Additional rain and storm chances lead in the weekend, monitoring flooding issues
An additional 2″ to 5″ of rain with localized higher totals may be possible across portions of the Brazos Valley and Southeast Texas by early next week.
BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - Water-logged yet, Brazos Valley? Keep the rain gear handy over the next several days as additional rain and storm chances stick with us through the weekend and into the better part of next week.
As of Thursday afternoon, rain and thunderstorms continue to move into the southern reaches of the Brazos Valley. While the activity sits below the severe limits, heavy downpours have triggered a few Flood Advisories for the southern reaches of the area as heavy rain continues into the evening. The activity is generally expected to move to the northeast this evening, making it a bit soggy out there for any Thursday night dinner plans. The rain chance begins to dwindle after the sun sets, with most of the rain activity ending by midnight.
As an area of low pressure moves towards Texas, a scattered rain and storm chance is in store for the last day of the work week. A few showers will be possible in the morning, but the better chance for scattered rain and rumbles moves in through the afternoon and into the evening.
Like Thursday, the overall severe threat for the expected activity is on the low end heading into Friday, but frequent lightning and gusty winds could accompany a few stronger thunderstorms. However, with saturated soils and swollen creeks, rivers, and streams in place across the Brazos Valley, the chief concern to monitor will be localized flooding issues in areas that pick up on some heavier downpours. That being said -- an additional 1/2″ to 2″ could fall in some areas before the day is done.
This stretch of soggy days is expected to continue into the upcoming weekend. Additional rain and thunderstorms are expected Saturday, currently favoring the afternoon hours. As this area of low pressure slowly moves across the state, additional rain and thunderstorms will be possible into the second half of the weekend on Sunday.
We’ll have to monitor where and exactly when these next few disturbances move across the state over the next few days in order to navigate through any outdoor weekend plans. With plenty of moisture sitting in the atmosphere, an additional 2″ to 5″ of rain with localized higher totals may be possible across portions of the Brazos Valley and Southeast Texas by early next week. Speaking of early next week -- we’ll hold onto a daily, scattered rain and storm chance through at least the first half of the week before we attempt to quiet things down and dry things out a little for the second half of the week.
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