The trend away from our brutal late summer like conditions continues as we await the arrival of our next cold front. High temperatures across the region were in the low 90s. Wednesday and Thursday highs will max out around 70° while the low temperatures will dip into the mid to upper 50s. The passage of this front could bring rainfall totals between 1/2 to 1 inch with isolated amounts up to 3 inches.
Although rare, we are continuing to watch for the potential development of a tropical system currently making its way through portions of Central America. As of this afternoon, the National Hurricane Center has increased the chances for development over the next 5 days to 40%.
Regardless of development, this system has the potential to bring heavy rains through the the northwestern portions of the Gulf of Mexico.
The good news is that the forecasts are continuing to show this system avoiding the Texas coastline and move through the western Gulf of Mexico in a clockwise rotation to the northeast. The system could bring additional moisture into our region, but this track keeps the heaviest rainfall to our east. Overall, the lower Brazos River Watershed, including Fort Bend County, could receive 1 to 2 inches over the next 7 days.