Fall officially started on Wednesday the 22nd, and now the weather has now caught up with the season.
Walking outside, it may feel incredibly cool, especially in the early morning hours. Just a few weeks ago, highs were approaching triple digits and heat indices were around 500 degrees (by some very generous estimations). All that seems to be over.
Here's the good news: Temperatures could dip into the lower 50s in outlying areas of the Brazos Valley. It's a little soon to be talking about wind chills, but we are expecting North winds to pick up in the afternoons, keeping things feeling pretty comfortable even as we heat up into the 80s. In addition, it's very dry. Dewpoints will fall into the upper 40s over the next few days, so those 80s won't feel bad at all. And with an area of high pressure over the plains, those North winds will continue to keep things cool and dry.
Sunday Night's Forecast Lows
So how long can this wonderful weather last? That's the better news. Just as things start to heat up to near 90 later in the week, a second cold front will work its magic, and take our temperatures back down again. It's a bit far out, but a strong high should have no problem pushing this second front out through the Brazos Valley and out into the Gulf of Mexico.
Another benefit of said front: if anything tropical does develop in the Caribbean or Gulf, that front should help keep those storms away from the upper Texas coast.