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The Brazos Valley is marked in a 3 out of 5 risk for severe storms Saturday evening. All...
The Brazos Valley is marked in a 3 out of 5 risk for severe storms Saturday evening. All hazards are possible, with destructive wind being the primary concern(KBTX)
Published: Jun. 9, 2023 at 6:11 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 10, 2023 at 10:26 AM CDT
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BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) - After storms Thursday brought gusty winds, heavy pockets of rain, and hail, the Brazos Valley is gearing up for another round in the middle of the weekend. The Storm Prediction Center has the northeastern and central portions of the Brazos Valley included in a 3 out of 5 risk for severe weather with the remainder of the area included in a 2 out of 5 risk.

Storm Prediction Center's Saturday Severe Outlook
Storm Prediction Center's Saturday Severe Outlook(KBTX)

Saturday evening, all modes of severe weather will be possible with the main concerns being:

  • Potentially destructive wind gusts in excess of 50-70mph.
  • Scattered pockets of large hail between the size of pocket change to an egg (2″ in diameter) possible with the strongest storms.
  • A few tornado concerns, particularly across the northern and northeastern Brazos Valley as storms initially arrive

A watch of some sort is expected to be issued for parts or all of the Brazos Valley, by the Storm Prediction Center and National Weather Service, by or before Saturday evening.

Storms will start their journey before reaching the Brazos Valley -- so the benefit is they will be trackable as they approach the area, versus popping up locally. The general idea is that isolated storms will tumble out of Central Texas and reach the northern Brazos Valley between 6 pm and 8 pm. These storms will be capable of all hazards. As the storms continue south, they will likely form into a line of storms, creating more of a damaging wind threat. Wind gusts in excess of 50 to 70mph become the general concern between 8pm and 10pm. The ending time for these storms is one of the biggest lingering questions. If a solid line of activity forms, this round of weather could be done by 11pm. If a few lingering storms trail behind, rain and thunderstorms could continue for parts of the Eastern Brazos Valley beyond midnight.


Saturday evening plans are likely going to be in jeopardy for much of the Brazos Valley by some point in the evening. It will be one to stay weather aware. Make sure to have that PinPoint Weather App downloaded, that’s where we can get you the most up-to-date information before, and while, the storms roll through.