Thursday Evening Weather Blog (1/30): South Winds Flip the Script

Southerly winds took the Brazos Valley over on Wednesday, eating away at the recent cold temperatures. We'll look for a steady warm up as we head into the weekend -- ahead of our next winter blast. Grab the umbrella, rain chances are on the increase as well.

Shed the Layers for a Few Days

Admittedly, Thursday turned out to be a pretty chilly day when you factored in breezy to gusty winds.

While that wind brought a chill, under overcast skies, it was actually helping to warm the air temperature around us. After a icy and cold start to the week, those southerly winds are going to bring a taste of Spring back to the Brazos Valley.

It'll be hat holding weather as winds continue to blow 10-20mph, with the occasional gust upwards of 25mph.

Afternoon highs are expected to top off in the low 70s Friday and Saturday. Morning temperatures? Friday they'll be in the cool 50s...we'll wake up to the mild 60s to start the weekend Saturday.

Not the Prettiest Spring-Like Weather

The warmer weather comes at a bit of a cost.

Southerly winds are a warmer wind thanks to the moisture they are transporting back into the area. We'll look for mostly cloudy skies from now through the middle of next week.

From those clouds, some much-needed rain may fall.

We'll call for a 20% shot at "splash-and-dash" showers on Friday -- mainly during the morning hours. These will be quick, small pockets of rain making a run from the south, out of the Gulf of Mexico, and through the Brazos Valley.

By Saturday, we'll call for another 20% shot at the wet stuff. Our next cold front will be knocking on our door by the afternoon and evening hours. With that in the neighborhood, we could see a few more areas of rain make an appearance.

Rain chance continues on Sunday...but if it can fall, it will do so as a much colder one...

Incoming! Old Man Winter Blows Back In

We'll wake up to temperatures in the 50s early Sunday morning. As our next cold front blows in, expect temperatures to steadily fall into the 40s by the afternoon hours. It is looking to be a good day for a "super bowl of chilli" on Super Bowl Sunday.

To add insult to injury, we'll keep a light rain chance falling -- 30% -- with a brisk wind continuing out of the north. Wind chills are expected to fall into the mid-30s by the late afternoon.

Bigger Rain Maker in the Works?

Looking like it could be so. We'll watch the Pacific Northwest over the next couple of days, as our next big weather maker takes shape south of Alaska and dives that direction.

By Tuesday, as a trough of low pressure swings across the Desert Southwest, our rain chance looks increase quite a bit. We'll keep tabs on it -- for now, find your umbrella and keep it close by.

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