As mentioned in our blog yesterday, we’ll be drying out this week as a ridge of high pressure moves in and parks over the state this week.  While we won’t be completely rain/storm-free, it will significantly reduce the chances of rain for a majority of the state and allow us to recover from our recent historical flood event. Parts of the panhandle and west Texas may see some chance for precip this afternoon and evening as storms fire up across eastern New Mexico and drift across the state lines.  A few of the storms could become strong with some gusty winds and small hail, but there’s no widespread severe threat expected across these areas today.  This will also continue to be the pattern for several days this week as upper level impulses ride along the western periphery of the ridge…a very “summer-like” pattern across the area.

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Deep South Texas and along the coast will also see a continued threat of rain enhanced along the daily seabreeze front.  Most of the development will be scattered but could produce heavy downpours which will lead to localized flooding threats.

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Temps will be warmer out west today as southerly surface winds return, cooler in the central and northeastern portions of the state as north winds remain.  Fortunately this week, evaporation from all the recent rain will help keep temps from jumping too high, but it will be quite muggy for some time to come.

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Here’s a look at the amount of rain we’ve received over the past 30 days.  It will be nice to have a break from it this week, but this sure has been a Blessing as most of the state is now officially out of drought.

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