Saturday Evening Rain & Thunderstorms
Gearing up for a likely chance of rain and thunderstorms in the Brazos Valley, smack dab in the middle of the weekend. After a cold & cloudy start to Saturday, afternoon highs are only expected to reach the mid to upper 50s (mid 50s further west, upper 50s further east). Light rain / drizzle could start as early as noon - 3pm, mainly for the Western & Central Brazos Valley. Expect rain & a few embedded storms to move in from the west by 5-6pm, sweeping east through the evening & early overnight hours. A few rumbles of thunder are expected -- some storms could be on the strong side with heavy rain, gusty winds, small hail, and lightning.
Rain is expected to clear well before sunrise Sunday -- 1/2" to 1" rain totals for many, a few localized higher totals not ruled out. Sunday finds breaks in the clouds and mild highs in the mid / upper 60s. Another chance for light rain Monday afternoon. A mild start to the week before Christmas with afternoon highs in the upper 60s & low 70s. As of now, it looks like a big push of Arctic air may arrive in Texas by Christmas weekend. That is a forecast to keep checking back for...
Friday Night: Cloudy. Low: 39. Wind: S 0-5 mph.
Saturday: Cloudy with a 50% chance of rain before 7pm. High: 55. Wind: SSE 5-10 mph.
Saturday Night: Cloudy with rain and thunderstorms expected after 7pm. Low: 46. Wind: SSE 5-10 mph.
Sunday: Partly cloudy. High: 68. Wind: S 5-10 mph.
-- Chief Meteorologist Shel Winkley