Strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible, across the Brazos Valley, Saturday afternoon and evening. Winds in excess of 40-60mph are the main concern, within the strongest activity. An isolated, brief tornado threat cannot be ruled out. Heavy rainfall between 1" and 3" has the potential to cause localized flash flooding in a few locations.
A weak cold front pushed through the Brazos Valley Wednesday morning, bringing temperatures down a bit from that near-80° weather we experienced recently. We'll look for a modest warm-up heading towards the first day of Spring.
Cold Front -- No Problem
North winds turned back into the Brazos Valley Wednesday -- dropping temperatures a bit from those Tuesday "above-normal" highs.
What started as a day with scattered clouds, a brisk north wind, and temperatures in the 40s and 50s, turned to sunshine and mild conditions as highs topped off in the 60s and low 70s.
We'll look for a cool night ahead -- most of the Brazos Valley should wake up to the low / mid 40s. High-to-mid level clouds graced our skies around sunset -- but they will clear the area shortly after the midnight hour.
Spring Has Sprung
Normal high for March 20th: 73°
Forecast High for March 20th, 2014: 73°
We'll call that good enough, yes?
High pressure will settle over our backyard by Thursday morning -- aiding in that chilly start to the day. As it slides to the east of Texas by the afternoon hours, a gentle south / southeast wind returns alongside bright sunshine. Afternoon highs are slated to make the low / mid 70s.
Spring officially begins at 11:57am Thursday. Be sure to set your alarm and give yourself a pat on the back -- you made it through Winter!
Spring Doesn't Mean Cold is Gone
We'll get a few days of warm, seasonable weather under our belt before Mother Nature pulls the rug out from under us.
We're still tweaking a weekend cold front that contains a cold front, chilly air, overcast skies, a change for widespread (much needed) rainfall, and overall "unseasonable" weather.
Have weekend plans? You'll want to keep up with the latest, as we fine tune those details.
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