Reporting Jeff Ray
Filed underStorm Team Blog
The weather over the last couple of days has been nothing short of spectacular. It’ll be another fine day today, we’ll have more in cloud cover but we’ll again enjoy low humidity and not much in wind.
SMALL, SMALL RAIN CHANCES TO OUR WEST
Through out the last few days we’ve been talking about the a storm hitting the west coast. South of that storm an upper air disturbance is headed our way from the desert southwest. The clouds will thicken up a little by afternoon.
This system is going to bring a very small rain chance to our western counties by late afternoon and evening:
Yet another weak system will move over us on Monday, bringing small rain chances late in day and evening:
With both events the rain chances for the metro area barely reaches 20 percent. South winds will increase on Monday and be out of the south/southeast all the way to Thanksgiving. This will push highs in the low 70′s with overnight lows in the 50′s.
A LITTLE RAIN POSSIBLE FOR THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND
The next BEST chance of rain will be at the end of the week when cold front comes through north Texas. It doesn’t look like a significant rain maker (at least at this point). We’ll keep the rain chances at only 20% for Friday or Saturday. It’ll likely be more in clouds than rain.
It has been a very dry fall. Since September 1st we’ve only recorded about 2.8″ of rain at DFW. This has produced a deficit of -5.61″ inches of rain for the season. Lake levels are low and getting lower. Benbrook Lake on the Clear Fork is nine feet below pool, Bridgeport Lake on the West Fork is almost 15 feet below pool.
Not much relief is on the way, the 2-week outlook from the Climate Predication Center forecasts dry conditions for the Lone Star State. It appears we’ll be ending 2012 on a dry note. Just last year (2011) we suffered the most severe one-year drought on record in Texas.