12/7 – Rob’s “HEAVY RAIN WATCH” Friday Afternoon Forecast
The system to affect us through the weekend is developing along central Texas…with the threat for HEAVY RAINFALL Saturday. A very dynamic lifting process over a strong surface cold front will help enhance the lift of this very moist air. Basically, when the heavy rain sets in on Saturday, it will be efficient and will be rather rapid.
Thinking is still 1 to 3 inches widespread but there is no doubt that a few locations could get more than that.
Again, with this amount of rain in such little time, the normal flooding of low lying and poor drainage areas would occur but there is the possibility of some isolated locations that receive more rainfall in a short time could see more than nuisance flooding issues. The good thing here is that the system is not going to hang around. The heavy rainfall should be over locations for 2 to 4 hours. Rainfall will affect most locations through much of the day Saturday. High pressure will settle in again keeping the cool weather and the feel of the holidays around after this system moves through. The next system is still trying to be resolved but it should start to affect the area by the latter half of next week.