A cold front is on the way to the Brazos Valley as we head into another busy weekend. Rain and thunderstorms will be possible before a big blast of Fall sinks into the area.
As of Friday evening, two lines of showers and thunderstorms were trying to impact the area. One line of showers, and few embedded thunderstorms, was blowing in off the Gulf of Mexico. The other was made up of thunderstorms to the Northwest of the Brazos Valley along our weekend cold front.
Friday Night / Early Saturday Morning
There could be a few thunder rumbles that roll through the Brazos Valley as our cold front moves in. A 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms will exsist from 10pm Friday to 4am Saturday.
While severe weather is not going to be a widespread threat, there could be a few stronger thunderstorms that contain heavy rain, thunder, lightning, gusty winds, and frequent lightning. Small hail could be found in a few storms shortly after midnight as well.
After a night of scattered showers and thunderstorms, we'll wake up to mostly cloudy skies across the Brazos Valley. Cooler air behind the front will already be filling in, leaving temperatures in the low to mid 50s. A north wind at 10-15mph, with gusts upwards of 20mph, could bring wind chills (feels like) temperatures into the upper 40s in some locations.
Sunshine will reappear by mid-morning, leaving a mostly sunny to sunny afternoon in place. Afternoon highs are looking to run roughly 10° to 15°below average, for this time in October, as they top off in the upper 60s to low 70s. That breeze will continue through sunset, so expect things to feel a bit cooler than the actual temperature throughout the day.
Below is the expected forecast for the Texas A&M vs. Auburn Football game. Kick-off is set at 2:30pm
Get ready for a chilly start to your day! Clear skies, light winds, and the effects of our cold front will allow temperatures to sink into the mid / upper 40s by sunrise Sunday morning!
Sunshine will continue to shine through as we wrap up the weekend. Southerly to southeasterly winds turn around and blow through at 5-10mph. Expect afternoon highs to top off in the mid 70s. High cloudiness will increase by the end of the day.
Rain chances move back into the forecast by Monday with our next cold front approaching the area.