Possible Heavy Rain Thursday & Friday
POSTED: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 - 10:43am
UPDATED: Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 2:28pm
Microcast Showing Rain Thursday
Upper level High Pressure is giving us another sunny start to the day. However stormy weather is on the way as a slow moving upper level Low Pressure rolls toward us tonight. A cool front sparked off storms northeast of the Borderland this morning. Both systems will move toward us today and bring on some good rains for our region. Scattered storms will fire off tonight across the region as both storm systems move toward us. Rain chances will be best on tomorrow as numerous showers and storms move into the region. Some storms could be stronger and might produce heavy rains. Flooding will be a threat on Thursday with some spotty severe weather also possible. Scattered storms into Friday as well before our upper level low pressure system moves away over the weekend. The National Weather service has been tracking this storm for the last few days and put out a special weather statement this morning about the developing weather situation. Here is a portion of that statement: Showers and thunderstorms will increase across southern New Mexico and western Texas this afternoon and tonight with scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms expected Thursday through Friday. A few storms may produce locally heavy rains, hail, and strong winds. Rainfall amounts may exceed 2 inches over isolated locations resulting in flooding... especially over low lying areas and along streams and arroyos. We are in need of rain as portions of the Borderland are running up to a couple inches behind in the precipitation department. Monsoon season is nearing the end, meaning our chance for widespread rains grow dimmer for the rest of the year. Expect just spotty storms for the weekend and into next week with temps warming back into the mid to upper 80s.