BRYAN, Texas — Temperatures starting out in the low-70s Thursday morning. A cold front will work its way into the northern zone by late-Thursday morning. The cold front will slowly advance south throughout the day on Thursday. This will keep temperatures in the upper-70s for the northern zone while the central & southern zone climb into the mid to upper-80s.
As the cold front moves south, showers & storms will develop along the cold front after the lunchtime hour across the central & southern zone. A few of these storms may become strong, possibly severe. The area that has the best chance for severe storms is the southern zone where a Level 3 risk is in place for Thursday afternoon. The main hazards are large hail, damaging winds and heavy rain, but an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.
All the attention shifts to the weekend after Thursday. A storm system will move east into Texas by late-Saturday. This will help pull-in an unstable airmass into the Brazos Valley, which will help support severe thunderstorms. There are many questions on the exact timing of this upper-level storm system, which will impact the timing of thunderstorms. At this time, it appears severe storms will be possible late-Saturday into early-Sunday. It is possible thunderstorm timing may need to be adjusted over time as the picture becomes clearer. It appears all modes of severe weather are possible.
Temperatures will fall below normal values for the first-half of next week.