Wet Weather Ahead for Much of the State

NWS WGRFC Widespread Significant Rainfall (04/23/2019)

As reported yesterday, all eyes are on the next weather system making its way through much of the State of Texas. The most severe weather continues to be focused on North and Central Texas; however, we are along the boundary between Slight and Marginal Risk.

NWS Houston/Galveston Hazardous Weather Outlook (04/23/2019)
NWS SPC Risk Categories

The biggest threats of this system is hail and damaging winds with the potential of isolated tornadoes. That being said, we are continuing to see the amount and location of rainfall shift. These changes over the past couple of days are showing the potential of a fairly significant rainmaker in portions of the State.

The areas upstream of Waco have already began to see some rainfall, but overall the upper Brazos River Watershed could see widespread 3 to 4 inches with areas receiving as much as 6+ inches through Thursday. With the majority of the upstream reservoirs full, we will wait and see how much rain actually falls and what impacts it could have in the lower portions of the watershed.

Here in Fort Bend County the current forecasts are showing the potential for 1 to 2 inches of rainfall with the possibility of isolated areas seeing higher amounts.

PivotalWeather.com Rainfall 120-Hour Precipitation Forecast (04/28/2019 7:00 AM) 

We will provide updates as impacts to the watershed are more defined but, as always, we encourage everyone to follow their favorite weather sources for more real-time information as this system develops.


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