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Our much advertised cold front reached the Brazos Valley Wednesday morning. Rain chances will come to an end for a few days and temperatures will stat to feel more like November & fall once again.
Mighty Chilly Nights Ahead
Now that the skies have cleared and drier / cooler air is spilling into the Brazos Valley, we'll look for morning temperatures to be on the "grab a jacket" level.
By daybreak Thursday morning, temperatures will run roughly 30° cooler than just 24 hours prior. Expect the low / mid 40s as you are hopping out of bed -- factor in a slight breeze from the north and a few of us could feel like the upper 30s, when you consider the wind chill.
While we'll slowly warm, expect those lows to continue to drop into the 40s through the start of the weekend.
Not a bad forecast when you can combine those words, right? Average high for this time of the year runs in the mid-70s.
A north wind and established cool air mass will keep afternoon highs in the mid / upper 60s for the next couple of days.
More seasonable 70s return by the weekend as we plateau next week with somewhat warmer air and a lack of big cold fronts working this way.
Southwest Flow Aloft
That lack of cold fronts will be, in-large, because of the upper flow in the atmosphere.
With upper-level winds running from the west and the southwest, the biggest impacts we'll have here in the Brazos Valley is high to mid-level cloudiness stretching over the area. It won't be total overcast -- but you can expect some cloud cover muddling up the sky over the next several days.
--Chief Meteorologist Shel Winkley
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