Rainfall update following Thursday storms in the Brazos Valley

Widespread rain and storms pushed across the Brazos Valley Thursday.
Widespread rain and storms pushed across the Brazos Valley Thursday.(KBTX)
Published: Aug. 18, 2022 at 6:27 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 18, 2022 at 9:24 PM CDT
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BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - Widespread rain and storms filtered across the Brazos Valley Thursday as a weak front moved into Southeast Texas. The heaviest rain generally fell along and west of the Navasota River, and even prompted a few Flood Advisories ahead of the afternoon drive.

Storms were plenty strong at times as they tracked south, pushing out 30-50 mph+ wind gusts and generating clusters of frequent lightning. A few snapped/uprooted trees were reported in Burleson County, along with some minor roof damage to a few barns.

Officially, College Station only collected a quarter inch of rain from this event, according to the gauge at Easterwood Airport. The heaviest rain in the two cities fell from Texas Avenue to the east, which prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Flood Advisory through 5 p.m. due to water collecting on roads in low-lying and poor drainage areas. Caldwell’s airport reported 1.52″ of rain after early afternoon downpours drenched the city and knocked out power to parts of town. That is the most rain to fall in a single day at the site since May 28, 2021!

Below are rainfall totals from both official reporting stations and Weather Watchers across the Brazos Valley:

  • College Station (Easterwood Airport): 0.26″
  • Bryan (Coulter Field): 0.30″
  • Kyle Field: 0.22″
  • Snook: 0.30″
  • Caldwell: 1.52″
  • Caldwell Intermediate School: 2.13″
  • Cameron: 0.30″
  • Navasota: 0.12″
  • Gibbons Creek: 1.93″
  • North Zulch: 0.92″
  • Madisonville: 0.24″
  • Navasota River at Highway 79: 0.96″
  • Navasota River at OSR: 0.57″
  • Leona: 0.31″
  • Bellville: 0.60″
  • Stoneham: 0.10″
  • Peach Crossing (College Station): 0.60″
  • Anderson: 0.20″
  • Kurten: 0.40″
  • Northwest Brazos County: 1.80″
  • Carlos: 3.10″
  • South Wellborn: 0.50″
  • Forest Oaks Drive (College Station): 2.00″
  • Smetana: 1.30″
  • South Bryan: 1.40″
  • Chriesman: 0.40″
  • Barron Road (College Station): 0.46″
  • Northwest Madison County: 1.05″

LOOKING AHEAD

For the folks that still didn’t get touched by the rain Thursday, more chances are still in the forecast over the next week! Scattered rain and storms could drift across parts of the Brazos Valley Friday, especially by late afternoon and early evening, but coverage will likely be less than what we found Thursday. A few isolated showers can’t be ruled out this weekend before another slug of moisture arrives and boosts chances again next week!

Scattered rain and storms could roam the Brazos Valley Friday afternoon before isolated chances...
Scattered rain and storms could roam the Brazos Valley Friday afternoon before isolated chances take us into the weekend.(KBTX)