Friday Evening Weather Blog (2/28): Thunderstorms & Another Big Chill

The ups and downs continue across the Brazos Valley -- temperature-wise -- as we head into the first weekend of March. After a couple of very warm and breezy afternoons, another cold front will blow into the Brazos Valley. A chance of strong or severe thunderstorms will be possible, as well.

Enjoy the Warmth...

By this stage in the game, a warm up into the upper 70s / low 80s is something we have gotten used to. That said, not many complaints as the mercury climbs towards the warmer side of the thermometer.

Where the complaints do come from? When temperatures swing from the frigid 30s and 40s, to the 70s and 80s, only to be shoved back down to the freezer once again.

If you share those feelings -- then there is no good news in this blog from this point on.....

Breezy...warm...mostly cloudy...and a bit humid. That pretty much sums up 90% of the weekend forecast. We'll look for south winds to continue to add moisture to the Brazos Valley, along with guiding highs close to 80° by the end of Saturday afternoon.

Epilogue to this part of the story -- no matter how windy, no matter how humid...get out and enjoy the warmth while it is here.

Storm Chance on the Rise

Along and ahead of the cold front, a line of showers and thunderstorms will be possible.

While this won't be a threat for the entire area, a few of those storms could be on the strong to severe side. Main concern, if some of those storms can really get going, would be damaging winds and large hail.

As of Friday, the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) had the Brazos Valley under a "SLIGHT RISK" for severe weather late Sunday (area shaded in Yellow).

To keep up with the latest outlook from the SPC, you can find the Convective Outlook Page here.

Blustery & Cold Start to the Week

We'll wake up to the upper 20s and low 30s Monday morning -- followed by an afternoon where temperatures struggle to reach the mid-40s. Factor in a strong north wind sustained at 15-25mph, with higher gusts expected, and wind chills will keep it feeling like the 20s and 30s for most of the day.

Enjoy the weekend -- wherever it may take you. We'll be tracking the potential for thunderstorms, along with the slight shot at severe storms, through the weekend. Any updates can be found on or our Facebook and Twitter pages.

--Chief Meteorologist Shel Winkley

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