After weekend downpours graced parts of the Brazos Valley (finally), a quieter afternoon was found across the area. A few small showers popped up in Trinity County, along with a handful of downpours in the Houston area -- otherwise, it was a quiet day with temperatures just below 100° to start the work week. In fact, this is the first afternoon that we've managed to stay below the triple digit mark since the start of August.
Perseid Meteor Shower
Feel like getting a little spacey tonight? Head outside and look up, especially between 2am and dawn. The peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower is underway and, as some would say, is one of the best showers of the year.
At it's max, there are likely to be 50 to 60 meteors flying overhead within an hour (or about 1 per minute). While the volume will be high, you'll want to head out closer to 2am than dawn. A deck of mid-to-low level cloud cover is expected to develop as we approach sunrise. While it won't be a solid sky of cloud cover, the earlier you head out the better chance you'll have a non-obstructed view.
Mid-to-late Week "Cold" Front
Always good when you can work the term "cold front" into a forecast during the month of August. That said, while we are in fact tracking one -- but don't expect to find much "colder" temperatures.
Afternoon highs, on Monday, across the United States can be classified into two groups: hot or warm.
It's those "warm" temperatures that we are hoping to tap into. While we aren't calling for afternoon highs to drop into the 80s, we will be able to stay away from the 100s for a couple of days. The bigger impacts of this front will be:
We'll bring our rain chances up to a slight chance by Wednesday as high pressure begins to break down and a few showers / thunderstorms develop along the front just to the north and east of the Brazos Valley.
The best chance to find more much needed rainfall comes with the actual passage of this "front" by late Wednesday / early Thursday. As of now, we'll call it a 30% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms. Storm motion will be from the northeast to the southwest if / when rain decides to fire up & push through the area. Below is an early look at the PinPoint Computer Forecast Model from Monday afternoon:
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