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Tracking heavy rainfall

By Mark Rowlett, mrowlett@ktxs.com
Published On: Jan 08 2013 10:58:48 PM CST
KTXS Chief Meteorologist, Mark Rowlett

ABILENE, Texas -

An upper level low pressure system is slowly moving north through our region.  It should continue to create large areas of rain with embedded thundershowers that move north through our region.

This wet pattern is forecast to last into Wednesday night.  Some locations - especially in the Heartland - could receive three inches of rain before this rain maker moves out Thursday morning.  Most locations are likely to pick up at least an inch of rainfall.

Street drainage problems and flooding of low water crossings are our major concerns.  Heavier thundershowers will produce some cloud to ground lightning.  However, severe thunderstorms are not expected.

Temperatures should hold in the 40s overnight Tuesday and for the daylight hours Wednesday.  Middle to upper 30s are expected for Wednesday night / Thursday morning.

Look for clearing skies Thursday with highs near 50.  Friday should be our warm day with sunny skies and highs in the upper 60s.  We are tracking cold front that should bring back colder temperatures for the weekend and early next week.