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Rain moves in late tomorrow: Wet work week coming!

While Saturday was spectacular, Sunday brings the start of some soggy days ahead

Rainy ten day forecast
Rainy ten day forecast (KPRC)
Sunday afternoon
Sunday afternoon

We’ll cool down just a bit tonight but not as cold as it’s been the past few mornings, overnight, partly cloudy and cool with lows in the mid to upper 50s.

Tomorrow, the clouds return and isolated showers will start in the morning with on and off showers to follow by Sunday evening into Monday. Warm again tomorrow, albeit more clouds, with highs back in the low 70s. Showers will likely stream in from the coast, we’re not expecting anything too heavy but you may be dodging showers by the afternoon.

Monday kicks off a fairly wet and unsettled work week with a potential for heavy rain and strong storms late in the afternoon. A vigorous cold front will slowly move through the state, stall near the coast, leaving rain chances in play for the next three days with highs in the low 70s.

Warm moist air collides with front for increased rain chances Monday
Warm moist air collides with front for increased rain chances Monday (KPRC)

By Monday plenty of Gulf moisture will be in the region and along a front that will basically stall out and meander from south to north and back again the next couple of days which means our rain chances will be going up as we experience moderate to heavy rainfall for some parts of our region.

Total Rainfall This Week
Total Rainfall This Week

Through Wednesday, estimated rainfall amounts range from 1 to a bit more than 3 inches, depending on the locality. This estimate may be underdone and amounts in isolated spots could be higher. The good news is the area has been very dry through much of the winter (and certainly for this past month of January) so the ground can handle a decent amount of rain, as long as it doesn’t come all at once. Some storms could be on the strong side which could lead to some minor street flooding in spots but nothing widespread is expected.

10-Day Forecast
10-Day Forecast

The result is a ten day forecast that has plenty of rain for the start of the week along with warmer than normal temperatures until mid week. The rain should be out of here by Thursday in time for a dry but cool Valentine’s day and one half of next weekend.


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