Written by PinPoint Intern: Cameron Batiste
As you step out the door this morning it'll feel much different than it did the previous mornings. A cold front has made its way through the Brazos Valley in the early morning hours and has brought along with it a 20+ degree drop, wet conditions, and gusty northerly winds.
The front made its way through the Brazos Valley between 3 am - 6 am, but if you were awake or outside, you could definitely tell exactly when it came through. Pack a jacket along with you as you go about on your Friday, but make sure to carry along an umbrella too. In fact, you're going to need both of these until the middle of the next week. I'll get back to those in a bit, but first I'll discuss how this will affect your weekend plans.
If you have any outdoor plans this weekend be sure to bundle up and carry an umbrella with you as cool temperatures and rain chances stick around for the entire weekend. Temperatures aren't expected to break out of the 50s until next Tuesday. We're talking at least three days straight with highs in the 40s and lows in the 30s. Staying indoors would be the best course of action for this weekend. So kick back and watch a few football games or pop in a movie to stay warm and dry.
Speaking of rain, a disturbance will make its way to the Brazos Valley from the west and enhance our chances of rain in the afternoon hours of Sunday through Tuesday morning. When you add in those chilly temperatures to that rainfall it makes for a messy outlook ahead. We can expect this pattern until the middle of the next week when things finally begin to clear out by Wednesday just in time for Thanksgiving.
If you're driving home for Thanksgiving this week be sure to be a bit cautious as the roads will be wet. If you're heading up to the Northern part of Texas, check the forecast as frozen precipitation is possible this weekend and into early next week.
What should you take away? Well, the gist of the outlook on the week ahead can be summed up in three words: Cold and Wet. Umbrellas and jackets will be a main part of your attire for the upcoming week, but Thanksgiving looks to be a dry one with temperatures topping out in the upper 50s.