Have you been enjoying the dry air that's been in the Brazos Valley these past several days? Mild mornings? Non-humid afternoons? While it hasn't helped with the drought -- if it isn't going to rain, it might as well feel amazing outside, right?
We've been pretty lucky -- by August standards at least. Take a look at some of our recent highs vs the "normal" for this time of the year. (And remember, the "normal" typically comes with a heat index 100°+)
Dry Air Today...Gone Tomorrow
To your right is a snap shot of the Water Vapor image late this afternoon. The green color is tropical moisture...you know, what typically sits right over us in the summer time making it feel stuffy and stifling at times. The orange color is a big batch of dry air that funneled in over the weekend. That dry air and those comfortable conditions -- it's the doing of that orange color.
That's all about to change, however. We're getting ourselves back to a more "typical" forecast for this time of the year in the Brazos Valley.
Moisture is slowly starting to slip back into the air above, meaning that our mild mornings will be changed for more typical partly to mostly cloudy skies along with stuffy mid-to-upper 70s. Afternoons will come with a heavy mix of sun & clouds, afternoon highs in the mid-to-upper 90s and a heat index running a little closer to 100°.
But again -- that is exactly what a late August forecast is supposed to look like. With the addition of one more thing...
Increasing Rain Chances
Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms will move back into the forecast by the middle-to-end of the week. As tropical moisture increases, we'll look for the sea breeze to become active each afternoon.
We'll likely see showers push in past the coast and then try to continue on into the Brazos Valley. While it won't be rain for everyone, everyday -- we should see scattered activity somewhere in the area each afternoon as we wrap up the week and head into the weekend.
As of now, the best bet on rain looks to fall on Friday. We'll have to see how a couple of slugs of moisture move in -- but it is best to keep an umbrella close by just in case.
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