Moisture returns Sunday ahead of higher rain chances to kick off the upcoming work week

Published: Sep. 11, 2021 at 4:07 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 11, 2021 at 10:18 PM CDT
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Drier air sticks with us for one more comfortable morning Sunday ahead of the return of muggy air throughout the second half of the weekend. Overnight lows will reach for the 60s (with a few 50s in outlying areas possible once again) before daytime highs climb into the low 90s by Sunday afternoon. As additional moisture creeps back in from the south, noticeably more cloud cover will build back into the area throughout the day. A few showers/rumbles can’t completely be ruled out by Sunday afternoon and into Sunday night, but most plans look to sit on the quieter side before we wrap up the weekend.

As a big push of tropical moisture continues to filter into the Brazos Valley, more scattered-to-widespread rain/storm activity is likely to kick off the upcoming work week. This moisture is associated with a tropical wave that is expected to cross into the southern Gulf and track northward over the next few days. The National Hurricane Center is expecting a tropical depression to form by Sunday or Monday, but there are still many details to finetune until a defined center of circulation can form. Adjustments to the forecast may be needed by the end of the weekend and into the beginning of next week as we learn more on the track and status of this area of low pressure. Regardless of development and strength -- this will be a rainmaker for the Brazos Valley with the biggest thing to monitor being heavy rainfall through at least midweek. More as we know it -- but on average, parts of the Brazos Valley could pick up on 0.5″ - 3″+ inches with localized higher amounts definitely a possibility, and higher totals found the farther south you travel.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. A 20% chance for PM rain and storms. High: 93. Wind: SE 5-15 mph.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 30% chance for rain and storms. Low: 74. Wind: SE 5-10 mph.

Monday: Mostly cloudy with a 70% chance for rain and storms. High: 86. Wind: SE 5-15 mph.

Monday Night: Mostly clear with a 40% chance for rain and storms. Low: 73. Wind: E 5-10 mph.

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