Still a Chance for Substantial Rain Next Few Days
The tropical wave / disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico is slowly crawling out of the open waters and toward land around the Coastal Bend of Texas / Corpus Christi area. While timing and exact timing is tough to nail down (because of the lack of definition / ragged nature of this system) the Brazos Valley still falls in an area that has the potential for substantial rainfall over the next 48 to 72 hours.
Overnight hours bring the chance of scattered areas of rain -- with the most likely chance falling in the southern half of the area. Tuesday looks to bring up a widespread chance of rain & storms at times once again. In fact, this may be the best chance we have that could amount to an inch or more of rainfall. The National Weather Service has the area outlined in a Marginal to Slight Risk for excessive rainfall Tuesday. As this low meanders around South Texas, that could lead to more rounds of rain & storms Wednesday -- most of the area is outlined in that Slight Risk once again. Bottom line: while the past few days have been lackluster when it comes to rain -- keep the umbrella close. More is possible / expected through mid-to-late week before we start to dry the forecast out.
Monday Night: Showers and storms possible (40%) overnight otherwise mostly cloudy. Low: 73. Wind: E 5-10 mph.
Tuesday:Mostly cloudy with a 70% chance of rain and thunderstorms throughout the day. High: 84. Wind: SE 10-15 mph.
Tuesday Night: Cloudy with a 40% chance of rain and thunderstorms Low: 73. Wind: SE 5-10 mph.
Wednesday: Cloudy with a 60% chance of rain and thunderstorms. High: 87. Wind: SSE 10-15 mph.
-- Chief Meteorologist Shel Winkley