Tropical Moisture Slowly Slides East This Weekend
Tropical wave is close enough to the Brazos Valley to provide a few isolated areas of heavy rain, but far enough away to keep the odds low and the chance very spotty / hit-or-miss. Saturday brings seasonably hot highs in the mid-to-upper 90s to most of the area, low 90s for those down across the southeastern reaches. Coverage of rain is not expected to be high to start the weekend but the chance for a splash & a few strikes of lightning is not ruled out.
Heat takes back over as we close out the weekend and head into the last week of August. Highs are expected to run 100°+ through at least mid-week. What is a bit uncertain at this point -- can a weak front reach the Brazos Valley sometime Thursday or Friday and when exactly it will. That arrival time is important as it will bring the best chance for rain with it (which means we may need to keep an eye on afternoon plans around Kyle Field for Aggie Football's first kickoff of the season). Behind that front, temperatures fall to "unseasonable" by a few degrees and the humidity should fall off for a couple of days.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a 30% chance for rain or an isolated thunderstorm. High: 97. Wind: S 5-10 mph.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy. Low: 77. Wind: SE 0-5 mph.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance for rain or an isolated thunderstorm. High: 99. Wind: S 5-15 mph.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Low: 79. Wind: S 5-10 mph.
-- Chief Meteorologist Shel Winkley