Monday brings more scattered rain, downpours, and thunderstorms
Scattered rain and tropical downpours dotted parts of the Brazos Valley Sunday. Sunset brings a loss of our daytime heating and the expectation that most of this activity comes to an end. Some lingering spots of passing rain may hold together as late as 10 or 11pm. A small area of low pressure in the Gulf of Mexico is the driving force of this rain. As it moves inland Monday, it will swing a big slug of tropical moisture into the Brazos Valley to start the week. Next round of rain could start up as early as 4 or 5am. While Monday will not be a wash-out, like Sunday rain is possible at any point in the day -- highest coverage likely falls between late morning and mid-afternoon. Severe weather is not expected, but stronger storms may deposit a quick 1″ of rain, along with gusty 20-30mph wind, lightning, and tropical funnels (dips in the clouds that typically never touch down).
As we close out the month of June and walk into July / the Independence Day weekend, Brazos Valley’s weather pattern is expected to remain an active one. While the coverage may not be what it is Monday and Tuesday and rain may not fall in your backyard each day, scattered rain and non-severe thunderstorms are expected through the week and into the weekend. Coverage comes down to a 30% to 50% potential Wednesday through Friday. As a weak front approaches the area this weekend, the chance for more of the area to be touch by rain returns for July 3rd and 4th activities / celebrations. While this tropical air mass will keep things very humid, temperatures will run slightly below average over the next 10 days -- anywhere from the mid-80s to the low 90s.
Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 30% chance for rain and thunderstorms. Low: 74. Wind: ESE 5-10 mph.
Monday: Mostly cloudy with a 80% chance for rain and thunderstorms. High: 86. Wind: E 5-10 mph.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy with a 30% chance for showers. Low: 72. Wind: E 5-10 mph.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy with a 70% chance for rain and thunderstorms. High: 87. Wind: ESE 5-15 mph.
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