Your MarketWaves18 forecast: be ready for the weather in northeast Texas

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More than a thousand people will flock to Grapevine, Texas in a few days, just a stone’s throw from Dallas, to learn all about the current and future trends impacting the freight and logistics market. MarketWaves18, taking place next Monday and Tuesday, will be an exciting and fun time. But don’t be caught off guard by being unprepared for the weather. After a preliminary look at the forecast, it seems as if you’ll need rain gear, a coat/jacket, and sunglasses.

Most of you are probably arriving sometime on Sunday. Wherever you’re coming from, even if it’s not raining there when you leave, bring an umbrella. There’s a chance for scattered showers in Grapevine on Sunday night.

Cool rain will keep falling at times on Monday during Demo Day, and winds might be blustery at times, but that should all calm down by the time you head to the Glass Cactus Nightclub for the Waves After Hours With Uber Freight Dinner and Party. Make sure you pack a coat or heavy jacket, too. It’ll be chilly with temperatures falling to around 40 degrees by the time the party’s over.

There will definitely be a nip in the air as you head to day two’s events on Tuesday morning. Temperatures will be around freezing, not even making it to 50 degrees later in the day despite sunny skies.

For those of you staying for the BiTA Symposium on Wednesday, it’ll be cold again in the morning but the afternoon will be a bit warmer with highs in the upper 50s under plenty of sunshine.

We’re looking forward to seeing all of you. Safe travels!

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Nick Austin, Director of Weather Analytics and Senior Meteorologist

In his 17 years of weather forecasting experience, Nick worked on air at WBBJ-TV and WRCB-TV, including time spent doing weather analysis and field reporting. He received his Bachelor of Science in Meteorology from Florida State University as well as a Bachelor of Science in Management from Georgia Institute of Technology. Nick is also a member of the American Meteorological Society and National Weather Association. As a member of the weather team at WBBJ-TV in Jackson, Tennessee, Nick was nominated for a Mid-South Emmy for live coverage of a major tornado outbreak in 2008. As part of the weather team at WRCB-TV in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Nick shared the Chattanooga Times-Free Press Best of the Best award for “Best Weather Team” for eight consecutive years. Nick earned his National Weather Association Broadcasting Seal in 2005.