January 2, 2007 2 Comments
Good Tuesday Afternoon and Happy New Year! I want to thank Michael and Robert for holding down the fort over the past week while I enjoyed some time with the family. The first thing I checked on in the weather center today was our final rain total for 2006. If you recall, the summer brought a lack of rain and one main reason was a less active hurricane season. Our final 2006 total was 50.84,” which is 6.40” below average. What this tells me is that we made up a lot of ground over the past couple of months in the rainfall department. The latest weekend rain event brought a good soaking to the area, and while things are nice today look for more rain to arrive late tomorrow.
Right now the temperatures are on the cool side, with readings in the 50s. The sky is currently mostly clear, but clouds will arrive starting around lunchtime tomorrow. This will be in response to an upper level storm digging southward back over Texas. This will help to pull lots of moisture northward into our state and this will bring the rapid increase in clouds tomorrow afternoon. Highs tomorrow will be near the 60-degree mark and tomorrow night, after the precipitation starts, temperatures will drop to near 50-degrees. Rain will be likely on Thursday and we could have a few thunderstorms, especially south where the air will be warmer. Highs on Thursday will be near 70-degrees.
Friday the rain will be departing very early so much of the day will be cool and dry. The sky will gradually become partly cloudy to mostly clear into Friday night. Highs will be in the mid 60s, with lows in the 40s. A southwest flow aloft will bring more clouds on Saturday and a passing shower can’t be ruled out Saturday afternoon. This will be in response to another southern tracking low-pressure system that will bring a good chance of rain for Sunday. Be sure to join us tonight at five, six, and ten for a detailed breakdown of our local weather forecast!
Updated By: Chief Meteorologist Wes Wyatt
(Graphic: HPC Five Day Precipitation Total Forecast)