For the third week in a row, big thunderstorms rumbled through the Brazos Valley overnight. What started as a day with a MODERATE RISK for severe weather across parts of the area, turned out to be a healthy rainfall for most, along with a few severe storms pushing their way through folks backyards.
Bryan / College Station was under a severe thunderstorm warning for a bit Tuesday evening, as a storm came through with hail up to the size of quarters, strong winds, heavy rain and ample flashes of lightning.
Early Wednesday morning -- around midnight -- the Houston / Galveston National Weather Service issued a Tornado Warning for Montgomery County as a severe thunderstorms showed signs of rotation at times.
Overall, we made it through the night with only a few reports of tree limbs knocked down.
Putting Another Dent in the Drought
Rainfall reports have been coming in from Weather Watchers across the Brazos Valley Wednesday morning. Here are some of the totals we've heard of:
Other official totals from reporting stations around the Brazos Valley:
Will We See More Rain This Week?
Eh...it's not out of the question, but not very likely either.
This afternoon, the boundary (weak cold front) that pushed in our line of rain and thunderstorms overnight will basically "wash out" over the Texas Coast. That could act as the focal point for a few afternoon, isolated thunderstorms to form on and drift into our Southern Counties.
High pressure will build into the upper-levels of the atmosphere, starting on Thursday. That will likely squash any chance for shower or thunderstorm development. That being said, a weak disturbance will slip under that ridge of high pressure, trying to aid in the development of rain in parts of the state. Again, a 10% chance will hold in the forecast on the mere fact that it is not totally out of the question that a storm may fire up in the heat of the afternoon. Wash, rinse and repeat that outlook through Saturday afternoon.
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