Much cooler and drier conditions are in the forecast through the middle of this week behind the strong cold front that moved through the region earlier today.
An upper level disturbance located over southern Arizona will move eastward and bring sufficient moisture and lift to Texas beginning on Wednesday morning.
A weak cold front moved through the area last night and is currently stationary just south of the Brazos Valley.
Spring-like temperatures will continue through this week as a warm and dry weather pattern remains across Texas.
Another arctic cold front will move through Texas on Monday as an upper level disturbance approaches from the west.
A rare winter weather event is in the forecast across much of central Texas as the two main ingredients necessary for snow and ice may finally mix later this week.
The arctic air mass that brought several very cold days to Texas earlier this week is now moving eastward away from the area.
The atmosphere across Texas is undergoing a warming and moistening trend ahead of a major storm system scheduled to arrive this weekend.
Much of Texas will get to enjoy one more day of warm temperatures on Wednesday before a very strong cold front arrives on Thursday.
A strong cold front and upper level storm system will be bringing Texas a wide range of weather conditions throughout the next several days.
I hope you were able to get out and enjoy the nice weather this weekend because big changes are on the way.
A vigorous upper level trough of low pressure is currently located over Nevada. This storm system will be slowly approaching Texas throughout the next few days.
Many of us have been enjoying our first taste of fall this week as cooler temperatures and ample sunshine has settled in across the area.
After a beneficial rain event on Friday and cooler temperatures this past weekend, more summerlike weather will be returning this week. High temperatures will climb back into the 90s under mostly sunny skies through Friday.
The stubborn ridge of high pressure that has been causing all of the hot and dry weather across Texas this summer is finally on the move.
Unfortunately, August will end much like it began, hot and dry.
It looks like the brutal August heat (widespread 100 degree temperatures) will be staying away from the Brazos Valley for a while. This is mainly due to a surge of tropical moisture that will be causing scattered showers and thunderstorms to develop pretty much every day throughout the next week or so.
A weak cold front will be stalling in Central Texas throughout the next few days, and this will be the focusing mechanism for scattered showers and thunderstorms.
A beneficial summer rain event is about to begin across the Lone Star State. An upper level low pressure area will be moving slowly westward across the region throughout the next several days.
The stubborn heat ridge that has been bringing the Brazos Valley hot and dry weather for weeks now will likely move far enough away to allow a cold front to approach our area this weekend.
More humid, warm, and breezy conditions will likely rule our weather through at least the next 7 days. We will have some slight rain chances (about a 30% chance) on Saturday and Sunday as a weak cool front stalls out in north Texas.
Throughout the next several days, breezy southerly winds will continue to bring more warm and humid conditions to Texas.
Another spring storm system will likely bring a large part of Texas more beneficial rainfall late this week and into this weekend.
A warm and humid air mass will be sitting over Southeast Texas throughout the next few days. Our weather will begin to change on Wednesday night as a strong storm system approaches west Texas.
Last spring, rain events were occurring regularly across Texas and this caused everything to green up and also helped wildflowers to grow all around. Unfortunately this spring has been a totally different story.
It has been over one month since Southeast Texas has seen a widespread heavy rain event.
At least two storm systems will bring southeast Texas chances for rain throughout the next 10 days.
Southeast Texas received a little taste of winter the past two days thanks to a cold front that moved through on Tuesday night.
Southeast Texas has been in an active weather pattern since New Year’s Eve. Through Jan. 14, College Station has received 4.87 inches of rain this month. This is already more rainfall than we typically see in a normal January (3.24 inches), and the month is only halfway over!
Southeast Texas will see one more day of dry weather before wet conditions return on Tuesday.
A strong winter storm system produced severe weather and tornadoes in eastern Texas and gave northern Texas a White Christmas on Christmas Day 2012.
Warm and dry conditions will continue to dominate the weather across Texas through Thanksgiving Day. Skies will be partly cloudy with high temperatures in the 70s and low temperatures in the 50s on Wednesday and Thursday.
Southeast Texas will see three more days of warm and humid conditions before a strong cold front drastically changes our weather early Monday morning.
Southeast Texas will see one more day of unseasonably warm temperatures before a strong cold front moves through on Friday.
