Saturday’s showers and Sandy’s successor?

November 4th, 2012 at 9:45 am by under Weather

LCRA rain totals from the last 24 hours (Courtesy LCRA)

Isolated storms rolled through some parts of central Texas on Saturday as an upper-level disturbance interacted with daytime heating and Gulf moisture. And while the rain gauges at Camp Mabry and ABIA remained empty, some folks were a bit luckier. Here are a few selected rain totals from the past 24 hours, courtesy of the LCRA:

Colorado River above La Grange – 1.14″

Llano River at Llano – 0.61″

Lake Fayette at Fayette Power Plant – 0.50″

Today will feature plenty of sunshine, with just a 10% chance of late-day shower or thunderstorm.

Switching gears, just as KXAN Meteorologist Mark Monstrola warned us in Friday’s weather blog post, it appears that areas in the Northeast that were hard-hit by Hurricane Sandy could be in line for another storm Wednesday into Thursday.

This storm is not of the tropical variety – but instead, a Nor’Easter. Coastal areas from Maryland to Massachusetts can expect a 12-hour period of 40-45 mph winds and heavy rain overnight Wednesday into Thursday morning.

The European and GFS weather computer models’ forecast for the position of the possible Nor’Easter (Courtesy: Jeff Masters’ Wunderblog)

It is important to note that even though this Nor’Easter will likely bring some damage to the area, storm surge amounts and wind speeds will be nowhere near as bad as those brought by Hurricane Sandy.

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