Scattered Rain Monday -- Monitoring for Possible Storms
Moisture sloshing around the Brazos Valley will continue to make for an interesting 24-48 hours. After a drier, cooler feel to Sunday, Gulf of Mexico air makes a return overnight and Monday. A quick passing disturbance will push scattered rain and a few non-severe rumbles of thunder across the area through early evening, otherwise, generally expect a quiet night. Overcast skies and a mild start to the day, lows only fall to the low / mid 60s for much of the area. Monday's highs will be dependent on how well showers organize throughout the day. As of now, we expect thermometers to point to the upper 70s by the afternoon. Should a rainy picture play out, that could hold temperatures more to the low and mid-70s.
Eyes are on the radar Monday, but it may be more cautionary than anything else. The Storm Prediction Center has placed most of the area under a MARGIAL (1/5) Risk for isolated strong/severe storms between 7am Monday and 7am Tuesday. As of now, it looks like bigger rain and rumbles should generally remain north of the Brazos Valley through the day tomorrow -- although an isolated thunderstorm cannot & will not be ruled out through the afternoon hours. By evening and overnight, the next cold front to reach us slides through from north to south. If it can overcome factors working against storm development, a bit of thunder and perhaps gusty wind is not ruled out along and ahead of that cold front. Timing looks to fall between 1am (north) and 5am (south) Tuesday morning. Clearing skies and lower humidity filter in Tuesday in the wake of that front.
Sunday Night: Mainly cloudy with a 30% chance for rain. Low: 64. Wind: E 5-10 mph.
Monday: Mainly cloudy with a 60% chance for rain and isolated thunderstorms. High: 78. Wind: SE 5-15 mph.
Monday Night: Cloudy with a 50% chance for rain and thunderstorms. Low: 59. Wind: W 10-15 mph.
Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High: 79. Wind: BBW 10-20 mph.
-- Chief Meteorologist Shel Winkley