Are you tired of hearing the phrase "cold front" yet? Hope not, because our latest in a string of them this week pushed into the Brazos Valley Thursday evening. Another dip in temperatures, as we wrap up the week, is expected.
They Keep on Rolling Through
Up...down. Mild....cool. Unseasonably "warm"....Just a bit below seasonably "cold"..........
It has been a trip of ups and downs this past week, in the Brazos Valley, as a "Northwest Flow" upper-air pattern has controlled the weather.
After finding a cool day in the upper 50s to low 60s on Wednesday, Thursday brought spring-like afternoon highs in the mid-to-upper 60s.
Thursday evening saw the arrival of our latest cold front and an added scattered deck of high-to-mid-level cloud cover.
We'll see the effects of that front on Friday...but they won't last long.
No change from mornings of the week -- you'll need to reach for that warm coat again Friday morning. Overnight lows start in the low-to-mid 30s, as we hop out of bed on the last day of the work and school week.
No surprises -- (if you've been keeping up with how the week played out) -- just as quick as the north winds kicked in, they'll kick right back out.
South winds return to the area by Saturday -- and this time they'll stick around for a few days.
Moisture will eventually start to build back into the air, along with "warmer" conditions. While rain won't be a factor, there could be enough humidity to bring on few morning rounds of fog -- especially as we start the day Sunday.
We'll look for a weekend of temperatures in the mid-60s Saturday, upper-60s Sunday...then, believe it or not, low-70s by Monday!
Enjoy the mild air while it is here -- our next cold front is currently scheduled for Tuesday, dropping highs back to seasonable for this time of the year.
Elevated Fire Danger
A bone dry air mass sits overhead, thanks to the string of cold fronts to reach the Brazos Valley this week.
With breezy winds up to 15mph on Friday, and then occasionally on Saturday, the fire danger will be elevated a bit.
What does that mean? Basically, if you don't need to do any outdoor burning Friday or Saturday...don't. Wait until Sunday when our atmosphere moistens up a bit.
The Return of Winter?
Not an official forecast by any stretch of the means -- but there are inklings that Ol' Man Winter may not be done.
Some of our extended computer models tries to dump down another round of bitter cold, Arctic air, as far south as Texas, by the end of January / beginning of February.
Details are very wishy washy for the time being. Just something to keep an eye on.
In the meantime...
GET OUTSIDE! Enjoy this beautiful stretch of January weather we are being handed.