New Year’s Eve Day: Cool and sunny today, chilly as we ring in 2020; Heavy rain threat to come

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StormTracker Forecast…Clear and cold this morning which will lead to a sunny and a seasonal day. Highs will top out in the upper 50s to around 60 once again. Be sure to dress warm tonight as we’re looking at a chilly evening with temperatures falling into the lower 40s by midnight. Mainly clear skies to start the evening and becoming partly cloudy overnight. Morning temperatures will be in the upper 30s to lower 40s.

A bit more cloud cover on New Year’s Day. A few spotty showers will be possible during the afternoon and evening. Rain chances ramp up late Wednesday night all ahead of our next rainmaker.

An area of low pressure and a deep surge of tropical moisture will lead to a heavy rain threat starting Wednesday night/Thursday morning through early Friday morning. The exact duration of this event is still a bit unknown, but plan on waves of moderate to heavy rain for at least 12-24 hours, which may lead to some flooding in low-lying areas and flood-prone areas. We are not expecting any major flooding issues, but canals, creeks, and even bayous may see some minor issues. Widespread rainfall totals may be around 1-3″ with locally higher amounts exceeding 4″. The exact path of the heaviest rain swaths are still unknown at this time. Isolated severe storms will also be possible, but the threat remains low for now. Thursday will be a weather aware day. All in all, heavy rain looks to be the main threat. Stay tuned as we fine-tune the details.

Another front swings in, which will help clear us out and dry us out in time for the first weekend of 2020. Showers early on Friday morning, but we clear out by the afternoon. Mostly sunny and dry this weekend with highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s.

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