Second cold front set to move in

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BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) - A cold front that passed through the Brazos Valley Wednesday afternoon and evening helped to cool temperatures down from the 80s to the upper 50s and low 60s Thursday. A second cold front, which is stronger than the first, will bring in the colder, drier air back to the area along with more chances for rain and a few rumbles of thunder.

The entire area remains under a Marginal Risk for severe weather, with the likely isolated severe threat being hail up to 1 inch in diameter, though small pea to nickel sized hail would be more likely widespread.

Winds will start to pick up behind the front and could be a bit gusty at times. Wherever storms start to fill in along the cold front and gain a bit more strength is likely where some of the higher rainfall totals will be located.

Rain and storms will likely start to pop up across the Brazos Valley late Thursday night and lasting into the overnight hours.

Storms will start to fill in along the frontal boundary, and a few could be a bit noisy at times. Isolated pockets of stronger to even severe storms are not out of the question, though the chances are low.

Breezy winds and drier air fills in behind the cold front as rain pushes out of the area throughout the morning on Friday leaving temperatures, and feel-like temperatures, much cooler in its wake. Highs are only expected to top out in the mid to upper 50s, which is almost 20 degrees below normal. A strong northerly breeze could keep it feeling closer to the 40s and 30s at times.

Much cooler air settles in across the Brazos Valley this weekend as the atmosphere continues to dry out. It could feel as cold as the low 30s waking up Saturday morning. Rain chances increase the second half of the weekend into early next week ahead of another cold front which has the potential to bring the first frost and potential freeze.