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Cold front arrives Tuesday afternoon, bringing a rain chance and cooler temperatures

A cold front is slated to push through the Brazos Valley Tuesday, filtering cooler temperatures...
A cold front is slated to push through the Brazos Valley Tuesday, filtering cooler temperatures in off of a north wind.(KBTX)
Published: Jan. 18, 2021 at 6:17 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 19, 2021 at 9:45 AM CST
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BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - After a comfortable stretch of days, it was a warmer start to the day Tuesday with morning lows near 60 degrees (for perspective, that’s normally where we top off this time of year). Another mild day is ahead for most Tuesday... just cut short for the Brazos Valley before the end of the day.

By midday, a cold front is scheduled to slowly seep into the northern reaches of the area, filtering in cooler temperatures off of a north wind. The current timing for a 10° to 15° temperature drop:

  • Northern Brazos Valley: Midday - 2pm
  • Central Brazos Valley (north of Highway 105): 2pm - 5pm
  • South Brazos Valley: After 5 pm
A cold front will move through the Brazos Valley Tuesday, bringing a rain chance and cooler...
A cold front will move through the Brazos Valley Tuesday, bringing a rain chance and cooler temperatures with it.(KBTX)

Once the cold front passes by, temperatures are expected to fall from the upper 60s & low 70s to the 50s over the course of an hour or two. Let that cooler air spill in for a few more hours, and thermometers should read in the mid-50s by the 5pm hour.

Rain is in the forecast through the day, but severe weather is not anticipated: light showers and drizzle accompany some on the morning drive, with a break likely to follow until the cold front passes by. For those behind the front, drizzle and sprinkles are expected into the evening as warmer air overrides this new, shallow cold air sliding in. Rainfall totals are only anticipated between 0.1″ and 0.25″ Tuesday, with a few localized higher totals not off the table.

As the front passes you by, we’ll also be monitoring for a few breezy wind gusts upwards of 20-25+ mph throughout the afternoon and into the evening.

The latest details and updates to the hour-by-hour forecast for your backyard can be found in the KBTX PinPoint Weather App.

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