Strong storms possible overnight

Published: Mar. 12, 2023 at 4:28 PM CDT|Updated: 2 hours ago
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Another hot day is underway for the Brazos Valley -- high temperatures are expected near or at the triple-digit mark (would make the 73rd time this year in Bryan-College Station). A weak cold front is expected to cross the area Monday morning, pushed south by disturbances that will kick off a few rounds of rain and thunderstorms across Texas. The Storm Prediction Center has placed the Northern Brazos Valley under a 2 out of 5 risk for a few strong/severe storms as this active weather moves from the north-northeast to the south-southwest between late Sunday night and early-to-mid morning Monday. While the overall severe concern is isolated, localized strong wind gusts 40mph or higher and hail up to the size of pocket change will need to be monitored.

Initial storms are expected to reach the northern and northeastern Brazos Valley between 10pm and midnight. Initially, stormy weather will be confined to area along and east of I-45 through the very first hours of Monday, Through the night, this rain and storm chance is expected to move further to the west and southwest, with rain and storms possible through the morning drive to work and school. For that commute, reduced visibility due to heavy rain, lightning, and localized street / low-lying flooding could slow some down at times. If this all plays out as expected, rainfall totals will be highly uneven, but generally between 0.5″ and 1″ for most, while localized 2″ to 3″ totals are not ruled out (mainly east).

Sunday: Partly cloudy with a 30% chance for rain, increasing to 50% by late evening. High: 100. Wind: SE 5-15 mph.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy with a 70% chance of rain and storms. Low: 76. Wind: SE 5-15 mph.

Monday: Mostly cloudy with a 50% chance of rain and storms before noon. High: 93. Wind: S/N 5-15 mph.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy. Low: 72. Wind: NE 0-5 mph.