In some locations, it could have been more -- but where it fell, we ended up with some pretty decent totals. Of course, talking about rain from Monday -- and while computer models consistently portrayed 1" - 2' of the wet stuff fall on Monday, not all of us cashed in as much as we could have. Here are some of the totals from our Weather Watchers:
At the end of the day, rain is rain -- and we were thankful to have any bit of it.
Colder, Cloudy & Breezy
On the backside of our rainmaker from yesterday, cloud cover is holding tough across the Brazos Valley -- with even a few patches of drizzle still possible. Westerly winds will blow in at 10-20mph, with higher gusts upwards of 25mph not totally out of the question heading into the afternoon. (A west wind that is blowing in colder air from West Texas, over a shallow snow pack in places like Midland and Abilene no less). Highs will struggle to reach the mid 50s for most with wind chills feeling more like the low 50s by late afternoon.
Southwest winds return overnight as do clear skies. After a morning that will start with temperatures down in the mid to upper 30s, full sunshine will help highs rebound back into the mid to upper 70s on Wednesday. Get outside and take advantage of this beautiful day because changes are a'coming...
Canadian Air Returns
Don't get used to the mild weather this time around because when you walk out on Thursday, the first thing to go through your mind will probably be "well that didn't last long!" A strong, Canadian cold front will be diving down The Plains on Wednesday and into the Panhandle by Wednesday afternoon. Waking up Thursday morning, clouds, cold and a stiff northerly wind is back in place. Highs will be lucky to break 50° in a few locations -- but factor in that north wind and it will only feel like the 40s by the end of the day.