After some very cold mornings and chilly afternoons hit the Brazos Valley this week, warmer than normal temperatures will make an appearance in the weekend forecast.
Roller Coaster of Temperatures
We've run the gamut when it came to temperatures this week. We started things off on a very seasonable note, followed by our big cold front that brought the first freeze of the season for many locations in the Brazos Valley. After some frosty mornings and chilly afternoons, warmer air returned to the area and shoved temperatures back above normal for Friday afternoon.
Get used to that warming theme -- we'll run with that this weekend.
Scattered clouds rolled across the Brazos Valley on Friday.
We'll look for increased cloud cover to move back overhead, shortly after midnight Saturday. Once the clouds move in, it looks like they will unpack their bags and hangout for the weekend.
Along with those clouds comes higher moisture (humidity) and breezy south winds. Sustained winds of 5-15mph will be likely through Sunday, with the occasional gust upwards of 20 to 25mph at times.
Increased clouds -- check. Increased winds -- check. Increased temperatures -- check.
Afternoon highs will warm into the low 80s by Saturday afternoon, even with the increasing overcast conditions. By Sunday afternoon, we'll look for near record highs in the low / mid 80s.
Sunday's record high for Bryan / College Station is 85°, set in 1921. A 92 year old record that may be missed by just a few degrees.
Passing, Scattered Shower Chance
With the unseasonable warmth and increased moisture comes a slight chance for rain to pass overhead this weekend.
We aren't looking at anything that will cancel any of those outdoor plans you have over the next couple of days, but you may want to snag an umbrella on the way out the door...just in case.
A few scattered showers will try to develop to the south of the Brazos Valley and then blow to the north. These showers (if they can develop) should be scattered and cover a small surface area.
Should you find some of the wet stuff, between midnight Saturday and Sunday evening, it will likely pass quickly.
On Sunday, as our upper level system moves closer to Texas, a few rumbles of thunder could be heard with any activity that manages to form.
Overall rain chance for the next 48 hours or so only runs at 20%.
Cold Front Monday
Next cold front is scheduled to arrive Monday morning. That will slowly take our cloud cover and mash it south, along with the rain chance.
Breezy winds continue early next week -- but these winds will be from the north and help drop overnight lows back into the 40s and keep afternoon highs from topping over the mid-60s.