Have to tell you -- didn't really know what to do with myself this afternoon / evening. Sitting in the weather center, building the forecast as usual...except every time I turned my head towards PinPoint Radar, it was empty. First afternoon in many days that we've found an empty radar screen.
Sure...maybe you didn't see rain in your backyard every afternoon, over the past week, but we've at least had some activity in the Brazos Valley each day. That, however, has all come to an end for now...
High Pressure Returns
Plenty of clouds made a return to the afternoon skies across the area today. Brenda Sims even walked into the weather center and said "What's up with all of these clouds? Are they going to drop rain or what?" No surprises -- the answer is no.
Plenty of low level moisture remained across the Brazos Valley -- however, just above that, dry air aloft is seeping in. That kept a lid on any shower or thunderstorm activity for the day.
High pressure managed to build in from the north and east, aiding in the dry outcome today. As we continue through the rest of the work week and into the weekend, that high will only continue to hold control over the Brazos Valley.
Triple Digits Return...
...possibly as soon as tomorrow for some of us.
Partly cloudy skies will likely be the theme for Thursday -- however, more sunshine (than today) is expected. That factored in with a southwest wind should help Bryan / College Station kiss the 100° mark, briefly.
Mostly sunny skies take the forecast by "storm" and help to ensure triple digits through, at least, Saturday. By Sunday, our area of high pressure will weaken a bit and we'll look for afternoon highs to slip back into the double digits.
It may only be a moral victory, but we'll find highs around the 97° - 99° range by Labor Day Monday. Factor in moisture, and heat index values will still be running around 103° or better. ...Again, moral victory.
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