Brazos Valley Burn Bans: The following counties are under a Burn Ban: Austin, Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Houston, Lee, Leon, Madison, Milam, Robertson, San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker, Washington
A cold front is scheduled to reach the Brazos Valley over the weekend. We'll split our weekend between warm, Spring temperatures and cooler, unseasonable highs. A chance for scattered rain will linger, as well.
Warm Saturday -- Cooler by Sunday
Mostly cloudy skies remain in place as we jump into the weekend.
The day should start on a relatively calm note -- wind-wise. By the afternoon, especially if sunshine can peek out between the clouds, winds will have the tendency to kick up 10-15mph, with gusts upwards of 20mph. The south to southwest nature of those winds will help nudge temperatures to the upper 70s / near 80°.
Enjoy the warmth while it is in the cards -- Saturday brings a split Lone Star State.
The southern side of Texas will find afternoon temperatures in the 70s, 80s, and even 90s. The northern side of Texas will need to toss on the jacket, once again, as temperatures are only in the 50s by sunset.
Sunday: We'll need to put on our own jackets. Temperatures do not look to budge very far, as we wrap up the weekend. We'll start the day in the mid-50s...and struggle to reach just 60° by the end of the afternoon. Factor in a breezy, north wind and it will only feel like the mid to upper 50s by the end of the day.
Forecast Wind Chill Temperatures for Sunday, March 23, 2104 -- per the GFS Computer Forecast Model:
Snag the Umbrella
To go along with a knock in temperatures -- a chance at much needed rainfall.
While the rain chance doesn't look quite as great as it did at the beginning to middle of this week -- it is still in the forecast.
We'll call for a slight shot at a few showers early Saturday -- 20% to 30% -- before ramping that chance up to 40% ahead of our late day / overnight cold front.
With temperatures topping off in the upper 70s to low 80s Saturday afternoon, it is not 100% out of the question that an isolated thunderstorm could form (especially if we find some breaks in afternoon cloud cover).
Should a thunderstorm form, it could bring a chance at brief hail.
A few more upper-level disturbances will roll over the Brazos Valley -- we'll leave a 40% shot at widely scattered showers on Sunday and a 30% chance at more showers / rumbles of thunder by Monday.
All in all -- if we can get the rain to fall over the weekend, parts of the area could pick up anywhere between a few tenths of an inch to 1/2 an inch of rainfall, by Monday evening.
Interactive PinPoint Radar
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We'll keep you updated through the weekend of any developing rain / the arrival of our next cold front.
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