FEBRUARY 5th, 2018 -- Next big change in the weather arrives ahead of an incoming cold front Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Damp weather, a few thunderstorms, and much colder air are all on deck through mid-week.
Next cold front to reach the Brazos Valley will be a bit of a doozy. Clouds and rain bring a wide range of temperatures Tuesday: northern counties are expected to only reach the upper 40s / low 50s while those closer to I-10 may top off in the low 70s. Regardless, many will be lucky to nick 50° Wednesday.
Rain, Isolated Thunderstorm Chance
Soggy weather is expected at times Tuesday into Wednesday. First chance of rain arrives shortly after midnight Tuesday. Very light showers and drizzle are expected to develop in patches around the Brazos Valley. Rainfall totals overnight are not expected to be significant -- for most, just enough to wet the sidewalks & driveways.
Best chance for rain and a few rumbles of thunder arrives Tuesday evening and overnight into the early hours of Wednesday morning. Widespread wet weather is anticipated, however totals are only expected upwards of 1/4" to 1/2" (at best).
The Storm Prediction Center has placed a large portion of the Brazos Valley under a MARGINAL Risk for isolated severe weather Tuesday evening. While the best chance for significant thunderstorms is anticipated north & northeast of the area, there will be a need to monitor for one or two storms that may try to create a brief hail concern (mainly for Robertson, Leon, and Houston Counties).
Rain chance should come to an end for most by sunrise Wednesday. Colder, drier air then fills into the area, with a lingering chance for drizzle to go along with the colder, brisk weather.