It's been a fairly pleasant Saturday so far with some passing showers and very comfortable temperatures. So far, it looks like the high temperature in Midland will go into the books at either 82 or 83. Overall, a pretty nice day to hang inside and watch college football, but if you had to be out and about, it wasn't too hot!
We're currently tracking some showers and thunderstorms that have developed out to our west. Unfortunately, while this rain is much needed, locally heavy rain could lead to some flooding issues over the next 12 hours or so. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for Reeves, Brewster, Presidio, and Jeff Davis Counties, as well as portions of southeastern Culberson County and southwestern Reeves County. Some areas could see over two inches of rainfall by the time the sun comes up tomorrow. Please be very careful out on the roads, and report any flooding to local law enforcement. Flash flooding can be deadly, so remember: turn around, don't drown!
Thankfully, tomorrow afternoon will be drier with only a few scattered thunderstorms possible, mainly to the south and east of Midland and Odessa. Afternoon highs will still be dampened a bit due to some lingering clouds, with mid to upper 80s expected across the Basin. Overall, a great way to end the weekend.
Storm chances will linger, but be isolated over the next few days. Our next system to watch will dig south into California and Arizona and eventually move east by the end of the week. There's a bit of uncertainty if this system will bring more thundershowers, or if it will leave us dry and windy. We'll of course keep you posted as we get closer!