Flooding potential ahead of weekend

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BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) - Flash Flood and Flood Watches are in effect on Friday for the entire Brazos Valley through Saturday morning.

Light showers have already fallen in spots Thursday with more rain expected. A system moving in off the West Coast through southern California is expected to bring heavy rainfall to the Brazos Valley.

Thursday Night
Isolated showery activity will continue through the evening and into the overnight hours. An isolated few may need an umbrella at times, but most will just be stuck with some mist hanging in the air. A cold front bringing rain is expected to slide through the Brazos Valley overnight increasing rain chances from north to south across the area which should bring showers back around midnight.

Dig out the rain gear and keep it with you throughout the day on Friday. The morning will likely feature rain, which could be heavy at times, and that pattern will stick with us into the evening.

With the cold front passing through during the morning, that means temperatures will be at their peak during the early morning hours and dropping throughout the day. Plan on it being a rainy and chilly day from about start to finish.

PinPoint Radar estimates as much as 3” of rain could fall in spots by the dinnertime hour.

We may catch a brief break after dinner before the next round of heavy rain scoots in Friday night into early Saturday morning.

The flash flooding threat will have to be closely monitored through the evening and overnight hours.

Remain weather aware, download the PinPoint Weather App, and keeping checking back to stay up to date on the latest weather information.

By the time it is all said and done, some places in the Brazos Valley could measure as much as 5” to isolated totals anywhere from 6” to 8” or more.

Most of the rain should start to clear out before sunrise on Saturday. Even though the rain will be over, plan on a cloudy, chilly weekend with winds blowing in out of the north from 15 to 20 MPH.