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Isolated severe storm, large hail concern arrives by late Mother’s Day

Hail up to the size of a golf ball or larger possible with Sunday storms
The Storm Prediction Center has outlined the Brazos Valley for possible severe weather Sunday...
The Storm Prediction Center has outlined the Brazos Valley for possible severe weather Sunday afternoon and evening.(KBTX)
Updated: May. 9, 2021 at 9:01 AM CDT
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BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - A cold front north of the Brazos Valley is expected to allow severe thunderstorms to develop by mid-to-late afternoon. Storm motion to the south means that activity may drift into parts of the area between sunset and 10pm.

The Storm Prediction Center has placed a large portion of the Brazos Valley under a 2 out of 5 risk for a few strong-to-severe storms Sunday (yellow). The far northeast corner of the area -- parts of Leon, Houston and Trinity Counties -- are included in the far southern reach of a 3 out of 5 risk (brown) that stretches through the Arklatex and further northeast toward Memphis.

The Storm Prediction Center has outlined the Brazos Valley for possible severe weather Sunday...
The Storm Prediction Center has outlined the Brazos Valley for possible severe weather Sunday afternoon and evening.(KBTX)

TIMING:

  • 3pm - 5pm: Storms develop across parts of Central Texas
  • 6pm - 8pm: Storms chance arrives locally, drifting into north / northeast counties
  • 9pm - 11pm: Storm chance closes. Any storm could remain severe until near end of life-cycle

CONCERNS:

  • Destructive hail to the size of a golf ball or larger
  • Damaging wind gusts in excess of 60 - 70mph
  • Possible tornado
  • Frequent lightning

It is important to note that not everybody in the Brazos Valley finds rain or a severe storm Sunday. However, those that hear thunder will need to pay extra attention to the weather happening near and around them through evening. A view of what the radar could look like is included below:

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The majority of Mother’s Day is expected to be dry, however, a few isolated showers were drifting east early this morning. Overcast skies are in place for the first half of the day along with wind gusts upwards of 30 mph+. Peeks of sunshine will be possible by the afternoon, helping daytime highs top off in the mid-to-upper 80s.

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