A warmer than normal January is leading to a rainy start to February. We need all the rain we can get heading into Spring after the last couple of dry years. Latest quantitative rainfall amounts are ranging from 2" near shore to .75" inland over the next 24 hours. Currently the latest reliable models indicate moisture converging near shore. This would pool the highest rainfall totals between the Galveston and Matagorda bay areas through this evening. Upper level disturbance moves past southeast Texas by Thursday morning, taking most of the rain with it.
Southerly branch of the jet stream stays active all week. Next chance of rainfall isn't too far off with a slow moving cold front approaching the southeast Texas area late in the weekend. The front lingers over the area through Monday with the potential for more measurable rain through the start of the new week.
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