Jekyll & Hyde Weekend
Two very different outcomes are expected for Saturday and Sunday across the Brazos Valley. The Storm Prediction Center has an ENHANCED RISK (3 out of 5 chance) of severe weather in the area Saturday evening. Most of Saturday is expected to be cloudy, warm (mid-80s) and windy. While a passing shower to an isolated thunderstorm is not ruled out through the day, the better chance comes along and ahead of a cold front arriving between 7 & 10pm and then moving through the area by 2-3am Sunday. Any storm that manages to really get going could bring a damaging wind & large hail threat, along with the outside chance of an isolated tornado. Rain totals between 1/2" and 1.5" are expected for most.
A few scattered showers will remain possible through 8am Sunday before a quick clearing trend takes place. Sunshine returns by afternoon, winds blow in out of the northwest at 15 to 20mph with gusts upwards of 30mph, as afternoon highs struggle to reach just the low 70s.
A weekend to be aware of the weather -- more details will be found here, on KBTX.com, along with the KBTX Media Facebook page and @KBTXWeather on Twitter.
Saturday: Cloudy with a 40% chance of rain and thunderstorms by late afternoon, increasing to likely by evening. Strong to severe weather possible. High: 87. Wind: SSE 15-20 mph, gusts upwards of 25-30 mph.
Saturday Night: Rain and thunderstorms likely before 3am. Strong to severe storms possible. Low: 59. Wind: S becoming NW 10-20mph.
Sunday: Showers possible before 8am. Afternoon sunshine. High: 73. Wind: NW 15-20 mph, with gusts upwards of 25-30 mph.
Sunday Night: Clear. Low: 50. Wind: becoming S 5-15 mph.
--Chief Meteorologist Shel Winkley