First Warning Weather
Rain Chances Continue
A weather system called a mesoscale convective vortex was responsible for the heavy rainfall we received today. The New Braunfels airport received 2.71 inches in one hour. A mesoscale convective vortex is a low pressure center that is located within a larger system called a mesoscale convective system. It was clearly visible in radar imagery today as it was pulling winds into a circling pattern. These systems can continue for up to 12 hours after its parent MCS has broken up. The leftover MCV can then be the trigger mechanism for another thunderstorm outbreak. So, we are looking at chances of rain again tomorrow with this system and with another upper level disturbance that will move across the region. High pressure aloft will become stronger on Sunday cutting off rain chances. The high will begin to move off to the east Tuesday into Wednesday as the next big west coast storm system moves into the Central Plains. This will bring our next chance of rain to the area on Thursday.
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Friday, May 24 2013, 16:47 PM CDT