While Spring is blooming, wildflowers & bluebonnets are popping up all across the Brazos Valley, and you're probably running the lawn mower a bit more over the past couple of week -- drought is still a very real thing for not only the area, but most of the State of Texas. In fact, here's last week's official US Drought Monitor:
Moderate to Extreme Drought span the Brazos Valley, with the worst of the conditions around Washington and Austin Counties.
A Much Needed Drink of Water
If you checked in on the blog last week, we talked about an upper-level low that we started tracking off the Western Coast of Alaska around Monday / Tuesday and then finally well off of the Coast of California by Friday.
That weather maker is finally moving inland over California today and will move across the Western US as an open trough of low pressure. As it moves into Texas it will bring all the necessary ingredients for what looks like a solid rain event for not only our area but much of Texas as well. Ample moisture, plenty of atmospheric lift, a splitting jet stream and a slow moving cold frontal boundary for moisture values to pool up against.
Here's the early morning output from our In-House Pinpoint Forecast Computer Model. Updated images have been uploaded as of 1pm Monday afternoon:
Grab an Umbrella
Here's the morning thinking on the outlook for the next couple of days. While it won't be raining the entire time -- it does look like scattered showers and thunderstorms will be capable to start up Tuesday evening and last through late Wednesday / very early Thursday. Might want to find that rain gear if you'll have to be out and about!