11:30 AM CDT | September 21, 2017
This is the post that most of Texas has been waiting to see. Wetter weather is expected across the state as we wrap up September. There is good agreement among the weather models that the trough will finally kick eastward into the Central United States next week. This will bring better rain chances and cooler temperatures to the state! Back on September 7th, Texas Storm Watch began mentioning the pattern change that would bring increasing rain chances and at least slightly cooler temperatures during the last 8-10 days of the month. Initially, the trough did not make it as far east as we thought due to the lingering summer ridge. The recurring cycle theory, however, suggested that the trough would eventually push eastward and bring good rain chances to the state, as it had in past cycles. This looks like another win for the recurring cycle theory as confidence is increasing that central and eastern portions of the state will see wetter weather next week. Take a look at this latest graphic from the National Weather Service in Fort Worth.
Locally Heavy Rainfall and a few Strong Storms appear possible during this time-frame, but details are still being ironed out. In a few days, we should have a much better idea of what to expect and which areas stand to see the best rain chances next week. Then, we will see how the next weather pattern begins to set up in early October. This next weather pattern will continue to unfold into mid or late November. What happens over the next several weeks will give us insight into what we can expect this winter and next spring. We have some exciting things to watch!