The air mass that moved in behind our past weekend's cold front has been nothing less of a treat. Morning temperatures in the 40s and 50s, afternoon highs struggling to reach the mid 80s under full sunshine. Yep, Friends -- fall has made a presence here in the Brazos Valley. But, that it is going to have to take a backseat (kind of) for a few days...
Moisture on the Increase
Our latest weather maker, to enter the country via Canada, has dropped south over the West Coast and is sitting over California, as of Wednesday evening.
That weather maker will eject towards the Rocky Mountains and then the Central Plains States over the next couple of days. In turn, it will drag a weak "cold" front into North Texas by the weekend. A front that will take a while to get to the Brazos Valley.
With a large trough of low pressure suspended over the Central United States, an unsettled air mass will remain in place over the weekend -- aka rain chances re-appear in the forecast.
When Could it Rain?
Glad you asked.
Scattered, passing showers will be possible Saturday afternoon (40%). Some of this rain could bring a heavy downpour for a bit due to the return of tropical moisture. That said, Saturday should not be a washout. Any rain / thunderstorm activity that manages to develop should move through for some and then pass by down the road. We like to call them "splash-n-dash" showers.
Sunday / Monday -- We'll keep a 20% to 30% chance of showers and few thunderstorms in the forecast. While not quite as good of a chance as Saturday, it for sure won't be out of the question and we fully expect there to be activity in some part of the Brazos Valley. Just not for everyone.
Tuesday -- As of this evening...Tuesday looks to be your Huckleberry for rain and storms. A second push of cooler air and associated energy comes sweeping down the plains. That will focalize rain activity along that front, currently scheduled for Tuesday afternoon. Being six days out, we'll have to watch the timing and bring more details on this day's rain chance in a soon-to-be-released blog later this week.
Another Shot of Fall
After the front (tentatively) passes on Tuesday, we'll find dry and cool air moving into the Brazos Valley once again. Behind our early week cold front, looks like we'll find another cool down of lows in the 50s and highs in the 70s for a day or two. But again...more to come on that as we get closer.
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