Hotter Side of 90° -- Slight Better Chance at Weekend Rain
A HEAT ADVISORY is in effect through Saturday evening for Milam, Robertson, & Leon Counties
High pressure squashed the chance for spotty rain in the Brazos Valley Thursday. That high will back off the area to the north and eventually northeast as we move through Friday and into the weekend. Friday is expected to bring another dry day with afternoon highs reaching 97° - 99° across a good portion of the area. Factor in the humidity and it will feel as hot at 106° or more through the afternoon.
Weekend plans? Some changes in place from previous forecasts. A deeper slug of Gulf moisture is expected to move into the Brazos Valley Saturday and linger most of Sunday. That should increase clouds and help keep afternoon highs to the mid / upper 90s (vs previously forecast triple digits). That increase in moisture also means a slightly better chance for scattered rain and a few thunderstorms. Up to a 30%, hit-or-miss rain & storm chance for both Saturday afternoon and through the day Sunday. Not enough to keep you from weekend plans, but cooling rain is possible for a few of us.
Thursday Night: Mostly clear. Low: 78. Wind: SSE 0-5 mph.
Friday: Mostly sunny. High: 99. Heat index: 105° - 107°. Wind: S 5-10 mph.
Friday Night: Mostly clear. Low: 77. Wind: S 0-5 mph.
Saturday: Partly cloudy with a 30% chance of afternoon rain & thunderstorms. High: 97. Heat index: 105° - 109° Wind: SSW 5-10 mph.
--Chief Meteorologist Shel Winkley