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4th of July Forecast: Another round of scattered rain & storms

Heavy rain over Brazos County expected to slowly come to an end by or after sunset
Published: Jul. 4, 2021 at 10:17 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 4, 2021 at 6:44 PM CDT
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BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - Another round of rain and thunderstorms is expected this Independence Day in the Brazos Valley. While rain is not expected to be as widespread as Saturday afternoon, many outdoor events will likely be pushed inside for a few hours through early evening.

6PM UPDATE

Heavy rain developed along a stalled boundary on the Highway 6 corridor in Brazos County. 1″ to 2″ of rain came down in about an hour leading to some minor street ponding / minor flood issues as water flowed quickly toward storm drains. A FLOOD ADVISORY is in effect until 7:30pm.

With this being a stationary cluster of rain, it will need to rain itself out versus moving out of Bryan-College Station. With the loss of daytime heat and in this storm’s self-induced rain-cooled air, this activity is expected to slowly fade and come to an end between 7pm and 9pm.

Rain is likely as fireworks go-ers begin to make their drive to the RELLIS campus for tonight’s firework display. Drier skies are expected just ahead of tonight’s 9:05 pm start time.

AFTERNOON FORECAST

After rain dotted the western Brazos Valley Sunday morning, additional development is expected through the afternoon hours. Highest chance for rain falls between the Highway 6 corridor and I-35.

Scattered rain and non-severe thunderstorms are expected for the Brazos Valley this 4th of July
Scattered rain and non-severe thunderstorms are expected for the Brazos Valley this 4th of July(KBTX)

While severe weather is not anticipated, stronger thunderstorms will bring heavy rain that could deposit a quick 0.5″ to 1.5″, occasional lightning, and wind gusts upwards of 20 to 30 mph.

The plus side of a rainy 4th of July? Temperatures are only expected to max out in the mid-80s. Wet weather will bring rain-cooled upper 70s to most by late afternoon / early evening.

Overall rain chance is expected to shrink in coverage then come to an end between 5 pm and 8 pm.

FIREWORKS FORECAST

While the afternoon is expected to have a few inconvenient downpours, skies look to dry up just in time for area fireworks displays across the Brazos Valley.

FIREWORKS FORECAST | Rain and thunderstorms are expected to clear by early evening, giving way...
FIREWORKS FORECAST | Rain and thunderstorms are expected to clear by early evening, giving way to great weather for area fireworks displays(KBTX)

Looking to get out and grab your viewing spot early? Rain and lightning remain a possibility through 6 - 7 pm. Any lingering wet weather should be light and fading between 7 pm and 8 pm. For those early inconveniences, comfortable temperatures will make up for them by dark:30.

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Enjoy. Be safe. Happy 4th of July, Brazos Valley.

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