After a very cold & well below normal week of temperatures, we'll continue on a warming trend through the weekend. Afternoon highs return to seasonable levels for Saturday, but continue to warm towards the 70s next week
Chilly Night Ahead -- Just Not as Cold
Bryan / College Station finally hit the first freeze of the season Wednesday morning, followed by a repeat performance to kick off Thanksgiving.
It has been a subtle change, but we've been on a slow warm-up since Thursday morning. Temperatures dipped to a frosty 35° Friday morning, but started our "above freezing" morning trend.
We'll continue with that as most of the Brazos Valley remains above freezing Saturday morning. Sure, a few of us will come close to / just hit 32° -- but a majority of us will be closer or at 40° to start the weekend.
Saturday Morning Forecast Lows
We'll continue that morning warm up as we wake up Sunday morning in the low 50s.
Warming Applies to Afternoons, Too
We pushed our way into the low 60s Friday afternoon -- closer to "normal"...but we can do better.
In fact, we will.
Normal high for the final day of November: 66°
Forecast high for your final day of November: 65° -- Well call that good enough.
While it won't be quite as sunny on Saturday, we will find a nice and mild wrap up to the month of November.
High clouds are usually the warning signs of change -- which will happen. For the time being, get outside and enjoy a typical November day. We'll look for those clouds to thicken up a bit around the noon hour, but plenty of sunshine is expected to get through as well.
From the Refrigerator this Week, to a Warm December Start
Our next cold front / big potential weather maker is hanging out over Eastern Alaska / Western Canada this evening. That is a weather system not meant for us until the end of our upcoming week / next week.
Until we start to see the jet stream dipping in response to the southern movement of this upper-level system, we'll look to be locked up in a warming air mass.
Cool air will remain north of the Southern United States and our afternoon highs will continue an uphill climb towards the upper 70s -- and possibly a few low 80s by Wednesday afternoon.
The timing on that next system is going to be in question -- once it gets here, however, we'll look for an increase in shower & thunderstorm chances followed by cooler air (likely to get here by next weekend).
Take some time to enjoy the outdoors. Good luck getting a jump on your holiday shopping. Weather will be great to get out and put up your decorations as well. Enjoy!
--Chief Meteorologist Shel Winkley