Pattern Change

I know it has been quite some time since I last updated my blog. We got into a pattern of warm and dry weather in west Texas and I figured I didn't want to sound like a broken record. I am going to make an effort to update my blog and you, the readers, weekly. Obviously when the weather is more active, there will be more updates. The good news is that we are heading to the Autumn season. This time of year the jet stream will make its way down from the northern United States, which brings cooler and wetter weather to Texas. We have already started to see the temperature drop over the last week. We won't be seeing the major temperature changes until mid-October. But at least this is a start.

A cold front is going to be making its way into the northern counties by this afternoon and evening. Ahead of it, it's obviously moist. We have had the muggy conditions for several days. There just hasn't be much to help bring the rain. There were two storms that tried to hang on west of Lubbock on Wednesday, but they did not last long. This front will bring in more widespread showers and storms tonight/early tomorrow morning. Coverage after sunset will be 40% through 5:00 am Friday. So the bulk of the day Friday will see dry air and a mix of clouds and sunshine.

There is plenty of moisture in place, so anyone that does see rain this evening and tonight will have the potential to see some heavy rain and street flooding. The good news is that when the heaviest rain is falling, most of us will be home, or will be asleep. Not may will be out on the roads. The photo above is the high resolution forecast for tonight at 7:00 pm. It's showing most of the storms to our north, which is looking to be the case. There will be some leftover standing water for the morning commute Friday, so just keep that in mind.