The weekend is looking to be a great one to get out and about in the Brazos Valley. Our Friday sunshine will spill over into Saturday and continue to brighten our skies on Sunday, although some clouds may start to work back over the region late in the weekend. Whether it's yard work, picnicking, camping, or even an outdoor wedding, you are going to want to get out and take advantage of it.
We can thank high pressure for bringing us this latest polar air mass. The high, currently centered over the Lone Star State, will give us clear skies tonight with temperatures falling well below average. The record low for Saturday morning is 40°, and that's in jeopardy of being tied or broken. With temperatures like that, there will be a chance for some patchy frost early Saturday, so make sure those Spring gardens and other tender plants are protected just in case. After a chilly start, however, maximum sunshine will warm us up into the lower 70s during the afternoon.
The high moves to our east over the weekend allowing winds to return from the south, but moisture levels will be slow to increase. And with the dry air hanging on, we can expect another cool one Saturday night, and then more sunshine on Sunday with a gradual warming trend.
Moisture levels will increase Sunday night and Monday leading to another chance of rain with our next cold front forecast by the computer models to arrive on Tuesday. Don't get excited yet about any big rain chances, though, because the upper level energy with the next system is forecast to pass well to our north.