Not looking like it will be much of a "funday" on Sunday as showers and thunderstorms are in our forecast -- along and ahead of a cold front slated to move through the Brazos Valley.
A significant severe weather and tornado outbreak continues well into this evening across Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska and that severe weather threat will trickle down into our area by tomorrow afternoon. That being said, we are IN NO WAY looking for as large or dangerous of a threat as folks did in the central part of the US today, but we may have a patch of our own rough weather.
As we found with Saturday, winds will continue to remain gusty through the overnight hours and into Sunday ahead of our approaching cold front. Lows tonight will only fall into the low 70s due to the clouds, humidity and a south wind sustained at 15-20mph, with higher gusts upwards of 25mph. Once winds shift around 4pm to 5pm on Sunday, we'll start to see those speed relax -- until then, keep holding onto that hat!
Thunderstorms will be likely to move into the northwestern part of the Brazos Valley shortly after lunchtime Sunday. Morning activities should remain fine, however a quick shower or isolated rumble of thunder will not be out of the question. Main storm window falls between noon (northwestern counties) to 7pm (southeastern counties). Here in Bryan / College Station, the best estimate for storm arrival will be between 1pm and 3pm.
Most of these thunderstorms should be strong -- but a few could become severe. Due to the fact that they will be lined up along and ahead of a cold front, a line of thunderstorms is anticipated to move northwest to southeast through the area. Typically, with this kind of set up, damaging winds (60 to 70mph) are the likely threat. That being said, there could be a few thunderstorms that bring large hail and should there be "bowing segments" -- where strong winds blow a portion of the line out ahead of the rest of these linear storms -- an isolated tornado threat will exist as well.
Stay Cautious -- Be Aware
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