BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) -- Chill lingers through the weekend, clouds thicken up once again, and a rain chance is back in the forecast by the end of Veterans Day.
The first real cold snap of the season has reached the Brazos Valley, with a reluctance to release the grip on the area anytime soon. Most weekend plans will be manageable -- although much colder than what we have grown accustomed.
Some in the Brazos Valley wake to sun. Enjoy it...it will not last all day. Morning wind chills in the upper 30s turn to feels like temperatures close to the actual cool, low 50s expected by afternoon. Overcast skies should stunt any sort of warm up after starting the day in the upper 30s and low 40s.
Rain will try to fall in the upper levels of the atmosphere -- but it will be too dry here at the surface for those rain drops to make it to the ground without evaporating.
VETERANS DAY SUNDAY
Morning events are expected to be cold, but should be rain free. Cannot totally rule out patchy mist or drizzle. Once again clouds are holding temperatures back, but this time that chill is aided by a wind out of the east at 10 to 15mph. Feels like temperatures are in the 40s (at best) through the day.
By late afternoon and into the evening, the atmosphere will saturate enough that light showers, drizzle, and mist should be common for many. Do not expected big rain totals out of the day, but a drippy end to the weekend is anticipated.
Next big weather maker is swinging west to east across Texas for the first half of the work and school week. That drives the next cold front into the Brazos Valley.
A likely chance of wind blown rain is expected as we start the week, temperatures fall from the low 50s to the low 40s by the end of the day Monday. Factor in a wind from the north at 15 to 30mph and wind chill values are expected in the low-to-mid 30s.
By Tuesday morning, a first freeze is possible for parts of the Brazos Valley and wind chill values are anticipated to start the day in the teens and 20s!