Monday, November 1, 2010

Cooler and Wetter: We'll Take It

A cold front will move through East Texas overnight, bringing an end to the quick warm-up which occured on Monday.

Along the front, we will see some scattered strong storms rumble through East Texas.

The best news is that when the front moves through, the rain will not move out.

We will see a strong upper low move over Southeast Texas the next couple of days, keeping rain in the forecast. With the clouds and rain around, temperatures will struggle to make it out of the 60's over the next few days.

Our in house computer model suggests we could see 1-2" between now and Wednesday evening, with the highest rainfall amounts across our southern and eastern counties.

Notice that our western counties won't see as much, but even then, we could pick up 0.50" on average in these areas.

The best part about this rain event is that it will be drawn out over a couple of days. That means the moisture will be able to soak into the very dry ground soils. Considering we have a moderate to severe drought in place across the Piney Woods, this slow rain event is