waiting to swoop in and save us. I can say that there is a cold front making its way across the country, but sadly it is not going to get the chance to make it into the Brazos Valley. Even if it did make its way to us, it would hardly be considered cold -- temperatures would only drop about 10° into the 90s.
The only relief to be had will come in the form of nice white, puffy cumulus clouds. If you have to be outside, the best thing to do over the next few days is to stay well hydrated, stay in the shade as much as possible, and don't forget the sunscreen!