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The latest in a string of cold fronts has reached the Brazos Valley this Tuesday evening. Temperatures are slated to run on the cold to chilly side for the middle of the week, before southwesterly winds return. More fronts are in the works for the area this week.
North Winds Take Back Over
As of 5:30pm Tuesday, north winds started to turn into the northern tier of the Brazos Valley. Those north winds were on the light side -- generally less than 10mph.
As of 8pm, northerly winds had made their shift for the entire region, and were starting to pick up a bit of speed.
What started as a light north wind shift brought the initial cold front in -- however, we had to wait for the actual colder air, which lagged a few hours behind.
Now that the colder air is funneling in, we'll look for temperatures to drop off to around freezing by the time we wake up on Wednesday morning.
Cooler Wednesday on the Way
Sunshine continues behind this cold front -- much like we've had all week. Grab those sunglasses, but snag the jacket as well. North winds are expected to blow through the Brazos Valley at 10-15mph, with gusts upwards of 25mph at times.
Due to those breezy winds, sunshine will only get us so far. Afternoon highs are expected to top off anywhere between the upper 50s to low 60s. Factor in the wind and it will feel like the 40s to low 50s, at best.
Below is the expected temperature timeline (red) for Wednesday. Wind chills are depicted (blue) hour by hour as well:
Ups and Downs
We aren't looking for large swings in temperatures, from day to day, this week. As we trade off between north winds and southwest winds, just about every other day, we'll call it the difference between needing a jacket and not needing a jacket.
Here's the timeline on cold front arrivals through the rest of your week: