Monday morning brought a weak cold front to the Brazos Valley. That front will help bring temperatures back to normal for this time in November. Don't get used to it -- big changes arrive by the weekend.
A Taste of the Season
A bit too warm for you this past weekend? Overnight lows were stuck in the 60s, while afternoon highs managed to touch the low / mid 80s Saturday and Sunday.
Normal for this time of November (as of the 18th):
Our Monday morning cold front can be thanked for getting temperatures closer to these readings on Tuesday. We'll wake up to cool / chilly low 50s followed by a warm up between 70° and 72° by mid-afternoon.
Changes Expected...Starting with Rain
While we'll be on a seasonable note Tuesday, subtle changes will kick start our outlook for the bigger picture.
High pressure that sat to the north of Texas, after our Monday cold front, will make a journey towards the Great Lakes by Tuesday afternoon.
Morning winds will remain out of the northeast. By late Tuesday, we'll find an east to southeast wind running back into the Brazos Valley. Moisture will be slow to increase, but it will do just that -- especially by Wednesday afternoon.
With the humidity and moisture increasing, we could find a stray shower by late Wednesday (20%). We'll take that stray, slight chance and increase it to a possible, scattered shot by Thursday afternoon (40%). Friday's chance increases to a likely (50%) -- because of a very big reason...
Strong Cold Front In Store This Weekend
Some of us could reach, or come close to, 80° Thursday and Friday afternoon. After a few days of shorts and t-shirts -- we'll be running to the closet for warmer wear this weekend.
For now, Friday night / early Saturday morning looks to bring a strong blast of cold air to the Brazos Valley.
Temperatures will struggle to climb out of the 40s, a blustery wind will cut through the Brazos Valley, and -- to add insult to injury -- a light rain could continue to fall as the cold air spills in.
We'll have to watch the timing closely as it is still a bit squirrelly. Regardless, plan on falling temperatures to turn into mornings in the 30s (some around freezing) and afternoons in the low / mid 50s as we wrap up the weekend and jump into next week.
As a side note -- parts of the Panhandle, West Texas, and North Texas may be dealing with some winter precipitation with this system (although none of that is anticipated for the Brazos Valley)
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