Warm and Breezy Week, Rain/Storms start Tuesday
Another cloudy and rainy week is up ahead for the Brazos Valley but this week it should amount to much more. Only scattered showers at the most are expected this afternoon and evening, but the end of Thursday, some of us could get up to 5 inches of rainfall. Temperatures are staying on the unseasonably warm side, stretching into the mid 70s. Winds will be breezy out of the south and that is what is bringing back all that gulf moisture ahead of our next cold front.
A strong storm system will push across the US by Tuesday evening, giving us a set up for some heavy, slow moving showers and storms as early as Tuesday. While severe weather is not expected (low threat from Storm Prediction Center right now), heavy rain and areas of flash flooding will be a possibility, especially from the Tuesday afternoon to Thursday morning time frame. Parts of the Brazos Valley is under a slight to moderate risk for excessive rainfall. Cooler air will make a brief appearance Wednesday evening, but gulf moisture should reload pretty quickly. That will give us more chances for rain through the weekend, though looking more scattered and not quite as heavy. Bottom line: take the umbrella this week! Widespread totals of 1-3" look likely, with localized amounts of more before the week is over.
Monday Night: Cloudy a 20% chance of rain. Low: 67. Wind: SSE 5-15 mph.
Tuesday: Cloudy with a 70% chance of rain and storms. Rain could be heavy at times. High: 77. Wind: S 10-15 mph, gusts to 20+ mph.
Tuesday Night: Cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely. Heavy rain is possible. Low: 66. Wind: S 10-15 mph.
Wednesday: Cloudy with a 90% chance of rain and storms, heavy at times. High: 73. Wind: S 10-20 mph, with higher gusts.
-- Meteorologist Carly Cassady