12:30 PM CDT | December 13, 2017
A couple disturbances will rotate into the Plains this weekend, bringing good rain chances back to parts of Texas. Right now, the favored area for rain is across Eastern Texas with decreasing rain chances westward through the I-35 corridor. The best chance for rain and a few thunderstorms will be Saturday evening into Sunday morning. This is right on schedule. On December 8th, Texas Storm Watch mentioned in a post that the next piece(s) of energy should approach from the west around December 17th. How much rainfall could parts of East Texas get? The latest forecast from the National Weather Service shows over an inch is possible in far East Texas. Regarding severe weather, limited instability should preclude a severe threat with this round. The one exception may be near the Southeast Texas Coast where greater dew points and instability may reside. More upper-level energy will rotate across the Plains through Christmas week, and we are keeping a close eye on the trends. Check back on the blog and Facebook page for more updates!