Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Does this look familiar?

For the second week in a row, we have seen more clouds and less sun. We've also seen tropical downpours move through East Texas, dumping heavy amounts of rain.

Last week it was due to Alex, and all the moisture wrapping around that broad hurricane.

This week, we have the same song, just a different verse.

The tropical rain showers we have experienced over the past couple of days has come from a tropical low over Louisiana and an upper low over the lower Texas coast.

There is also a tropical wave that could develop into a depression or tropical storm by Thursday. That area of low pressure is shown in the image above, approaching northern Mexico and South Texas.

Regardless if that wave develops or not, we will still see plenty of moisture thrown in our direction, which will provide us with another round of heavy downpours.

With the above normal rainfall in the past week, we have been able to put a dent in our rainfall deficit. Just a week and a half ago, we had a deficit of -8.75". That deficit has been trimmed to -4.78", nearly erasing half of it.