Isolated Thunderstorms Possible This Weekend
A weekend forecast to keep your plans, but one that we'll need to monitor the skies from time to time. After cloudy skies and patchy fog kick off Saturday, some sunshine is expected to break through the clouds at times as afternoon highs top off in the low-to-mid 80s. The plan is to remain dry through the daylight hours of St. Patrick's Day. By evening. we will need to be on the lookout for thunderstorms. If those storms can fire around the Waco area by late afternoon, we could see an isolated storm or two drift into the Brazos Valley through the evening. While the best chance is across the Northeastern / Eastern Brazos Valley, we need to keep an eye out for a strong storm -- hail & gusty wind the main concern.
Sunday starts cloudy & mild, but could turn stormy by afternoon. Scattered rain and a few isolated storms are possible through the afternoon & early evening hours -- like Saturday the threat is not large, but a strong storm or two cannot be ruled out. Rain & storm chance is not promised but is a very decent possibility. Cold front arrives in the early hours of Monday, bringing back sunshine, a stiff north breeze, & mild temperatures for much of next week.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of rain and thunderstorms after 3pm. High: 83. Wind: SSW 5-10 mph.
Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Low: 66. Wind: S 5-15 mph.
Sunday: Cloudy with a 40% chance of rain and thunderstorms after noon. High: 82. Wind: S 5-15 mph.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy with a 30% chance of rain & thunderstorms before 10pm. Low: 58. Wind: WSW 5-10 mph.
-- Chief Meteorologist Shel Winkley