A TORNADO WATCH has been issued for Austin and Waller counties until 2am. A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect for Austin, Montgomery, San Jacinto, and Waller counties until 12am Tuesday, and for Lee county until 1am Tuesday. A FLASH FLOOD WARNING is in effect for Lee county until 12:15am Tuesday, Austin, southern Brazos, southern Burleson, Waller, and Washington counties until 1am Tuesday, and Leon county until 1:15am Tuesday, and Milam and Robertson counties until 1:30am Tuesday.
A secondary cold front is sliding into the Brazos Valley this evening -- that will add north to northwest winds back into the area by Saturday morning. Get ready for a touch of cooler weather to reach the Brazos Valley this weekend.
Front Slides On Through
As of Friday night, at 8:45pm, our latest push of cool air was slowly working through the Southern Brazos Valley. As indicated by several short-range, hi-res computer models, a few thunderstorms have managed to form along the front as it pushes moist air south.
Rain will quickly move south of the area and be out of sight, out of mind for the rest of the weekend.
Chilly Mornings, Mildly Cool Afternoons
Some folks might need a light jacket around for weekend events. We'll start our Saturday morning with temperatures falling into the upper 40s / low 50s. Sunday morning gets even colder -- looking at start temperatures in the low / mid 40s! Could even find a few upper 30s reported in from some of the outlying areas of the Brazos Valley.
Afternoons will have that feeling that fall is all about. Saturday afternoon highs will struggle to make 70°, after fighting a breezy north wind at 10-15mph, with gusts upwards of 20mph. Sunday won't even achieve 70° -- we'll look for highs to pause just a few degrees short.
Sunshine will be around for most of the weekend, with the exception of late Sunday when changes start to move in, once again...
Kyle Field is Going to be Chilly
One thing about an 8pm kick, is that the Fightin' Texas Aggie Football game vs. UTEP is going to be on the chilly side with temperatures at kick-off in the 50s. Below is the forecast -- more details on the day can be found in our Official Aggie Football Forecast.
Rain Still on the Horizon for Next Week
Our next upper-level trough is slowly starting to come together in Southern Canada. That will spend the weekend carving out a trough of low pressure over the Western United States this weekend.
Once that feature becomes a bit more established, the jet stream will once again direct moisture out of the Pacific Ocean, while southerly, surface winds add moisture in from the Gulf of Mexico by late Sunday.
Expect clouds to build by by Monday, with scattered rain chances starting to move back in as well. We'll look for the best chance of rain and thunderstorms to roll back into the Brazos Valley Wednesday, as our next cold front arrives.
More on that later this weekend and next week. Until then, enjoy and be safe, Friends.
--Chief Meteorologist Shel Winkley