First Alert: Widespread rain may provide significant early week drought relief

First Alert: Widespread rain may provide significant early week drought relief
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The forecast remains pleasant – chilly mornings, seasonable afternoons - and dry through Sunday morning.

At the same time, an area of low pressure is producing significant valley rain and mountain snow across the Desert Southwest and Intermountain West.

This same storm system continues marches eastward through Saturday evening; producing isolated severe weather across portions of Texas. Locally, a few 'preview' showers are possible later Sunday afternoon and evening. Any rain that falls the second-half of Sunday will be relatively light and isolated in coverage.

Widespread rain and isolated thunderstorms arrive Monday and periodic rain sticks around through midday Tuesday.

Monday and Tuesday are First Alert Weather Days – rain may slow commutes and have you altering outdoor plans. However, there is a huge positive to this rain event! If rain is as substantial and widespread as data indicates, a significant dent will be put into the ongoing severe drought.

Rain Totals
Rain Totals

Unless the low-pressure system tracks significantly to our north, severe weather is not expected.

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The WTOC Weather Team will be posting video updates regarding our next rain chance in the WTOC Weather App, in addition to information on TV and at wtoc.com

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