Widespread Showers and Isolated Storms in the Brazos Valley
Severe threat has greatly diminished across the Brazos Valley.
As of the top of the hour, a few strong thunderstorms with heavy rain and frequent lightning was slowly moving southeast into the northern portions of the area.
Heavy rain looks to be the biggest impact for the area through the rest of this event.
Widespread rain and the occasional rumble of thunder is moving south & southeast through a majority of the Brazos Valley.
As mentioned in the update below -- all warnings and watches have either been cancelled or expired for the area.
That said, a cluster of strong (non-severe) storms with gusty winds, possible pea to penny sized hail, heavy rain, and frequent lighting is drifting to the east / southeast, out of the Waco area.
This activity is worth monitoring over the next hour or two -- mainly for the northern portions of the Brazos Valley.
All warnings have expired for the area. At this time we are just dealing with showers and a few rumbles of thunder in the area. We are currently monitoring a line to our north to see what develops. In the meantime....enjoy the rain!
Tornado Watch CANCELLED for Milam and Lee Counties. We are currently dealing with a Severe Thunderstorm Warning in Robertson and Leon Counties. The primary threat with the severe storm is high winds, heavy rainfall and hail. The rest of the Brazos Valley is just dealing with rain and a few rumbles of thunder. The shower activity is expected to continue through the evening as the storm activity starts to die down.
Tornado Warning CANCELLED for Robertson and Leon Counties. The severe thunderstorm warning is still in effect for both counties through 12:15AM.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning extended for Robertson and Leon Counties through 12:15AM. The storm is capable of hail and high winds as it continues to drift Southeast.
A Tornado Warning has been issued for Robertson County through 11:45pm. There is a storm cell in between Easterl and Ridge moving east at 10mph that is capable of producing a tornado.
A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING is in place for Robertson and Leon Counties until 11:15pm.
Hail up to the size of Golf Balls and winds in excess of 60mph are possible with this storm, as it moves Southeast at 20mph.
National Weather Service is monitoring a strong thunderstorm over Eastern Leon County & Western / Central Leon County.
PinPoint Radar is estimating hail pea to nickel size right along the county line between Easterly and Flynn.
Winds between 40mph and 50mph are possible -- for now.
Spotty showers are developing over the Brazos Valley as we draw close to the 10pm hour.
Areas of moderate to heavy rain is developing over the very extreme, Northwestern Brazos Valley as well.
Rumbles of thunder will be possible as this new activity attempts to develop.
Severe thunderstorm warning for Montgomery County was allowed to expire on schedule.
Strong (non-severe) thunderstorms continue in a broken line from Southeast Montgomery County to Northwest Grimes County (from Splendora to Iola).
A URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY has been issued for Eastern San Jacinto County -- from Coldspring to Shepherd and points southeast.
As a strong, non-severe, storm sits stationary over the area, 2" to 3" of rainfall has fallen. An additional 2" to 4" of rain is possible.
Water may be overrunning area roads, or could soon.
The Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been allowed to EXPIRE over Montgomery County.
During the 40 minutes that the warning was in place, hail up to the size of Ping Pong balls was reported in the Woodloch area.
While it may no longer be considered severe, heavy rainfall, frequent lightning, pea to penny size hail, and wind in excess of 30mph will continue to be possible.
Here is what the storm looked like / was located as of 7pm:
For the rest of the Brazos Valley -- the radar remains quiet for the time being.
A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING is in effect for Montgomery County until 7pm.
Storm over Woodloch, between Conroe and the Woodlands, is sitting stationary. Winds in excess of 60mph and hail to the size of quarters is possible.
With this storm sitting stationary, heavy rain could lead to localized areas of brief flash flooding.
Isolated thunderstorms are expected to develop across West Central and Central Texas through the afternoon and early evening hours. Those discrete thunderstorms could become severe -- which includes a chance to find a few isolated, brief tornado threats.
A line of thunderstorms was slowly sagging south out of the Metroplex through the afternoon hours. This, combined with any activity that develops out west, is expected to create a line / cluster of thunderstorms. Many hi-res computer models bring this activity into the Brazos Valley between 7pm and 2am.
Below is a look at PinPoint "Future Radar" for when thunderstorms and severe weather will be possible across the Brazos Valley.