It was wet for Thanksgiving and we have more rain heading into the weekend

It was a wet and damp Thanksgiving all over central Texas. Mother Nature has given us the perfect weather to stay indoors and eat lots of delicious food. Waco Regional Airport received over 2 inches of rain on Thursday. Thanksgiving 2022 is now the wettest Thanksgiving ever, beating the old record of 1.24″ set on Thanksgiving in 1958.

Numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms have occurred as a cold front moved south through the state today. So far as of 5 p.m. Thursday, we’ve seen rain totals ranging from 0.25″ to 2″+ in central Texas. More rounds of rain are expected to sweep through the Lone Star State through the holiday weekend. Forecast models are bringing another inch to 2.5 inches of rain to central Texas Friday through Saturday.

Not much cold air gets in from behind the front, so temperatures have stayed in the 60’s all day. Skies remain cloudy and light rain could be a possibility as we move towards Friday. Strong north/northeast winds are picking up behind the front and temperatures drop back into the 50s during the night hours.

Friday is still looking wet and a bit cooler. A few showers remain possible throughout the day. It won’t rain all day, but if you’re heading out to shop on Black Friday, make sure you have your rain gear with you. Temperatures will struggle to warm up throughout the day as clouds and some rain remain persistent. Most of us just seem to be warming up for the afternoon in the 50’s.

The cold front brought us the first round of rain on Thanksgiving. The second element that continues to keep central Texas in a favorable position for more rain is an upper low that is drawing to the west of us. A few showers and isolated thunderstorms remain possible on Friday. The next best time to see another widespread bout of heavy rain appears to be Friday night into Saturday morning. We should see the rain end from the southwest to the northeast throughout the day on Saturday. We may see some late-day sunshine as drier air moves in from the west and pushes out rain and clouds, but temperatures remain cool for Saturday and appear to be warming to around 60C for the afternoon by the mid-50s.

Sunday brings more sunshine with temperatures climbing into the low 60’s! A slight warming trend continues Monday through Tuesday. We expect the warmest temperatures we’ve seen since November 10 on Tuesday, with highs reaching into the mid-70s, but a cold front will break into central Texas late Tuesday, bringing our temperatures back to the 50s drop Thursday. This front may bring a few showers and storms, but the better odds appear to be forming to our south and east.

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