Rainfall wrap-up, Mother’s Day forecast

May 11th, 2013 at 11:35 am by under Weather

An upper-level trough digging over the southwestern U.S. began sending disturbances our way Thursday afternoon, and did not cease until late Friday night.

Several rounds of severe weather and heavy rainfall brought central Texas much-needed relief from an otherwise mainly dry month of May.

48-hour rainfall totals (Thursday AM - Saturday AM) from the LCRA Hydromet network.

48-hour rainfall totals (Thursday AM – Saturday AM) from the LCRA Hydromet network.

Rainfall totals in the metro area approached 3 1/2″ in some areas by Friday night as the continued heavy rains caused flooding of several low-water crossings in the area.

That upper-level trough has now become cut-off from the main jet stream flow, sinking even deeper south into northern Mexico. This re-routing of the jet stream will steer the storms into south Texas over the next several days instead of here in central Texas.

That means that our Mother’s Day weekend is looking fantastic. Enjoy!

5-11 Wkend Forecast

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