Warmth and Humidity Continues with Bigger Rain Chances Ahead
A tropical, thick airmass remains the main story for the beginning of the week in the Brazos Valley. With so much moisture and a little bit of sunshine, we can't rule out an afternoon thunderstorm once again today and Wednesday afternoon, though most of us will stay dry. The thing to watch through the end of the week will be an isolated severe chance. IF thunderstorms can get going, they will have the potential to drop up to nickel size hail and some wind gusts >60mph.
A shot at rain for the entire Brazos Valley goes way up when we get to Thursday and Friday. By that point, we'll be looking at even more moisture and a bit more organization with any storms that develop. At the moment, the highest potential for storms looks to be anytime from Thursday morning through the end of the day and mainly in the afternoon Friday into Friday evening. Memorial Day Weekend looks more quiet than the couple days before, but you'll definitely want to have a rain plan for any outdoor activities, especially Saturday.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of rain and storms. Isolated strong / severe. High: 89. Wind: SE 10-15 mph, with higher gusts.
Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy with a 20% chance of rain & thunderstorms before midnight. Low: 75. Wind: SSE 5-15 mph.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with an isolated chance of rain & thunderstorms. High: 88. Wind: S 10-20 mph.
Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy. Low: 75. Wind: SE 5-10 mph.
--Meteorologist Max Crawford