Southerly winds blew back into the Brazos Valley Wednesday, helping to start a modest warm up for the area. With those warmer temperatures comes increased cloud cover -- along with a spot of rain here and there.
Clawing Our Way Back to Spring
Tuesday morning brought an 86 year old record low to its knees. The coldest April 14th ever -- for Bryan / College Station -- was 38° back in 1928.
That is until this year...
With a morning low of 37° at Easterwood Airport, we'll go down in the record books as a consolation prize for the April chill we had to endure.
Wednesday morning started in the upper 30s / low 40s, along with a light frost. We spent two days worrying out spring gardens and tender, newly planted vegetation. Good news -- no more of that (At least in this forecast)
Southeast winds returned to the Brazos Valley Wednesday to start a warming trend, as we head into the weekend. While the afternoon only manged to run 5° to 7° above where we topped out on Tuesday -- at least we made moves in the right direction.
Moves that will continue from this point on.
Warmer Air Means Moisture...Which Means a Hint of Rain
Thursday will bring a quick moving system across the Rockies and into Oklahoma before heading to make for a decent weather maker over Florida.
For us, this upper-level system will bring the ever-so-slightest chance at a few spotty showers on Thursday (20%).
Better bet for the day will be a good mix of sun & clouds, breezy east to southeast winds (10-15mph, gusting to 20mph at times), and highs back in the low 70s.
An upper-level weather maker will start to take shape Thursday, far out in the Pacific.
Through the rest of this week, we'll watch that area of low pressure move towards the Baja Region by Thursday, the Desert Southwest by Friday, then New Mexico / West Texas by Saturday.
From there -- it is still a bit of a toss up, but it looks like it could bring a quick shot of rain and isolated thunderstorms to Texas by late Sunday or (better bet) Monday.
For those Easter plans, keep an eye on the forecast -- but for now we'll look for events to go off without any issue. Cloudy and a bit humid? Yes. Rain? Possible (30%).
Again, as of Wednesday evening, the better chance for rainfall looks to swing through the Brazos Valley on Monday.
Something we'll keep an eye on -- and something you should as well if you are planning on getting out to hunt eggs this weekend!