More Rain for Texoma: May 12

The rain machine fires up again for Monday.

Things seem to be moistening up as we move into late spring with another opportunity for some heavy rainfall coming Monday (and possibly into Tuesday morning).

An unseasonably deep mid-level trough will help to push a strong mid-May cold front southward where it will “plow” into a very moist atmosphere over Texoma. The frontal surface will lift this air, promoting the production of clouds and rain. 

Meanwhile, the trough itself provides lift so as the axis of the system approaches:

I expect significant rain and thunderstorm areas to develop. 

As with the May 8 event amounts may vary over quite a range, but once again I expect a fair number of us to receive an inch or more of rain. Some areas in the eastern half of Texoma get perhaps two to three inches. Here’s the HPC map posted Friday evening: 

It remains to be seen how much of this rainfall will get into the Lake Texoma watershed, but at least we’re putting some nice dents in the soil moisture drought. 

Take Care,

Steve LaNore

Chief Meteorologist

News 12 / Weather Authority



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