Good morning. After the good amounts of precipitation the area received Thursday and Friday (most areas received 1 to 3 inches), I wanted to reset expectations for the remainder of the “wet” period which will last through Monday . We probably don’t expect any significant flooding, but it should be another wet and dreary day. Matt and I also wanted to take the opportunity this morning to thank the veterans who have served our country. Veterans Day may be the only day we say it, but we value our freedom every day of the year.
Finally, I wanted to remind readers that we have just launched our annual fundraiser, which will last for a limited time only. You can visit our store to purchase items or simply make a donation. Thanks for the huge response so far!
Saturday and Sunday during the day
The radar is calm this morning and, given the latest trends, I more or less expect that to continue for the rest of the day. Coastal areas, such as Galveston and Brazoria counties, will likely experience intermittent, light to moderate showers. So the chance of rain in areas inside Interstate 10 is probably 20% or less, with about 40% for areas closer to water. High temperatures Saturday will reach around 60 degrees. Expect today’s lows to fall into the mid 50s. Sunday will likely see similar precipitation coverage, but highs are expected to reach the mid 60s.
Sunday evening and Monday
Rain chances will increase Sunday evening through Monday as a low pressure system moves into the region. There’s not a lot of consistency in the models here, but some evidence suggests that some areas – again, most likely along or south of Interstate 10 – could see significant accumulations. Widespread rain totals may be around 1 to 2 inches, but some locations may reach 3 to 5 inches by Tuesday morning. The bottom line is that you should plan for a rainy Monday, especially closer to the coast. How disruptive could this be? It is impossible to say with certainty. We are just beginning to enter the realm of high-resolution models, so we should be able to refine this prediction soon. We will have an update on Sunday, if necessary.
Rain chances start to diminish on Tuesday and we will start to see some sunshine on Wednesday. Highs are expected to remain in the 60s or 70s next week, with nights generally in the 50s.