Storms continue to roll across SE Texas, primarily west of I-45 moving southwest around 25mph. Rainfall totals have topped out anywhere between 0.25-1.50″ with frequent lightning strikes. This evening we will see a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Expect mostly cloudy conditions, with lows in the mid-70s.
Tuesday will be similar to Monday! Temperatures will reach the mid-90s with scattered shower and thunderstorm chances.
Low pressure in the Gulf:
An area of low pressure in the Gulf will move toward Corpus Christi this week. There is a 20% chance this becomes a tropical system by Thursday. This low will determine how much rain we get this week and where we get the heaviest rain. Right now, it appears late Tuesday into Wednesday may be our best shot of some good soaking rain.
Rain today & later this week:
Rain amounts range from a tenth of an inch to more than an inch of rain along our coastline today. If the low stays over water today through Wednesday, most of us will get most of our rain Thursday and Friday. Of course if the low tracks a little farther north this will greatly change the forecast. Below are some general ideas on how much rain we’ll get today and this week.
The triple digits are gone for now with an increased rain chance. Temperatures heat up a little this 4th of July weekend.
Tracking the Tropics:
There is an 90% chance for tropical development in the next five days in the Atlantic. The long-range models have this moving almost directly east to west headed toward Central America.
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