Rain forecast and tropical update

Posted at 5:45 PM, Jul 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 18:45:14-04

Our weather pattern will keep a chance of rain in our forecast for the next several days. Plus, while the Atlantic tropical season has been quiet for weeks, it’s finally showing signs of life.

Friday’s forecast

Another area of low pressure will bring more rain throughout the day on Friday. It currently looks like some rain will develop during the morning, potentially affecting the morning commute. We’ll then continue to see some scattered showers throughout the afternoon with the daytime heating. Some sun will still shine on our day, but it’ll disappear a few times when showers pass over. Highs will be in the upper 80s to near 90 degrees thanks to the rain in the area.

Saturday and Sunday

While Friday’s area of low pressure moves on, our weather pattern will still support rainfall even over the weekend. Saturday and Sunday both look to offer scattered showers throughout the day. As has been the case, our atmosphere will be loaded with moisture, meaning that any rain that falls will be heavy.
Don’t expect a total washout for the weekend, but you’ll probably have some time indoors as occasional showers and storms pass by.

Tropical update

The Atlantic hurricane season went through a relatively quiet June, but with July has come the second named storm of the season—Beryl. As of Thursday night, this storm was only a tropical storm with 50 mph winds. The amazing thing about this storm is its size—it’s extremely tiny. While being tiny will help it to gather strength, potentially up to hurricane strength, it will also be part of its demise. High wind shear will start impacting the storm as it moves closer to the Caribbean, which will disrupt the tiny circulation. This should kill off the storm by the end of the weekend, meaning that there is no threat to Texas or the U.S. from Beryl. It may however bring some rain showers to the Caribbean islands by early next week, but this will be the only real impact from the storm.