Steady rain falling overnight was a welcome sight across the Brazos Valley overnight. Hard to find a spot in the area that didn't receive at least 1" of rain before the faucet was turned off early this morning. Throughout the day, twitter and email reports have been trickling into the weather center (see what I did there....a little rain humor for you) -- and here are the totals that our weather watchers are reporting from their backyards.
More Rain? On Christmas Eve???
Yep...that is what it is starting to look like. Our extended forecast models have been having problems pinning down the Christmas weekend forecast -- but it looks like things are starting to fall into line better and we can finally put more of a period on the forecast rather than a question mark. As our next upper level trough digs down the Rockies and swings across Texas on Saturday, our scattered rain chances will increase to a 40% chance. While it doesn't look like the solid shield of moderate to heavy rain like we saw overnight, it will make Christmas Eve cloudy and, from time to time, a light shower could pass by. Here is what our in house PinPoint model is predicting...including show out in West Texas:
With sunshine filling in behind last night's rainfall, we'll find the mid 60s for highs this Thursday afternoon. Don't get used to it...clouds are back in the forecast on Friday behind our next cold front as are the mid 50s that feel more like the upper 40s to low 50s due to a breezy north wind. Throw in that rain chance and overcast sky on Saturday and we'll most likely not even make it to 50° Christmas Eve. By the way, if you are heading to Grandma's house in the Panhandle for the holidays, don't expect daytime highs to climb above the freezing mark today or tomorrow.