Spring storms, summer heat: Monitoring severe potential through Thursday

Above-average temperatures take us into the weekend along with a chance for storms Thursday.
Above-average temperatures take us into the weekend along with a chance for storms Thursday.(KBTX)
Published: May. 3, 2022 at 10:40 AM CDT|Updated: May. 3, 2022 at 5:15 PM CDT
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BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - After a somewhat quiet Tuesday (but still hot and humid!), we’ll still monitor for a low-coverage, isolated shower/storm potential through sunset. After that, a warm and muggy night will lead in another warmer-than-average Wednesday, with morning 70s flipping around to afternoon upper 80s/low 90s and a healthier southeast breeze.

Another warmer than average day is in the works Wednesday!
Another warmer than average day is in the works Wednesday!(KBTX)

The heat and humidity will certainly add to the discomfort factor over the next several days, including Mothers Day weekend (where we may even find record heat!). Some very brief relief may arrive by Thursday afternoon and evening, though, as an approaching front sends a line of rain and thunderstorms through the Brazos Valley.

While there are still some details to fine tune over the next 36 hours regarding Thursday’s storm chance, the Storm Prediction Center continues to highlight a good portion of the Brazos Valley in a 2/5 risk for some strong/severe storm development.

Most of the Brazos Valley is included in a low end 2/5 risk for strong/severe thunderstorms...
Most of the Brazos Valley is included in a low end 2/5 risk for strong/severe thunderstorms Thursday.(KBTX)

Damaging winds will be the main concern if this line comes together, but instances of hail and an isolated spin-up can’t completely be ruled out. Localized heavy rainfall will also be something to monitor, with rainfall totals in the range of 0.25″ - 1″ (localized 2″+) possible. Any Cinco de Mayo plans Thursday afternoon and evening plans will need to be monitored as this activity moves through, so stay up to date with us through Thursday night.

The good news: Skies clear and we remain quiet headed into the holiday weekend, but it will be a scorcher. Record or near record heat is expected both Saturday and Sunday, and into next week as well.

Temperatures crank up through Mother's Day weekend and into next week.
Temperatures crank up through Mother's Day weekend and into next week.(KBTX)

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