The area of low pressure which has brought us so much rain the past several days has picked up some speed and is now centered over the Wichita Falls area. Most of the remaining rain expected with this system will be across eastern Texas and the central to southeastern coastal areas this morning and afternoon. Some scattered rain and thunderstorms are possible on the backside of the low later today. Best chances will reside across north central and central Texas, with some slight chances across central and west central Texas along any outflow boundaries left by the previous round of showers. But by tomorrow, it looks like most of the rain will have moved east into Louisiana which will allow us to dry out a little bit. None of the forecast models have performed very well with this system…which is to be expected given the fact that it became cut off from the main jetstream flow. That said, chances for rain will remain across the eastern half of the state for another couple of days, but overall we’re not expecting additional significant rainfall from this system after today.
Highs today…hot out west…cooler further east with lingering cloud cover and rain expected. Ovenight…not bad with temps ranging from the upper 50′s in the panhandle to low 70′s along the coast. Cloud cover across the eastern half of the state is expected to linger over the next several days due to the proximity of the low. Sunny skies are expected across the western half of the state once morning fog burns off.
Another trough of low pressure is expected to approach the state by the weekend. Right now it does not appear to be another significant rain or weather producer, but hopefully it will be able to squeeze out a few more rounds of rain for our western regions. We’ll keep an eye on it and keep you up to day with the latest!