Rain Continues Across West Texas 1/9/13
Wednesday Morning Weather Update
Greg Morgan – Chief Meteorologist
Light to moderate rainfall has continued to move into the area this morning. The upper level low pressure system responsible for the rain is located in northern Mexico, just south of the Big Bend. This storm has been almost stationary the past 8 hours. However, a slow push to the north is expected with this storm. As the storm itself gets closer to the region, the overall intensity of the rain will increase for most locations. The most favored area for rain will be the eastern and southeastern Permian Basin. 1-3” of rain will be possible across the eastern row of counties into the Concho Valley and Western Low Rolling Plains. Totals closer to 1” are possible in the central Permian Basin.
Temperatures above 4500 feet will support snow in the Davis Mountains, where 3” has already fallen near the McDonald observatory.
Warmer conditions are expected tomorrow and Friday.
Another cold front will move into the area this weekend. This will knock high temperatures down into the 30’s and 40’s by late in the weekend into early next week.