You may not have known it -- but today is a VERY special day in College Station weather history (and I say College Station only because the official weather data is taken at Easterwood Aiport).
Today is the 13th anniversary of College Station reaching the All-Time Hottest Temperature EVER recorded. On this blistering afternoon in 2000, we touched 112° awful degrees.
The good news is that we didn't even reach 100° officially in Bryan / College Station this afternoon. Regardless, I think this is an occasion that calls for celebrating with ice cream! Here's a look at your area highs this Wednesday afternoon.
Rain Chance Continues...for Some
We found another round of scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. While not severe, some noisy, strong storms rolled through Southern San Jacinto and Central Montgomery Counties around supper time, with gusty winds, lightning and small hail moving through with them.
Tropical moisture is slowly drifting through the Gulf of Mexico from a disturbance sitting around the Bay of Campeche. We'll pick up some of that and incorporate daytime heating to see clouds bubble up in the area again by the afternoon hours Thursday. With a old, stalled out boundary -- that moved in earlier this week -- still hanging around the area, we should see showers and a few thunderstorms fire up along it and move through the Brazos Valley.
Rain isn't in the cards for all -- we're only calling for a 20% chance. No worries -- we'll look at an almost carbon copy set up on Friday to try and push some rain your way.
By the weekend, high pressure that is northwest of the Brazos Valley will meander to the northeast of us. That should take away rain chances for a few days -- mainly by the Sunday and into the beginning of next week.
Tropical Depression SEVEN
We've got our latest Tropical Depression in the Caribbean this evening, near Puerto Rico. The National Hurricane Center's forecast even has the possibility of this becoming our next Tropical Storm overnight. All the details are up in the Hurricane Section of KBTX.com.
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