Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Precious Liquid Water to Fall from the Sky

A cold front and dryline will interact with a warm and humid airmass to give the Piney Woods a good shot at rain and thunderstorms on Thursday.

We are already seeing some light to moderate showers across East Texas this afternoon, but our better rain chances will occur on Thursday.

Our computer models have been fairly consistent on developing showers and thunderstorms over East Texas over the next 24 to 36 hours.

Whenever we see consistency on our models over a span of two to three days, that usually indicates there is fairly high confidence in that particular event taking place.

Our Microcast computer model shows that many areas could receive anywhere from 0.50" to 2.0" of rain. Keep in mind that this does not mean the total you see for your neighborhood is what you will get. This is an average rainfall amount based on potential. It is possible some of you may not even get a quarter of an inch on Thursday, while your neighbor up the road gets over an inch, depending upon where the heavier rain cells and thunderstorms develop.

Nevertheless, this is something to get excited about as we should see some decent chances for rainfall we desperately need.

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