A storm system is forecast to move across Texas this weekend, and it is expected to cause the development of rain showers and scattered thunderstorms beginning Friday night.  The best chance for rain and storms is predicted to occur Saturday night through about midday Sunday. Although a strong storm or two will be possible, the thunderstorm activity should remain below severe threshold. The rain will end from west to east Sunday afternoon when drier air spreads in behind a Pacific cold front. Dry conditions are forecast Monday and Tuesday.

The latest rainfall forecasts have unfortunately trended down a bit as the best atmospheric lift develops well to the north of our region. National Weather Service forecasts call for widespread totals of between 0.25 and 0.5 inches, with a few isolated heavier totals.

NWS Rainfall Forecast for the Period 6 pm Wednesday through 6 pm Monday:

The outlook for next week calls for a slight chance for rain around Wednesday or Thursday, but no significant totals are not expected. Mild temperatures are forecast, with highs in the 70s and lows in the 40s and 50s.