Windy Friday, Storms by Afternoon
Upper level storm system spent the day Thursday slowly moving east toward Texas. Breezy / gusty winds from the afternoon hours will continue through the evening. Expect overnight wind gusts upwards of 25mph at times. That wind remains strong out of the south / southwest Friday -- sustained 15 to 25mph, with gusts upwards of 30mph+.
Drier air arriving from the west is expected to allow a line of storms to develop and sweep west to east across the area Friday afternoon. Timing currently looks to be:
-- Western Brazos Valley: Noon - 2pm
-- Central Brazos Valley: 2pm - 4pm
-- Eastern Brazos Valley: 3pm - 7pm
While it will not be an issue for everyone, a few storms could be strong to severe with damaging winds and a brief isolated tornado threat or two spinning up. Rainfall totals can range anywhere between 1/4" and 1" by sunset. This will NOT be an all afternoon event -- in fact, once the storms move in where you are, they should move out by an hour to an hour and a half later. Sunnier skies wrap up Friday for most.
Cooler and breezy Saturday under sunshine. Expect lows in the mid / upper 50s and highs in the upper 70s to low 80s to start the weekend.
Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy. Low: 66. Wind: SSE 10-20 mph, with higher gusts to 25mph.
Friday: Mostly cloudy with a 70% chance of rain and thunderstorms. Few strong / severe. High: 76. Wind: S 15-25 mph, with gusts upwards of 30mph.
Friday Night: Storms move east by 6-8pm. Clearing. Low: 56. Wind: WNW 5-15 mph.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High: 77. Wind: NW 10-15 mph.
--Chief Meteorologist Shel Winkley