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Eyeing showers and storms Friday

A low pressure system brings a cold front and chance for storms to the Brazos Valley
Published: Dec. 10, 2020 at 10:50 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 10, 2020 at 5:45 PM CST
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BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - After a pleasant and warmer workweek, changes arrive Friday as our next weather-maker approaches the Brazos Valley from the west.

The cloud cover rolls in through the overnight hours Thursday, and with a south wind on hand ahead of the system, moisture filtering into the Brazos Valley will allow for the rain chance to increase as early as Friday morning. Spotty showers may accompany some on the morning drive, but the bigger chances for widespread activity look to sit in the midmorning-to-late afternoon timeframe on Friday.

As this scattered rain activity moves from west to east throughout the day, we’ll watch for a line of stronger storms to pull together in our eastern counties by mid-afternoon, with a line of clearing behind it.

Spotty showers are possible as early as the morning commute Friday, but the bigger chance for...
Spotty showers are possible as early as the morning commute Friday, but the bigger chance for widespread activity and a few stronger storms holds off until mid-morning through the afternoon.(KBTX)

Although severe activity does not look overly likely as this system pushes through the area, the Storm Prediction Center has placed the Brazos Valley in an isolated risk for seeing a storm briefly become severe.

If a few of the stronger storms reach that severe threshold, we’ll mainly be monitoring for gusty winds (40-60 mph) as well as pockets of heavy rainfall and lightning.

Although the overall likelihood of severe storms Friday is low, the Storm Prediction Center has...
Although the overall likelihood of severe storms Friday is low, the Storm Prediction Center has placed the Brazos Valley in a one out of five risk for seeing a few stronger storms briefly become severe.(KBTX)

Though most of the activity looks to exit the area by the time many are heading out for Friday night plans, we’ll monitor PinPoint Radar into the early evening hours for what’s left of any lingering activity.

After all is said and done, rainfall totals between a 0.10″ to 0.5″ are possible with isolated higher totals in areas that are able to pick up on a few stronger storms, specifically the farther east you go.

After this system and associated cold front push through the area late Friday, we’re headed into a cooler weekend with forecast highs in the 60s. The sunshine returns Saturday before we watch another batch of cooler air approach Sunday, bringing with it a scattered rain chance.

After Friday's front clears the area, the sunshine returns for a cooler start to the weekend,...
After Friday's front clears the area, the sunshine returns for a cooler start to the weekend, followed by a scattered rain chance Sunday.(KBTX)

Keep your KBTX PinPoint Weather App nearby as we head into the weekend so that we can get you the latest on showers and storms pushing through the Brazos Valley!

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