The weekend will be a case of two scenarios across the Brazos Valley. While we'll look for quiet conditions to kick off our outdoor plans, we may be dodging a few showers and thunderstorms part of the time.
We'll start our weekend off on a cool note, with temperatures kicking the day off in the low / mid 50s. Scattered clouds will be possible first thing in the morning as southerly winds helps to build the moisture back in across the Brazos Valley.
A quiet Saturday is expected. Winds continue from the south and southeast at 5-10mph alongside scattered clouds and highs in the upper 70s by 3pm to 4pm.
Due to a large wildfire in Jefferson County (located along the Upper Texas Coast) there could be some light haze / a smokey smell to the air as you step out for the day. Those with respiratory issues should be ok, but may want to take it a bit easy during the warmer hours of the afternoon.
The Texas A&M vs. Vanderbilt game at Kyle Field should be a pleasant one to enjoy. Temperatures will be on the mildly warm side with kick off temperature (around 11:30am) right around 70° and 4th quarter conditions in the mid / upper 70s.
While rain is likely to hold off, can't rule out a few scattered showers working in from the north and west by the early evening.
Saturday Evening / Early Sunday Morning
An upper-level disturbance moving out of New Mexico and across the Red River is expected to pop up showers and thunderstorms in the High Plains to Abilene area by Saturday afternoon. Scattered rain and thunderstorms are also expected across North Texas / the Metroplex by Saturday afternoon.
As this activity continues to the south and east, a rain chance will increase for the Brazos Valley by late Saturday evening -- post 9pm. While this is expected to be (at most) a large area of rain, there could be a few strong storms that manage to move into the area as well. Main threat with any isolated, strong to severe thunderstorm would be damaging winds in excess of 40-60mph.
If the timing works out correctly, Sunday morning should find the bulk of our rain chance pushing south of the area, with scattered showers lingering around sunrise.
Rain chance begins to fall off by the afternoon hours, clouds break a bit and a touch of sunshine is expected. Afternoon highs reach the upper 70s alongside a light southwest wind.
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