Evening Storms South...Late Saturday Rain Chance...Windy Sunday
As a disturbance rolls across the far, southern reaches of Texas, strong thunderstorms have managed to fire up just north of the coast. Most rain & storm activity is expected to remain south of the Brazos Valley & I-10 through midnight. That said, the chance for rain and storms cannot be ruled out ahead of midnight locally, especially for the South & Southeastern Brazos Valley. Some storms could produce hail & strong winds.
After a foggy start to the day Saturday, a mostly cloudy & mild afternoon is in store. Just after sunset, the leading changes associated with a cold front approach the Northwest Brazos Valley Between 6pm & 12am rain and thunderstorms could move from northwest to southeast across the area. Small hail and brief heavy rain is possible in any strong storm that manages to form -- overall severe weather threat is low. Sunday is a seasonable day in the low 60s under sunshine. The big story -- a strong, gusty northwest wind. Looking at sustained conditions out of the northwest at 15-30mph with gusts upwards of 40mph+. Be sure to leave outdoor burning & grilling out of your plans and bring anything of value from the yard closer to the house.
Friday Night: 20% rain & storms before midnight. Areas of fog by sunrise. Low: 57. Wind: SE 0-5 mph.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of rain & storms, especially after 5pm. High: 76. Wind: SW 5-10 mph.
Saturday Night: Clearing skies. Low: 50. Wind: Becoming N 15-20 mph,with higher gusts.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. High: 63. Wind: NW 15-30 mph, with gusts between 40-45 mph possible.
--Chief Meteorologist Shel Winkley