T-Showers and Locally Heavy Rainfall?
POSTED: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 11:48pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - 11:48pm
As a meteorologist, I search the maps every day for what I call "triggers." Triggers are certain atmospheric features that could cause the rapid rising of air and thus produce showers and t-showers.
Sitting over northern Mexico Thursday is just such a "trigger." A large low pressure system is spinning counter-clockwise and will produce bands of energy. Since the RGV rarely has a lack of available moisture, we have the perfect combination for a day of showers and t-showers and the potential for some locally heavy rainfall.
This is good news because we are WAY BEHIND on our normal year-to-date rainfall amounts.
Here are the rain amounts as of midnight with the amount of rainfall that is normal this time of year:
Brownsville: 7.00 inches received, 11.04 in. normal
McAllen: 3.50 inches received, 10.04 in. normal
Harlingen: 5.17 inches received, 11.08 in. normal
So let's hope our chance of rain materializes! For my long range forecast, click here.. http://www.kveo.com/weather