We've been all over the place, temperature-wise, these past couple of weeks. Think back to last Thursday...remember that big cold front that came through and dropped temperatures into the cold, windy 40s? Well...don't look now. Another strong front will blow in Thursday -- once again sending temperatures into a nose dive.
Violent Wednesday Set-up:
For the Brazos Valley, Wednesday will shape up windy, muggy, warm and mostly cloudy. The biggest struggle we'll face in our forecast today will be southeast winds at 15-20mph, with gusts upwards of 30mph at times.
Up north -- a classic severe weather set-up looks to be unfolding for the afternoon hours. A dryline, low pressure, warm front triple point is slated to open up shop on the western side of Oklahoma. The Storm Prediction Center has placed a MODERATE RISK for severe weather over a good portion of Oklahoma, along with parts of Texas and Kansas. Large tornadoes and massive hail will be the main threats that our friends to the north will be monitoring for today.
Here come changes.
We wake up to cloudy, muggy and warm conditions on Thursday morning. Through the day, our cold front will slide into the Brazos Valley bringing a likely chance of showers and thunderstorms, followed by sharply falling temperatures into the early evening hours.
As of Wednesday morning, the chance for storms to move from the Northern Brazos Valley to our southern counties will be between 8am and 2pm.
Some storms, mainly due to the linear nature that will form along our cold front, could bring strong winds in excess of 60mph and large hail to the size of pocket change (ie: nickels, quarters)
The Storm Prediction Center has placed all of the Brazos Valley under a SLIGHT RISK for severe thunderstorms on Thursday:
Below is a look at the Wednesday morning In-House PinPoint Forecast Computer Model:
Daytime "highs" are expected to reach the mid-70s for most of the Brazos Valley. That being said, that "high" should come around midday for many before the cold front pushes through the area.
Once the cold front has passed and thunderstorms have come to an end, temperatures will quickly start to fall from the muggy 70s to the chilly 50s and low 60s. Due to a strong north wind, gusting upwards of 30mph at times, it could feel as cold as the 40s for some by 5pm.