Active pattern coming to the Plains; Brazos Valley severe weather chance Saturday

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BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) - The Storm Prediction Center has issued outlooks for severe weather across the Central and Southern Plains over the next 7 to 8 days. While outlooks beyond three days out are common, one for each day over the next 8 are rare.

An upper low spinning south of Alaska will push disturbances into the US, starting with the first later this week.

With ample Gulf moisture to feed storms and unrelenting upper-level winds remaining favorable for strong-to-severe weather just east of the Rockies, the ingredients will be in place for daily complexes of thunderstorms to form.

Locally, the concern for potential severe weather arrives this weekend.

Saturday morning is expected to be an active day of thunderstorms across parts of North Texas. Those storms are anticipated to congeal into a line of rain and thunderstorms reaching the Brazos Valley as early as late afternoon, but more likely by the evening and overnight hours.

Damaging wind in excess of 60 to 70mph could accompany that line of storms as it sags south through the area. Rainfall to the tune of 1" to 2", with localized 3"+ totals are currently in the forecast, slated to fall over a short amount of time. While not overly high, a few localized flood issues may appear for low-lying and poor drainage areas.

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