Light, chilly rain in the forecast Saturday

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FEBRUARY 16th, 2018 -- Latest cold front passed the Brazos Valley Friday. That stalled front remains south of the area Saturday before retreating north as a warm from Sunday.

Temperatures are set to fall to the mid-50s by Saturday morning, to kick off the weekend. While chilly, forecast lows are roughly 10° ABOVE seasonal lows for mid-February.

Cloud cover, a light breeze out of the north, and an incoming chance of rain should keep highs mildly cool. In fact, parts of the Brazos Valley may only "warm" 5° from start to finish Saturday.

Sure, there is a decent chance of rain in the forecast Saturday. Much like what the Brazos Valley has experienced this past week, this will be a low total rainfall consisting of mainly drizzle, sprinkles, mist, and very light showers. To get it out in the open before we go any further: this should not cancel *most* plans across the Brazos Valley. Wet weather? Yes. Heavy rain? Not likely.

While patchy drizzle is possible through the morning, the more likely window for soggy weather arrives between noon (north) and 5 to 6pm (south). Bryan / College Station is looking at the best estimate on arrival between 1pm and 5pm.

Rainfall totals are only expect to range between a few hundredths to a tenth or two in rain gauges by sunset Saturday.

Scattered rain remains possible Sunday, but the coverage is expected to be much lower. South to southeasterly winds taking over bring afternoon highs to the upper 60s and low 70s to close out weekend festivities.