Weekend plans come with a better chance of rain

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JULY 13th, 2017 Written by PinPoint Weather Intern Joseph Neubauer

Feeling like how the middle of summer here in the Brazos Valley should -- hot, humid, with an off chance of rain and isolated thunderstorm each day. Relief is expected to arrive this weekend, in the way of a better coverage of rain.

More of the same Friday: muggy and expected to heat up to one of the hottest days this year to date. Look for highs to top off in the mid-to-upper 90s by late afternoon. The muggy air in place has heat index values (aka feel like temperatures), well above 105° for many. Like the past several days, rain will be hard to come by, but a few isolated showers & thunderstorms will remain possible (20%).

Saturday follows closely behind with 100°+ feels like temperatures and upper 90° afternoon highs. This will be the day things begin to change for us with a better coverage of rain and thunderstorms expected. While some are still expected to remain dry, the chance to find wet weather passing by will be much better than the past week.

Tropical Moisture associated with a no longer active tropical depression will linger in the Brazos Valley. Look for Sunday and Monday to have an increased chance of rain and significant cloud cover. Increased cloud cover means lower temperatures -- low 90° highs and more manageable heat index values are on deck. Rain chance runs at a 50% chance for the end of the weekend / early next week. This will not rain out the entire day -- and again some will remain dry -- but know that passing rain at times is expected for many.

If you have any plans this weekend, do not cancel them just yet. You will want to keep an umbrella handy. While severe weather is not anticipated, heavy rain, lightning, and minor, brief flooding will need to be monitored for