Days of rain ahead, cold front to follow next week

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — San Antonio and most of South-Central Texas could be looking at wet Halloween if current weather models hold up.

Mack Morris with the National Weather Service talked with KTSA about the next few days of changing weather.

“The biggest threat is heavy rainfall,” Morris says. “There will be some stuff over Hill Country and the 35 corridor it’s pretty scattered.”
Morris says Wednesday is when we will start seeing our best chance for rainfall.

“Locally there will be heavy rainfall with some spots picking up 1-to-2 inches of rain,” Morris predicts. “Especially over the Hill Country and the Edwards Plateau.”

Despite all the rainfall we are in for, Morris says it will barely put a dent in the drought.

“Every little bit of rain will help, but we have some significant deficits to make up for,” Morris says. “We are in a long term drought, so the rain will help things out in the short term.”

To really make a difference in bringing an end to the drought, more sustained rain conditions are needed.  “We need to continue getting rain events through the winter to catch up, even into Spring,” he points out. “It’s going to take some time.”

What we can expect in the short term is a cold front moving into the region next week.

“Folks around here might be interested in breaking out the winter coats next week,” Morris explains. “The cold front is expected to arrive some time late Sunday, early Monday.”

Temperatures will be cooler for Halloween, but at least the rain should not be much of a concern.  “As of right now we have things clearing out and drying out in time for trick-or-treating in the evening,” Morris predicts.

Morris emphasizes the weather will change as we push ahead into Fall.

“Monday daytime highs will be in the 50s, overnights in the mid 30s,” he says.

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