Rain & Storms Exit, Sunshine Returns Saturday
NOW: Scattered areas of rain and thunderstorms are expected to move across the Brazos Valley through the early evening hours. That chance should come to an end:
-- Western Brazos Valley: 4pm - 6pm
-- Central Brazos Valley: 6pm - 8pm
-- Eastern Brazos Valley: 7pm - 9pm
While most of the activity has been well below severe limits this afternoon, a few storms could become strong to severe, mainly across the Eastern Brazos Valley. Drier air arrives first, followed by cooler air overnight. A 30% chance for showers / light rain (non-severe) is in place between 4am and 6am, mainly across the Southern Brazos Valley.
Sunshine returns for the start of the weekend. A light breeze blowing out of the west / northwest allows a chilly start in the 50s to turn around the mild upper 70s & low 80s. Clear skies allows lows to fall back to the 50s Sunday morning, with a bit of increased cloud cover and a warm up to the mid-80s on deck to close out the weekend. Not a phenomenal chance -- we'll need to monitor for a slight shot at isolated thunderstorms Sunday night / very early Monday morning.
Clearing out again Monday and Tuesday behind a weak cold front before another storm system brings the chance of widespread rain and storms back by mid-week.
Friday Night: Storms move east by 9pm. 30% showers 4-6am. Low: 57. Wind: S becoming W 10-15 mph.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High: 77. Wind: WNW 10-15 mph.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear. Low: 56. Wind: SSE 5-10 mph.
Sunday: Partly cloudy. High: 85. Wind: S 10-20 mph.
--Chief Meteorologist Shel Winkley