Keep umbrellas handy; more rain in forecast

SAN ANTONIO – Though the rainfall was fairly sparse within the city of San Antonio, there was a heavy round of rain that fell in our western locations, where 1-2 inches of rain from Leakey down to Uvalde and westward toward Del Rio and Eagle Pass were fairly common. Maverick County received the brunt of the rainfall, where Doppler radar estimates 4-6 inches of rain fell within 24 hours.

All this activity is riding on the heels of an upper-level disturbance that is still out in the Desert Southwest and is providing an unstable atmosphere over Texas. Plenty of moisture as is streaming overhead due to this low, as evident with the overcast to mostly cloudy skies today, and temperatures are struggling to make it out of the middle to upper 70s.

Forecast calls for the showers to remain sparse and spread out this evening, especially out west. Friday night football looks to be in good shape, with temperatures falling back to the lower 70s to upper 60s under mostly cloudy skies.

As for the weekend, Saturday looks to be the driest day, with only a few isolated showers in the region under mostly cloudy skies, with highs in the upper 70s. By Sunday, the upper level low will begin to move east, toward Texas again, and will send another round of showers and storms our way.

Some of the storms may dump good amounts of rain, with 1-3 or more inches possible by early next week. For those who already have saturated grounds with recent rains, localized flooding will be possible. Though the rainfall will taper some on Monday, there is still a decent shot of scattered showers and storms to begin the work week before dropping to just isolated showers on Tuesday.

So, keep the umbrella handy, as this next shot of rainfall heads our way in the next 72 hours. Good news is that we can certainly use the rain and temperatures. Next week will be cooler than what we’ve seen, with highs in the mid-70s and lows in the upper 50s to lower 60s.