BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) - A powerhouse area of low pressure moving east across the US will create a disruptive day of weather to a large portion of the country. For the Brazos Valley, wind, rain, storms, and fluctuating temperatures are the main impacts.
A WIND ADVISORY is in effect for Milam, Robertson, and Leon Counties between midnight and 7:00 a.m. Wednesday.
First impact: that wind! Tonight through the time that a line of rain and storms arrives Wednesday morning, expect wind to gust between 30mph and 45mph at times. Once the rain and storms move through, a brief lull in blustery weather is expected from mid-morning to midday. By afternoon, gusty again -- just not as wind blown. A south to southwest wind is expected to kick up between 20 and 25mph at times to close the day.
Second impact: rain and thunderstorms. Tonight should be the first round of severe weather for the spring storm season in parts of West and Central Texas. Good news for the Brazos Valley, this activity -- in theory -- should be more tame as it reaches the area in the morning. With dynamics not as robust as other parts of the state, a line of rain and rumbles is expected from sunrise through midday, but the severe potential is low.
Should a storm become strong or even briefly severe, damaging wind of 50 to 60mph would be the main concern.
Third impact: temperatures. Ahead of the anticipated rain and thunderstorms, Wednesday thermometers start shy of 70°. Once that rain and storm potential arrives, temperatures could fall to the mid and upper 50s for parts of the Brazos Valley between 10:00 a.m. and noon! You will not need the jacket long. Remember that southwest wind talked about above? That helps to nudge afternoon highs back to the 70s, possible near 80° for some.
A wild day of weather with something waiting around the corner at any given point in the day. More details to get you ready before stepping out in the video above.