The rain is almost over, sunny Friday

Posted at 7:40 AM, Jun 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-21 08:40:06-04

We’ve gone from drought to deluge across the Coastal Bend over the past several days as multiple rounds of rain have brought high rainfall totals to the region causing widespread flooding. However, it’s almost over.

Thursday: Rain ending

Since Monday, the overnight and early morning hours have brought large flare-ups of heavy rain to the region. Thursday morning certainly didn’t break that trend. While the rain was not as widespread or heavy, flooding was still a problem due to the saturated ground.

The bad news—any additional rainfall will have a high likelihood of causing flooding. The good news – the end of the rain is near. The low pressure system that is responsible for the last few days of rain is finally moving. By lunchtime, it will be far enough away to have substantially decreased the rainfall in the area, and by afternoon, the radar screen should become much quieter with only a few isolated showers to our south and west.

High temperatures are likely to get a little warmer than they have the last few days since the rain is expected to be finished before the afternoon heating. That said, a lot of clouds will be in the area which should keep us in the 80s.

Friday: Is that…sunshine?

While we may see a few morning clouds to start our Friday, as we progress throughout the day, we should get a good glimpse of some sunshine. As a result, highs will top 90 degrees and the humidity will bring the heat index to over 100 degrees. But the best news is – no more rain. We’re in for a well-deserved break.

The weekend

The sun will continue through the weekend, but the breeze will pick up significantly on Saturday lasting through the start of next week. Highs will be in the 90s with heat index values still over 100 degrees.