Eye on the Mercury
Overhead skies were clear overnight as that pesky low pressure system finally moved out of the Lone Star State. Thanks to the leftover moisture and recent rain, fog is starting to develop across the Brazos Valley, though we're not expect widespread dense fog. Use the low beam headlights! Fog may linger past the 9am hour. We'll try to get some sunshine today despite a weak disturbance rolling through this afternoon that could give us some drizzle.
Gearing up for the coldest air of the season (thus far). An Arctic cold front is headed for the Brazos Valley, with cooler air spilling down in two waves. A north wind returns Tuesday, low 60s for highs in the Northern Brazos Valley, upper 60s expected in the southern reaches of the area. Highs struggle to reach 60° (and may just miss) Wednesday afternoon along with a small chance of light rain -- enter the bulk of this cold front. Afternoon highs are only expected in the mid-40s Thursday, with wind chill values around 32° - 35° at best by afternoon. Get the pets & plants somewhere warm by Thursday night -- widespread freeze (upper 20s for many) is expected by Friday morning.
Monday Night: Clearing after midnight. Patchy morning fog. Low: 46. Wind: SSW 5 mph.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, few afternoon clouds. High: 63. Wind: SW becoming NW 5-10 mph.
Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Low: 44. Wind: NNE 5-10 mph.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of showers by late afternoon / evening. High: 60. Wind: E 5-10 mph.
--Chief Meteorologist Shel Winkley