Beneficial Rain Crossing the Area

The CBS58 Weather Team has been advertising the midweek rain potential since Hurricane Patricia slammed the west coast of Mexico late Friday. Moisture from that tropical storm fed into another disturbance in the gulf coast bringing high rainfall amounts to parts of Texas, and has now pushed up north through the heart of the nation across our area.  Most of the steady rain came late yesterday and through early this morning. Here's a look at rainfall totals through the noon hour on Wednesday.

There are still some on and off showers that will be with us for the remainder of today. It's also turning quite a bit cooler back to the west. As this weather maker continues to pinwheel across the Midwest, colder air is wrapping into the back side of this storm.  There, you can see the rain has changed over to snow on Precision Doppler.

And so by now, you've likely heard about the chance for flakes and flurries here in our area. While that's true, I wouldn't get too worked up about it. Most of the flurries look to fly into the predawn hours of Thursday. Even though many of us will not catch of glimpse of this, we'll all feel the chill that follows. Look at those 30s by later this evening!

Certainly this set up would support a few flurries. But, let's move on from this, shall we?  I'm not one to end a story on a sad note. Let's talk about November. Long term models show a real nice warming trend with dry conditions and a good deal of sunshine. The first four days of next month call for temps in the low and mid 60s. We're updating our forecasts as new data comes in. And we've got you covered on air, on our web page and on the go with our CBS58 Weather App.

I'm meteorologist Rebecca Schuld

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