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Big weather changes: A chance for storms Wednesday, wintry mix possible Thursday

No major travel impacts expected Thursday
Published: Jan. 18, 2022 at 11:02 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 18, 2022 at 6:59 PM CST
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BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - A potent Arctic front, followed by an upper level disturbance will make for a potentially turbulent midweek after a couple of spring-like days.

First: After a breezy and slightly warmer Tuesday, another mild afternoon is in the works Wednesday with highs climbing into the 70s after starting off the morning in the upper 50s/low 60s. A cold front is slated to arrive Wednesday evening, pushing in another round of winter air for the second half of the week. As it does so, a round of rain and thunderstorms is expected to develop across the southern & eastern reaches of the Brazos Valley. It is a low-end risk, but we’ll still need to monitor for an isolated storm to sit on the strong/severe side between ~ 4pm - 9pm, where all hazards will be possible.

A gusty north wind takes over as the front passes by, sending temperatures into the 50s by late evening plans. Temperatures continue fall into the 30s by early Thursday, likely feeling like the 20s first thing in the morning. With the colder air in place and a disturbance passing by overhead, spots of rain and and even some sleet pellets / a few snow flurries my fall by mid-morning and into the late afternoon.

With temperatures at the surface sitting above freezing, we expect rain/sleet/snow to be light and non-accumulating, other than on grassy surfaces and some bridges and overpasses at worst.

A mix of rain & sleet pellets is expected for some portions of the Brazos Valley Thursday.
A mix of rain & sleet pellets is expected for some portions of the Brazos Valley Thursday.(KBTX)

The weekend continues to trend drier, as a large low pressure system likely passes us well to our south, but keeps cooler air in the forecast through at least early next week. For a detailed conversation about the end of the week in video form, tap the video below.

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