After waking up to sleet and snow on the ground, the Brazos Valley worked on thawing out on Friday. A very cold start is in order for Saturday morning, before a mild warm up through the weekend.
Another Night Below Freezing
After finding freezing temperatures for (a minimum) of 20 hours across the Brazos Valley, many of us managed to climb just above freezing Friday afternoon.
Loss of the daylight and clearing skies made it easy for the thermometer to slip right back down to 32° by the early evening. Another night of 15 to 18 hours of freezing temperatures will be in store for the area.
Saturday morning starts in the mid to upper 20s across the Brazos Valley. While most roads cleared up on Friday, any left over moisture will re-freeze and could cause spotty slick patches on area roads -- especially bridges, overpasses, and lesser traveled streets.
Forecast Saturday Sunrise Temperatures
Warming Weekend Weather
Sunshine kicks off your Saturday morning. We'll need it, too, after those frigid morning temperatures.
That sunshine turns into a mostly cloudy sky as a weak disturbance cruises across the Central and Southern half of Texas. A deck of mid-to-high level clouds will skirt across the sky leaving less sunshine to wrap up the afternoon, but providing for a b-e-a-utiful sunset around 6pm.
Enjoy It While it is Here
While not expected to be as warm, we'll echo the same message from last Friday night's blog -- GET OUTSIDE!
Highs in the mid-60s on Sunday will be the most comfortable temperatures we'll have for several days.
Another strong cold front blows into the area by Monday. Temperatures are set to start in the 20s and only rebound to the mid-40s for a chunk of the upcoming week. No worries about wintry weather this go around...but, rather, weather that will leave you shivering a bit.
Enjoy the weekend and the little bit of slushy ice / snow that is on the ground.
Be sure to tune in Monday night at 10pm. The PinPoint Weather Team has been working hard this past week getting ready for some new & exciting changes. We'll kick that new & exciting off starting at 10pm that day.
-- Chief Meteorologist Shel Winkley