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You got your garden through one night of frost -- don't let it slip tonight! One more shot at temperatures in the 30s Wednesday morning before we start working on warmer conditions for the Brazos Valley.

Latest on how long it'll take to get back to the April normals and how it will bring a rain chance back to the area is up:
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Monday Night Weather Blog is posted to KBTX.com -- 

After a soggy, raw, & unseasonable day across the Brazos Valley, we've got a few cold nights on deck.

We've been pestering you about protecting those new gardens and tender plants -- and now is the time to act.  Details on unseasonable (possibly record breaking) cold is up: 
A strong, unseasonable, April cold front blasted into the Brazos Valley Monday morning. After a soggy and blustery day, the area will settle in to temperatures roughly 25° below the seasonal average.
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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH is now in effect for ALL of the Brazos Valley until 5pm.

As of 10:45am, a cluster of thunderstorms are to the west of the area. As we head towards the late morning / early afternoon, any thunderstorms that drift through could bring a chance of large hail.

Latest look at Interactive PinPoint Radar can be found here: http://bit.ly/1jsoX0F
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Model: WRF -- "Future Radar"

Afternoon / early evening rain and thunderstorms will be possible across the Brazos Valley. A few storms could be on the strong / severe side -- main threat includes large hail and damaging winds. 

Storm window: Noon - 8pm
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Friday Evening Weather Blog is posted to KBTX.com -- 

Weekend plans are here! But...weekend rain chances are here as well. While the whole thing doesn't have a *potential* to be a washout -- part of it does.

Latest details are up:
Sunshine returned to the Brazos Valley Friday, in the wake of a passing cold front. Cloud cover is back overhead by Saturday morning, followed by a steady increase in rain and thunderstorm chances Sunday.
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One more very cold night for the Brazos Valley (running around 20° BELOW the seasonal average for this time of the year). We'll need to protect the gardens and sensitive plants one more time, before a warm up begins. How we'll get to those warmer conditions? Breezy south to southeast winds. Afternoon highs eventually head towards the upper 70s / low 80s as we head into the weekend. A few upper-level disturbances moving past will bring the rain chance back to Texas here and there -- some of which may have you hopping around your Easter Weekend Plans.
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Today was anything but a typical Spring day across the Brazos Valley. Soaking rains have pushed to the east of the area, skies are clearing...and we are looking for a very unseasonable cold night ahead.

Latest details on how low the thermometer may fall, and why you'll want to protect the plants and gardens for the next few days.
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Just getting back from a few days in South Padre for the National Tropical Weather Conference and walking into some big changes ahead.

A strong, unseasonable cold front is on the way Monday -- a few more showers / isolated thunderstorms could fire up across the Brazos Valley this evening / overnight / through mid-morning Monday.  While most activity is likely to not be severe, should a storm roll into tonight, it could contain gusty winds and hail (low chance).

ONCE THE COLD FRONT PASSES: Temperatures that start in the low 70s could drop to the mid / upper 50s before attempting to reach the low 60s by afternoon (accompanied by a brisk north wind).

GARDEN ALERT: While a freeze is not expected for most of the area -- mid / upper 30s TUESDAY and WEDNESDAY Morning are likely, along with a possible light frost.  Be sure to tend to those Spring Gardens.  

WIND CHILLS TUESDAY: While an actual freeze does not look likely -- a brisk north wind will have it feeling like the low 30s to start the day.
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Model: 3km TTU WRF -- "Future Radar" 

Sunday rain chance continues to look on track (60%).  Widespread rainfall becoming more scattered by afternoon.  Secondary push of light showers possible before sunset.
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A slew of activities outside this weekend, across the Brazos Valley -- and it looks like we'll be dodging rain for parts of it.

Spotty showers are possible Saturday afternoon....although no washout is anticipated.  Sunday....welp....that is another story.  Latest on your weekend plans is up: 
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Chief Meteorologist at KBTX in  Bryan / College Station, Texas. You'll find me posting about weather to keep you ahead of changes in the Brazos Valley -- but also Texas A&M University, changes in Social Media and the Andrioid Platform. FULL DISCLOSURE: I'm head over heels for Google products.

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