Chance for severe storms Friday/Saturday as cold front approaches
BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - A cold front is approaching the Brazos Valley this weekend, possibly disrupting a busy weekend. Timing is not exactly set in stone yet, but expect rain at some point Friday and Saturday.
TUESDAY EVENING UPDATE: The latest data continues to bring in a line of rain and thunderstorms ahead of the advancing cold front. Strong to severe storms remain a possibility. The Storm Prediction Center’s extended outlook has expanded, and now includes central and northern portions of the Brazos Valley.
As of now, all modes of severe weather are possible Friday. In the next 24 to 36 hours, we should be able to pinpoint specific impacts and hazards that we will need to watch out for.
The timing remains to be the biggest question mark of this forecast. As of Tuesday evening, the Brazos Valley could see impacts as early as Friday evening and those could linger into early Saturday morning. As for your Friday evening and Saturday plans, keep them flexible for now but know that some may need to be paused or even stopped early, especially those on Friday.
Latest data suggests that the best chance for rain seems to be Friday overnight, and a couple of showers may be lingering early Saturday morning. First Friday in Downtown Bryan is this week, and the Texas A&M vs. Florida game is scheduled for a Saturday kickoff at 11:00 AM.
The Storm Prediction Center is currently expecting severe weather throughout the day Thursday in the Panhandle and portions of Oklahoma and Kansas. They are also expecting severe weather to the northwest of the Brazos Valley on Friday/Friday night. It is possible that the area the Storm Prediction Center is monitoring is shifted to include the Brazos Valley over the next several days, especially with the event several days away.
It is important to keep up to date with the timing of these storms, especially with the number of activities dependent on the weather.
Make sure to download and have the KBTX Pinpoint Weather App handy to get the best timing updates as the storm system approaches.
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