Ahh...the refreshing feeling of Fall. Dry air, cool temperatures, the smell of a fireplace burning in the distance. Yup, things were nice and October-like these past couple of days, eh?
Well...all it took was one step out of the door this morning and you knew that the past several days seem to be all a dream by now. Moisture screamed back into the Brazos Valley Tuesday afternoon and overnight into Wednesday morning. Not much to really bring that drier blend of air back into our forecast anytime soon -- so get used to it yet again, Friends. We'll be on a warm and muggy ride for the next several days.
Cold Front Sinks Into Texas....
...just not into the Brazos Valley. The latest front to hit Texas brought temperatures down into the upper 30s at the top of the Panhandle this morning and even the 40s and 50s through much of the northwestern portion of the state. (compared to our muggy upper 60s and low 70s here at home).
With that front settling up and stalling just north of the Brazos Valley, highs will be spread anywhere from the mid-90s in the southern fringe of the state to the mid 60s in the Northern Panhandle. That being said, once that front does an about-face and turns to the north as a warm front tomorrow, warmer conditions will take over for most of the Lone Star State.
Looking for Another Big Cool Down?
Don't hold out too much hope. A weak cold front will get to the Brazos Valley on Sunday and then stall over the area into Monday -- but it'll be more of a weak boundary carelessly draped across the area rather than a big change. In fact, unless you're under a shower or thunderstorm that happens to pop up along that boundary (20% - 30% chance), then you probably won't even notice that it is around.
In a blog from a few days ago, I made mention that our next legit cold front didn't look to come down the weather pipeline until the late part of this month. While this should still be taken with the smallest grain of salt -- our extended forecast model -- the GFS -- continues to show a good blast of cool air breaking free from Canada and sliding in around the 22nd of the month. Something to watch, but nothing to take to heart just yet.