Reporting Jeff Ray
Filed underStorm Team Blog
In a year that had a dry Summer and Fall (most of Texas is in drought) the last day of 2012 looks exceedingly wet. A very good rain is ahead for Monday, amounts could end up over 1″ in many areas.
COLD NIGHT, BECOMING CLOUDY TOMORROW
Mostly clear skies will allow temperatures to drop down to the upper 20′s tonight. We’ll have highs hit around 50° for a high. Clouds will thicken as we move across late morning into afternoon. Rain will enter into north Texas by late evening.
GOOD RAINS AHEAD
Monday is going to provide some much needed rain for our water reserves and rancher ponds. The rain will start overnight and last most of the day. Temperatures will only get into the low 40′s…after starting around 40°. Rainfall amounts will surpass 1.5″ in some areas. There were some very generous rains on Christmas Day, this will be a second shot as we close the year.
The rain will be east of us by New Year’s Eve festivities as winds turn to the north and dry the roads out. It’ll be mostly cloudy and chilly; temperatures will still be in the upper 30′s around midnight.
ANOTHER WINTER EVENT AHEAD
We have rain in the forecast again on Wednesday late into Thursday. Right now there is much uncertainty on how cold it’ll be when the rain comes in; there could easily be snow in the mix. We’ll have to draw closer to the event to get a better idea. Right now we’ll include snow. It’ll stay cold; highs over the next 7 days we’ll stay in the 40′s and low 50′s: