Weekend Rainfall DIscussion: July 14-15

Last weekend saw Texomans dodging some big pockets of heavy rainfall, several inches worth in some cases. Once again, we’re facing scattered storms this weekend, although the amounts should generally be lower than what we saw last Saturday and Sunday.

A weak upper trough (blue “X” on the map) and a surface front will team up with a fair amount of moisture and daytime heating to kick off some thunderstorms. The overall severe threat will be low and the tornado threat will be extremely low, as wind shear will be almost nonexistent; however a few strong wind gusts are possible in the heaviest storm cores.

Total rainfall will generally be an inch or less, not posing a serious flood concern.

Take Care,
Steve LaNore
Chief Meteorologist
News 12 / KXII-TV