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Toasty Sunday with an isolated rain chance ahead of higher rain chances through the week

Published: Jul. 17, 2021 at 3:57 PM CDT|Updated: Jul. 18, 2021 at 8:00 AM CDT
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Another toasty day is in store Sunday as thermometers climb into the low 90s (with heat index values in or near the triple digits) after starting off the morning in the mid-to-upper 70s. The plume of Saharan Dust that brought hazy skies to the Brazos Valley Saturday will filter out of the area throughout the day Sunday. Like Saturday, a few isolated showers & storms will be possible by afternoon and evening, but most of the area looks to sit on the drier side to close out the weekend.

Changes arrive through the upcoming week as upper level high pressure loosens its grip on the Brazos Valley and an area of low pressure drags a weak cold front into the Lone Star State. As this boundary slides southward, higher chances for rain and thunderstorms move in by Tuesday, potentially lasting through Thursday as the front stalls and serves as a focus for ongoing activity. Pockets of heavy rain will need to be monitored with these rain and storms as moisture is squeezed into Southeast Texas. The silver lining -- added cloud cover and rain-cooled air will help temperatures sit below-average, in the mid-to-upper 80s Tuesday and Wednesday before we start to dry things out and warm things up by the end of the week.

Sunday: Partly cloudy with a 20% chance for isolated rain and thunderstorms. High: 94. Wind: S 5-10 mph.

Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Low: 76. Wind: S 5-10 mph.

Monday: Partly cloudy with a 30% chance for isolated rain and thunderstorms. High: 93. Wind: S 5-15 mph.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 50% chance for rain and thunderstorms. Low: 75. Wind: SE 5-10 mph.

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