At least half our viewing area finally saw some long-lasting soaking rain. This time, compared to the few days, showers we're isolated. However, the heaviest rainfall amounts stayed east of I-45 with Liberty, Chambers and San Jacinto counties getting the lion's share of the rain. The third in a series of upper-level energy impulses drifted in from Louisiana and true to the saying - the third time was the charm. This final impulse was the strongest of the three, hence the more substantial rainfall.
However, it may be a long while before we see this kind of rain. There aren't any other impulses set to move in from Louisiana and the large high pressure ridge that's been steering them this way is expected to widen and flatten. That will effectively cut off the easterly flow. A few isolated showers may pop-up during the next few afternoons courtesy of the sea breeze, but nothing like what we saw today. Oddly enough, this is the second year in a row that rainfall and cooler temperatures occured on July 19.
Here's a look at some of the specific rainfall amounts that fell in our exclusive Weather Bug rain gauges: