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Cold front brings some summer “relief” Tuesday; could spark strong evening & overnight storms

Published: Jun. 21, 2021 at 4:21 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 22, 2021 at 2:28 AM CDT
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A sultry, tropical day across the Brazos Valley with heat index values between 105° and 110° Monday afternoon. At times, tropical downpours brought ominous clouds, big downpours, and flashy lightning. A cold front (yes! a June “cold” front) is on the way tonight to bring some relief Tuesday. As a north wind flips in, the chance for a few strong to severe storms remains possible between sunset and midnight. Any stronger storm could push out wind gusts between 40 and 50mph, along with heavy rain and frequent lightning. While the severe concerns diminish, scattered noisy storms may continue in the wee hours of Tuesday morning as the front steadily sags south through the Brazos Valley.

Life behind this cold front looks like a generally cloudy day with morning temperatures primarily in the 70s, midday thermometers around 80°, and afternoon highs between 81° and 90°. There is still some humidity on hand, so it feels like the low to mid-90s through the afternoon hours. Stuffy? Sure. But better than where we have been for the past few days. Get it while you can -- highs in the mid-90s and heat index values 105° - 107°+ return Wednesday.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 50% chance for rain and thunderstorms. Isolated strong storms possible before midnight. Low: 73. Wind: S becoming N 5-10 mph.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of rain early. High: 86. Wind: N 5-10 mph.

Tuesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Low: 75. Wind: S 5-10 mph.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy with an isolated afternoon rain chance. High: 95. Wind: S 5-10 mph.

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