After about 10 days of warm and dry conditions, the weather pattern is beginning to change across Texas. The ridge of high pressure that has been sitting over us since early last week will be replaced by a trough of low pressure this weekend. This rain making system will have some extra moisture to work with coming from Hurricane Mariam in the eastern Pacific Ocean. I’m expecting scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms across much of the Lone Star State Friday through Sunday. The computer models are forecasting rainfall totals between .50 inch and 2 inches by Monday. I think some places could receive over 4 inches of rain before warm and dry weather returns to the area early next week.
After several weeks of little to no rainfall across the Brazos Valley, changes are finally on the way. An upper level trough of low pressure combined with a weak cool front will bring much of Texas several days of good rain chances. For our area, rain chances will begin on Thursday, peak on Friday and Saturday, and may not leave the forecast until Sunday night. High temperatures this weekend will be slightly below average (85-90°F) due to the clouds and rain in the area. The computer models are currently forecasting rainfall totals of 1 to 2 inches across much of the Brazos Valley by Monday. Looking beyond this weekend’s rain event, the long range computer models are indicating that we may see a few more rounds of rain before September ends.
The Brazos Valley will have a few more days of high temperatures near 100° F before a cold front arrives this weekend. This front will help to lower our high temperatures back down to near normal values with high temperatures in the low 90s and low temperatures in the 60s. This front will also give us a slight chance of rain and breezy weather conditions on Saturday. Climatologically, southeast Texas usually sees its first fall cold front move through in late September, so this weekend’s front will arrive slightly earlier than average. Most of next week will likely be warm and dry, with temperatures slowly rising as the week progresses. If the long range computer models verify, rain chances will return to the area next weekend.
Hurricane Isaac made landfall at 6:45 pm this evening about 100 miles southeast of New Orleans, Louisiana with 80 mph sustained winds. Most of the short range computer models forecast Isaac to move slowly westward and hug the Louisiana coastline tonight into tomorrow. Sometime tomorrow, Isaac will likely begin to move northwest. If this storm is still moving westward late tomorrow afternoon, southeast Texas will likely see some rain and wind on Thursday. I'm currently thinking that College Station has a 40% chance of getting some rain and wind from Isaac, with chances increasing as you go east. Some parts of western Louisiana and extreme east Texas will likely receive over 5 inches of rainfall from this storm. After Isaac's remnants move out of Texas on Friday, hot and dry weather will return. 100 degree high temperatures could return as early as the beginning of next week.
Southeast Texas has about 5 more days of hot and dry weather before higher rain chances and cooler temperatures enter the forecast by this weekend. The area of high pressure that has been causing all of the hot and dry conditions for the past month will finally be moving away this weekend. This will allow a weak cold front and possibly some tropical moisture to converge across the area by early next week. One computer model is showing a tropical storm making landfall in northern Mexico or south Texas in about 8 days. The end result could be not only beneficial rainfall, but possibly flash flooding. We definitely need the rain so I hope all of the area gets a good amount in the next 10 days!
The current Texas drought is much better than it was last year at this time. The Drought Monitor released on July 19, 2011 showed 75% of Texas in Exceptional Drought (the worst category), and 91% of the state in Extreme to Exceptional Drought (the two worst categories). The Drought Monitor released on July 17, 2012 showed 0% of Texas in Exceptional Drought and only 8% of the state in Extreme to Exceptional Drought. Wow, what a difference a year makes! The summer of 2011 was the hottest and driest summer Texas has ever experienced and this lead to the state having its worst one year drought in history. The rains finally started to come in November 2011 as the storm track came further south. Widespread beneficial rainfall came to Texas about once a week on average throughout the winter. During the spring, the rains turned into thunderstorms, and these storms further helped with our drought. Hopefully after this winter, drought conditions will disappear from Texas entirely!
July 2012 has been a very wet month across much of Texas especially in southeast parts of the state. Some parts of Houston have received over 15 inches of rainfall so far this month. The widespread rainfall has also helped give us relief from the heat during the last two weeks. The reason this month has been so wet across Texas is that several tropical disturbances have moved in from the Gulf of Mexico. These disturbances interacted with plentiful moisture and mesoscale boundaries causing the heavy rains. The remainder of July will be mostly hot and dry with high temperatures approaching 100°F. The computer models are showing rain chances staying below 20% for at least the next seven days. Looking at the long range models, I still think we will have a wet and cool winter this year due to a likely El Nino event (warmer than normal ocean temperatures in the Pacific).