Rain returns, along with significant winter blast

BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) - Saturday Night Update:

Rain and storms are still on track for the second half of the weekend and the start of the upcoming week. A cold front will plow through the Brazos Valley early Tuesday morning bringing an end to the mild, above-average temperatures we've been experiencing this past week.

Rain chances go up for Sunday and Monday with a weak disturbance moving through the region.

Don't expect much more than a quick .25"-.5" out of this system, but some spots could see a bit more depending on where the heaviest bands set up.

We are expecting a somewhat rainy pattern through the middle of the week compared to what we've seen lately. A strong cold front moves in Tuesday and keeps highs in the 50s after Tuesday. Our first widespread freeze is possible by late week.

Grabbing a cup of coffee in the morning? It'll be on the mild side, but also cloudy.

One last thing: If you are planning on checking out the Christmas Parade on Sunday, grab the umbrella just in case. You just might need it.


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November left us unseasonably warm and dry as a bone but the first week of December is finally calling for some rain and winter air. Some noticeable changes come as quick as Saturday afternoon in the way of clouds. An upper level disturbance off to the west of Texas is moving east bringing with it cloud cover and some scattered rain.

Saturday we start off with mostly sunny skies but as the day goes on clouds will be increasing overhead.

By Sunday morning wake up to a blanket of cloud cover with a rain chance for the afternoon. No need to cancel plans Sunday but the best time frame for some scattered showers falls between 1pm to 7pm.

Not looking like severe weather but take the umbrella and rain gear if heading out to the Bryan Chirstmas Parade, Christmas in the Park, or any other Sunday plans.

Keep the umbrella out for the next couple of days as rain chance lingers Monday ahead of our next cold front. Strong system is brewing up in the Pacific northwest with rain, snow, gusty winds and winter air.

No snow here but our best chance at widespread rain will come Tuesday along this front. Rainfall totals? This rainfall unfortunately won't provide much relief from the dry conditions across the Brazos Valley and Texas but it is definitely better than nothing! Notable but not soaking amounts, thinking a couple tenths of an inch upwards to an inch for lucky ones.

The question at this point is whether the rain sticks around into Wednesday - some models hinting at it clearing out Tuesday night while others say the rain lingers a bit into Wednesday morning.

Along with the rain gear, get out your warm clothes to bundle up. We try to reach the mid to upper 60s Tuesday but temperatures will be falling when that cold front sweeps through the Brazos Valley.

Wednesday morning we start off on the rather chilly side in the low 40s and only get back to the mid 50s for the afternoon. Along with the winter air comes a blustery north wind with gusts upwards of 25mph so we could be feeling around 5-10 degrees colder. Stay with the PinPoint Weather team for the latest updates and you can always check the radar online or on the KBTX app!