Rainfall Returns 8/26/13
Monday Weather Update
Greg Morgan – Chief Meteorologist
Very little change is expected in today’s weather. Just like the last few days, isolated showers and thunderstorms will develop in the afternoon hours. Temperatures will climb into the lower to mid 90’s for all but the mountains and a few locations in southeast New Mexico, where highs will only reach the 80’s.
A ridge of high pressure anchored northeast of the area will continue to keep dry conditions in place for the northern half of Texas. However, a tropical wave of energy moving northwest from the Gulf of Mexico will continue to produce rainfall over the southern half of Texas, including a few locations in our viewing area.
Rain chances will start near the I-20 corridor and increase south toward I-10. The best chance of rain today will be over the Lower Trans Pecos and the Stockton Plateau. There will be a few very isolated storms over the Permian Basin.
It appears that the tropical wave mentioned above will continue to drift NW into the area through Tuesday. As a result, rain chances will slowly increase through Tuesday. Rain chances will continue into Tuesday night. As the upper level disturbance moves to the northwest, rain chances will taper off from southeast to northwest.
With less moisture and more sunshine, temperatures will climb steadily through the late part of the week. Expect highs in the mid to upper 90’s Wednesday through the weekend.