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Sunshine and seasonable weather returned to the Brazos Valley Thursday afternoon. If you enjoyed the brighter skies and the lack of frigid air -- the upcoming forecast is right up your alley.
Seasonable Night With a Small Hiccup
South winds are blowing at a whisper, but good enough to help keep temperatures where they should be for this time in mid-February. We'll look for lows to fall to around 43° for much of the area, by sunrise Friday.
Southerly winds are warmer winds, thanks to the subtle increase of moisture that they are carrying into the Brazos Valley. That dew point bump will lead to developing scattered clouds, along with a light morning fog for some -- especially across the southern side of the area.
Otherwise...a pretty pleasant start to your Valentine's Day is expected.
Weak Valentine's Cold Front
Afternoon highs are on their way to the low 70s, for most of the Brazos Valley, thanks to a return of sunshine and a slightly breezy southwest wind.
Comfortable here in the Brazos Valley -- they may need the a/c briefly in the Valley and South Texas as afternoon highs could nudge up towards 90°!
By mid-afternoon, winds will shift around to the north and northwest and start to dump some "ever-so-slightly" cooler air into the region. We'll find our 5pm temperatures down around the mid-60s and 7pm temperatures in the upper 50s.
Overall, you might need a light jacket for that night out on the town with the loved one -- otherwise, you'll likely not even notice our next cold front blowing into the backyard.
Keeping a Warmer Than Normal Outlook
Just as quick as they kicked around from the north, we'll look for a southerly wind to return by Saturday afternoon. Temperatures will take a small hit and only reach the upper 60s Saturday afternoon. By Sunday, a breezy south wind has us holding our hats, but it will also shove that temperature into the low / mid 70s once again.
Not tracking any big, blue 'northers anytime soon -- humidity builds next week leading to a few afternoon showers possible each day.
Happy Valentine's Day! Whether is spending time with loved ones or waiting for Saturday to cash in on "half-off" candy -- enjoy!
--Chief Meteorologist Shel Winkley
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