Brazos Valley weekend forecast: rain & storms soak some outdoor plans

Published: Sep. 7, 2018 at 9:23 PM CDT
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A busy weekend ahead for the Brazos Valley and Aggieland. No need to cancel plans but we will need to be mindful of possible thunderstorms that are expected to dot the area through the day.

Soggy weather may start as early as 2am to 5am for those north OSR.

A quick chance for a cluster of shower to a few rumbles of thunder is not ruled out for Milam, Robertson, and potentially parts of Leon Counties through 5am.

A break in the early morning rain could come to an end as early as 7am to 10am. As a weak front slides in from the north, spotty rain and a few thunderstorms could build up early in the day. Best chance for pre-noon activity falls across the Northern Brazos Valley (early) and Central Brazos Valley (midday).

Afternoon hours brings us the heat of the day as highs attempt to reach the upper 80s and low 90s. Scattered / spotty rain and rumbles have the potential turn into widespread activity through the second half of the day. Best window for inclement weather: 3pm to 6pm.

Plans to spend the day on campus tailgating or taking pre-game events ahead of the Clemson / Texas A&M game? Have an idea of where you can take cover should wet weather pass though.

Severe weather is not anticipated, however lightning and very heavy, tropical downpours are not ruled out with any stronger storms that manage to develop. While it will be the exception rather than the rule, rain to the tune of 1" - 2"+ within an hour is not out of the realm of possibility considering how much moisture is loaded in the atmosphere.

That gets us to kickoff, slated for 6pm at Kyle Field. While not an absolute promise, there is a real concern that storms may linger around campus and Bryan / College Station through sunset.

To be honest, we cannot with total certainty say that campus and / or Kyle Field will be tagged by rain or passing storms. What we do know are that odds are high enough for lightning to come within an 8-10 mile radius for there to be a concern for safety. Hope for the best, but know that there could be a slight delay for Saturday night's game.

By 7pm to 9pm, activity should fizzle leaving a small chance for rain to a very isolated, stray lightning concern through the later hours of the evening. By midnight the Brazos Valley is expected to be rain free.

Sunday plans? Check back -- that slow moving cold front attempting to slide through and south of the area could kick up another round of strong thunderstorms.