Friday, October 17th outlook (click to enlarge) Weekend, October 18-19 outlook (click to enlarge)
Wet Week, Dry Weekend
Good Rain Near the Coast Giving Way to Sunshine

Wet weather indeed returned to portions of the Lower Rio Grande Valley and Deep South Texas, concentrating most of the thicker clouds and precipitation near the coast, from eastern Brooks and eastern Hidalgo out to South Padre Island (below). While the cool front had passed late Thursday, leaving temperatures in the mid to upper 60s during the late afternoon, continuing southerly flow well above the surface, and the expected passage of one more impulse of energy, will likely keep occasional light to moderate rains going into Friday morning and perhaps afternoon in Cameron County and over the nearshore Gulf waters, with some light rain or drizzle farther north and west, mainly during the morning. Thereafter, continued overcast skies will hold temperatures in the 70s across the entire area, though some peeks of late afternoon sunshine are possible across the northern tier between Zapata and Hebbronville.

Sunshine and Low Humidity for the Weekend
The last of the upper disturbances will be followed by deep layer north to northwest flow of much drier air, which will bring clearing skies Friday night with perhaps some patchy fog in low lying rural areas by early Saturday. Saturday through Sunday look to be fantastic autumn weather, with light northeast winds and low humidity, with comfortable evenings. A great time to enjoy the outdoors!

Estimated and Measured Rainfall so far, October 12-16, 2008
Estimated Rainfall for the Period October 12 through 16, 2008, for Deep South Texas and Lower RGV
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