Sunny days continue to pleasantly drag on. Cooler air spilled into the Brazos Valley for Wednesday, but another quick return of mild temperatures is in store Thursday. Don't get too comfortable, our next cold front is quick to arrive.
Southwest Winds Make a Brief Return
North winds brought temperatures down by a good 8° to 10° Wednesday -- compared to Tuesday afternoon's highs in the upper 60s & low 70s.
The effects of our Tuesday evening cold front will be short lived as we gear up for another mild afternoon on Thursday.
South to southwest winds make the switch across the Brazos Valley Wednesday evening / Thursday morning. Overnight lows will still be cold -- we'll wake up to the low / mid 30s by sunrise Thursday.
Sunshine continues for most of Thursday, as does our southwest wind. Factor it all together and we'll look for afternoon highs to reach the mild mid-60s across most of the region. Roughly 5° or so above the normal for mid-January...but still not too shabby to step out the door to.
Another Cold Front Quick to Return
Keeping with the theme of this week, winds will only remain out of the southwest for a short amount of time.
By supper Thursday, our next weak cold front will drive its way through the Brazos Valley.
Temperatures are expected to fall to the mid-30s, again, by Friday morning. Sunshine continues to take over the sky and -- much like Wednesday -- afternoon temperatures will be a bit below normal, in the upper 50s / low 60s.
Weekend Warm Up
The front parade will leave town for what will seem like an extended period of time (considering our recent cavalcade of cold fronts).
South winds return for the weekend and will stick around through the start of next week. Temperatures will respond by slowly moving into the low 70s by Monday afternoon.
Moisture will be on the increase, which means that fog / partly cloudy skies are likely by Sunday. Don't get too excited rain lovers -- it doesn't look like we'll be able to buy a raindrop at this stage of the game.
January Full Moon
Make plans to peek outside.
The first full moon of 2014 will be in the sky tonight (January 15th). It will be at full at exactly 10:52pm.
January's full moon is known as the "Wolf Moon" -- named for lore of hungry packs of wolves that would howl outside of Indian villages.
This moon is a special one -- it will look 4% smaller than a typical full moon. Tonight's moon is at "apogee" -- meaning it is at its furthest point from Earth (252,607 miles away).