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Lots of rain expected for this weekend and next week

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MIDLAND, Texas — Happy Friday everyone, we didn't see a whole lot of rain across the basin yesterday but some of the areas west especially the Davis mountain saw a fairly good amount. We managed to stay below 90 degrees topping out at only 88 degrees thanks to the front that passed through yesterday morning and increased cloud cover. Today will all around be a pretty similar day to yesterday although our rain chances will be a little lower.

Credit: KWES

We have a 30% chance of rain in Midland, but those chances are greater the further west you go with the Davis Mountains having a 40% chance. We will fall into the lower 70s overnight and Saturday looks to be the best day for this weekend as we see rain chances increasing Saturday night into Sunday.

In fact, Saturday morning looks to be the only part of our weekend that will be somewhat dry. There will be a low pushing off from the Rockies into the Texas Panhandle throughout the day Saturday bringing with it instability and plenty of moisture. Saturday Night this low will drag a slow-moving front through our area which will bring widespread showers and thunderstorms across the Permian Basin. Rain chances will continue through though the day on Sunday and into next week. 

Over the next 7 days we will see anywhere from 1-4 inches with isolated higher totals possible. Models are also showing that parts of central and east Texas could see upwards of 10 inches of rain over the next week! Along with all this rainfall our highs will stay well below average over the next 9 days with tomorrow being our only day above 90 degrees.

Credit: KWES

 

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