High Risk of Tropical Weather Reaching Texas Coast
Forecast starts off decently quiet, but with a slight up-tick in rain chances. A weak front will slosh through the Brazos Valley Wednesday and Thursday. Tomorrow brings seasonable highs in the mid / upper 90s, heat index values 100° - 105°, and a 20% to 30% chance for spotty showers from noon to early evening. Thursday should feature cloudier skies, a 40% chance of rain and thunderstorms, and highs in the mid-90s.
In the Gulf of Mexico, the re-birth of Harvey has a high chance. As of now, computer forecasts point this towards the Texas Coast as a Tropical Storm or low category hurricane. At this time, location of where this could make landfall is still a toss up, but what does look possible is a widespread area of heavy rain from South to Central to East Texas. For now, we'll feature a cloudy, rainy, and 80° weekend in the Brazos Valley -- with potential flood concerns. That said, once this system organizes in the Southern Gulf we will be able fine tune the forecast and see just how realistic a tropical threat may be for the Brazos Valley. Stay tuned..
Tuesday Night: Mostly clear. Low: 77. Wind: SSE 0-5 mph.
Wednesday: Partly cloudy with a 20% chance for showers and storms after 1pm. High: 97. Wind: Vrb. 5-10 mph.
Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy. Low: 76. Wind: ESE 0-5 mph.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a 40% chance of rain and isolated thunderstorms High: 94. Wind: ESE 5-10 mph.
--Chief Meteorologist Shel Winkley