BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) -- Monday, the Storm Prediction Center placed a HIGH Risk for severe weather across parts of the Texas Panhandle and Oklahoma. This is the highest severe risk issued by that office -- something that has not happened since May 18th, 2017.
Through the afternoon Monday and into the evening much of that outlined area fell under a Particularly Dangerous Situation Tornado Watch. Long-track, violent tornadoes, wind to 80mph, and hail as large as grapefruit size were the threats being monitored.
The good news locally -- nothing like this is in the cards for the Brazos Valley or anywhere near us.
The same storm system creating those big storms is the reason for all of the wind blowing through. Monday brought gusts upwards of 40mph at times, Tuesday has the potential to do the same.
As a weak front briefly dips into the area on the tail-end of this system, a thin line of rain and a few thunderstorms is expected to cross the Brazos Valley from northwest to southeast through the day.
The current timeline runs:
• Mid-morning for the northwest Brazos Valley
• Midday for the Central Brazos Valley (Leon to Brazos to Washington Counties)
• Afternoon for the east to southwest Brazos Valley
While severe weather is not anticipated, the Storm Prediction Center has placed the area under a MARGINAL Risk (1 out of 5) for an isolated strong or severe storm. The main concern would be strong wind with any activity that requires additional attention. Breezy to gusty wind will have the potential to blow rain cooled air through the area, helping to drop temperatures to more comfortable 60s and 70s for a few hours (if you get lucky).
Rainfall totals are only expected between 0.10" and 0.50" through this evening. Most will find a few tenths of an inch at best, some may miss out on the rain completely.