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Rain increases Wednesday with remnants of Willa

Posted: 4:41 PM, Oct 22, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-22 18:33:03-04

We’ve maintained our cloud coverage here in South Texas due to copious amounts of moisture staying nearby.  A weak front and associated low pressure off in the Gulf has ignited rains offshore and moisture pumping in over Mexico from the Pacific associated with Hurricane Willa have resulted in showers out to our west and northwest.

Hurricane Willa has been downgraded to a dangerous Category 4 hurricane just off the coast of Puerto Vallarta.  Landfall may occur by tomorrow afternoon before the remnants shoot to the northeast right towards South Texas and increase the potential for some heavy rain in our forecast on Wednesday.  Some locations could see 1-3 inches of rain.  Though, amounts of will vary widely.  There are a few forecast models that only drop on average about a quarter of an inch in some spotty locations.

Once the moisture with Willa moves offshore into the Gulf, a weak front will wrap behind it and begin to sweep all the clouds out slowly beginning on Thursday.  Look for temperatures to begin to warm up going into the end of the week with mainly sunny skies.  This weekend looks fantastic with sunshine and seasonal temperatures in the low 80s for highs.

Summary:

Tonight: Overcast, cool with some lt. showers/drizzle…Low: 58 Winds: N10-15 MPH

Tuesday: Mainly cloudy with pockets of lt. showers & drizzle…High: 66 Winds: NNE 10-20 MPH

Wednesday: Remnants of Willa increase potential for heavy rain, localized flooding…High: 70 Winds: NNW 7-14 MPH

Thursday: Clearing taking place, sun peeking through broken clouds… High: 70 Winds: NNW 10-20 MPH

Friday: Mainly sunny skies and milder…High: 75 Winds: ENE 5-10 MPH

Saturday: Sunny, nice & warm…High: 83 Winds: WSE 5-10 MPH

Sunday: Abundant sunshine and seasonal…High: 82 Winds: ENE 7-14 MPH

6WEATHER Day Planner for Tuesday 10/23/18.
6WEATHER Day Planner for Tuesday 10/23/18.