After a few drizzle and rain filled days across the Brazos Valley, our next cold front is on schedule to arrive in the Brazos Valley Wednesday morning. Umbrellas and light jacket will be needed.
Next Line of Storms Arrives
In order to end the rain across the Brazos Valley, we'll first need a line of showers and thunderstorms to sweep across the area.
As of 8pm Tuesday evening, that line of showers and thunderstorms was starting to come together across Oklahoma to Childress, Texas -- just along and ahead of our Wednesday cold front. That line should bulk up a bit overnight as see activity develops along it to the south.
By 7am, that line of showers and storms should be positioned just north of the Brazos Valley, roughly between our northern counties and Waco.
By 9am, that line of showers and storms will likely be knocking on the door & walking on through Milam, Robertson and Leon Counties.
By 10am to 11am, the plan is to find rain & thunderstorms blowing into an area from Crockett, to Madisonville, to Bryan / College Station, to Caldwell, to Giddings.
By noon to 1pm, expect rain and storm activity to continue south towards Trinity, to Huntsville, to Hempstead, to Bellville.
...and finally, by 3pm, we expect most, if not all, of our line of storms to be south of the Brazos Valley and headed through Houston toward the Gulf of Mexico.
Once our main line of showers and thunderstorms passes your backyard, big rain chances come to an end. That said, there could be areas of drizzle through the afternoon and early evening hours.
Severe weather doesn't look to be a threat for Wednesday, however, any stronger thunderstorms could bring lightning and brief, heavy rainfall.
When it is all said and done, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday rain totals could add up to 2" in a few locations.
Falling Afternoon Temperatures
Keep those umbrellas around for any drizzle that manages to stick around during the afternoon -- but more importantly, grab a light jacket before heading out.
Breezy northwest winds kick up at 10-15mph, with gusts upwards of 20mph to 25mph at times. That will allow temperatures to fall off, slowly, after lunch.
Expect 5pm temperatures to sit in the upper 50s across the northern Brazos Valley to the low 60s for the rest of the area.
We'll continue to bring that temperature down into the low / mid 40s by sunrise Thursday morning.
Stay Up to Date
As showers, thunderstorms, and cooler temperatures move into the Brazos Valley -- we'll be here tracking them.
--Chief Meteorologist Shel Winkley
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