MAN ALIVE! Great to see much needed, slow, soaking rain fall across most of the Brazos Valley over the past couple of days! Some folks won out big time, especially our northern counties, with rain falling starting Sunday afternoon and not letting up for a good 24 hours or more later. Here's a look at some of the official rain totals from airport reporting stations across the area:
Other rain totals being reported in from Weather Watchers across the Brazos Valley:
While it was great rain to make the lawns, gardens and crops happy -- it was only a minor ding in the grand scheme of the drought. Here's the stats on rainfall for the month of July vs. where we stand for the year as a whole:
More Rain on the Way? Sure....Why Not?!
Still sitting in a favorable pattern to find more of that needed rain here in the Brazos Valley -- and across much of Texas for that matter.
Our area of low pressure that brought the steady swath of rain on Monday has now moved into New Mexico to hang out for the day. That low will act like a magnet for moisture and rain to come swinging out of the Gulf of Mexico. Throw in daytime heating into the upper 80s to low 90s and we should see a 50% coverage of showers and thunderstorms this afternoon.
While storms are not anticipated to be severe, there could be some good, heavy downpours for pockets of the area. Storm motion will likely only be around 20mph to 25mph -- from the southeast to the northwest -- so any storm that can produce heavy rainfall will likely stick around your backyard for a bit as it slowly crawls by.
Keeping the Streak Alive
While each passing day will bring a slightly lower rain chance -- it won't be out of the forecast completely.
Different computer models suggest that we should see a handful of shower and isolated thunderstorm activity again on Wednesday -- 40% chance -- before our shot for the wet stuff comes down to a 20% possibility to round out the week.
While that rain chance may be on the low side, the promising outcome in this forecast is that the rain machine isn't shutting down completely. If you are in the right place at the right time, you may be able to get lucky and find passing showers and thunderstorms for a majority of the week.
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