The rain moved through today as expected and of course, its snarling traffic for the afternoon commute. It's also meant quite a lot of rain south of I-10. Anywhere from 1"-2" was common for a good chunk of Wharton, Fort Bend, Brazoria, Matagorda and Galveston counties. That's a nice change from the dry spell we've had since September.
The rain was sparked by a cool front that is bringing cooler weather to part of Texas already.
However, it will only be a brief respite from the balmy, warm weather we've seen. In fact, I expect near 80° weather to return by the weekend. After that, there are signs that an arctic blast will head our way by late Monday of next week.
TONIGHT: Showers and thunderstorms tapering off before midnight. Turning cooler with temperatures by morning in the mid 50s. Winds out of the northwest at 8-15 mph.
WEDNESDAY: Early clouds give way to sunnier skies by afternoon. Not as warm with temperatures in the low to mid 70s. North winds 5-10.
THURSDAY: After a crisp morning with temperatures in the low 50s, milder weather returns by the afternoon with highs in the mid to upper 70s under mostly sunny skies. Southeast winds 5-10 mph.