Monsoon Not Done Yet
POSTED: Wednesday, September 9, 2009 - 11:09am
UPDATED: Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 3:29pm
We are quickly approaching the end of the Monsoon Season but rain chances remain in the forecast. Over the last few days we've picked up modest amounts of rain across the Borderland, including a much needed .26" inches yesterday evening at the El Paso International Airport. The current weather situation has a weak weather disturbance moving away from the region. In the meantime, mid-level high pressure currently controls our weather. However that high pressure system is a weak one, meaning it's not putting a sufficient cap on our atmosphere to stop occasional storms. In addition to this, moisture continues to seep into the area. This moisture will be activated over the next few days as the mid-level high pressure moves away from the region. Weak disturbances will rotate around said high pressure and help spark off storm chances each afternoon and evening into the weekend. This weekend a cool front will likely slide into the Borderland, keeping storms in the forecast. Beware of spotty heavy rain as low and middle level moisture keeps funneling into the area and storm motions remain slow and erratic. Any rain would be welcomed, since for the year we are running almost 2 inches below normal in the precipitation department.