High level cloud cover will continue to stream over the Brazos Valley heading into the start of the weekend. Temperatures will be seasonable as we kick off Saturday activities -- enjoy it, though. Our next strong cold front arrives late Sunday.
Carbon Copy Saturday
Hopefully you enjoyed what happened outside your door (weather-wise) this Friday. A seasonable day of temperatures under a mix of sun & high clouds was the theme to wrap up the last full week of 2013.
We'll do it all over again on Saturday as well..
Morning temperatures will kick things off in the upper 30s to low 40s Saturday morning, followed by afternoon highs reaching 59° to 60° across a good portion of the Brazos Valley.
We'll still be invaded by that high level moisture. A mostly cloudy start to the day will turn to a thinning cloud deck and a bit of sun peeking out for the afternoon.
The upper-low responsible for feeding all of these clouds overhead will continue to slide across Texas on Saturday. We'll be in what is known as the "dry slot" of this low -- any rain chance associated with it will be shoved towards the Southeastern United States.
Saturday will be just about as seasonable as you can get here at the tail-end of December. Here's a look at the forecast vs. our "normal" high & low for December 28th:
Enjoy the Weekend -- Another Blast of Cold Air on the Way
Seasonably cool Saturday.
Mild and slightly above normal temperatures Sunday.
That is until....
We'll wake up to temperatures around freezing Monday morning -- with wind chills making it feel more like the 20s to start the day.
Sunshine should be able to break through scattered clouds by afternoon. Regardless, we'll find daytime highs struggling to just touch 50° as a north wind at 10-20mph keeps a big chill in the air.
Calming winds and clear skies by Tuesday morning should bring overnight lows in the upper 20s to start the last day of 2013.
Enjoy the weekend -- get out and enjoy some cool but typical December weather. We'll be talking about that New Year's Eve forecast next week -- and how we *may* kick off the year with a few showers.
--Chief Meteorologist Shel Winkley