Next Storm Chance: Friday
One more day keeping the status quo in the Brazos Valley. We'll look for a 5th day of starting under mostly cloudy skies (patchy fog for some), clearing out to sunshine in the afternoon as highs top off in the low / mid 80s. A breezy / gusty south wind returns Thursday (possibly as high as 30mph at times) as our next upper level weather system swings into West Texas.
Friday is the day to monitor as rain and thunderstorms look likely during the afternoon hours. A line of activity is expected to reach the Western Brazos Valley around the lunch hour and spend the rest of the daylight hours moving to the east. A SLIGHT RISK of strong / severe storms is in place for everyone, however, the best chance for an isolated severe storm to occur looks to fall in the Eastern Brazos Valley (Hwy 6 and points east). Biggest concern for Friday will be a damaging wind and very isolated tornado threat. Rainfall totals could amount to 1/2" to 1" by sundown. In addition to the rain chance, plan for a lot of wind -- south to southwest winds are expected to blow through at 15-25mph through the day.
Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Patchy morning fog. Low: 63. Wind: SSE 5-10 mph.
Thursday: Partly cloudy. High: 83. Wind: S 10-20 mph, with gusts upwards of 25-30 mph.
Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy. Low: 65. Wind: SSE 10-20 mph.
Friday: Mostly cloudy with a 70% chance of rain and thunderstorms. Few strong / severe. High: 78. Wind: SSW 15-25 mph.
--Chief Meteorologist Shel Winkley