A dose of dust and round of rain for the RGV


Moisture will continue to pour into our atmosphere acting as fuel for rain and thunderstorms the next few days. Energy, first from the north early Wednesday, then from the south will help to spark that fuel into widely scattered rain, some thunderstorms, and potential downpours for days.

This event should give us the chance for rain Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday; up to a 60 percent chance.

Rainfall totals Valley-wide are forecast to add up to more than an inch for the lower Valley, between half an inch and one inch mid to upper Valley, and just a bit less out west. But those numbers are broad brush strokes, with any slow moving thunderstorm isolated areas could see 3 inches of rain or more.

Anywhere a productive storm cell drops a downpour could see localized street flooding in this three day period so be on the lookout for the ponding of water on the roads, and worse, full-on street flooding.

The cloud of Saharan dust moving toward Depp South Texas is nudging its way in day by day and is expected to peak Thursday and Friday leaving air quality downright unhealthy. If you have respiratory issues you are urged to limit your outdoor activity later this week. There is no telling how the interaction of rain and dust will impact its severity.

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