He reported receiving 2.31 inches at the station for the 24-hour period ending on Thursday morning. The previous day (Wednesday), he totaled .92 of an inch and another .02 on Tuesday – for a total of 3.25 inches.
Most Bee Countians believe that this week’s steady rains have been a blessing, if not a drought-breaker.
However, the amounts have been scattered around the county.
Mike Huser at Bee Agricultural Co. said he’s heard reports of from two-tenths to about two inches near Beeville over the last few days. Yet, some folks only registered a trace; others in Live Oak and Goliad counties (to our west and east) have reported from four to nine inches.
“It’s too late for the crops, they’re done,” Huser said. “But it will provide some grass for the cattle.”
The National Weather Service indicated a 40 percent of more showers Friday, 20 percent Friday night, 40 percent Saturday and 30 percent that night.
In fact, rain chances are expected to continue over South Texas through the middle of next week.
On our website (mySouTex.com), a special weather report says, “A stalled frontal boundary over Central Texas will combine with this moisture and an upper level disturbance to produce scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms today (Thursday)...through this weekend.
“The upper low will only move slowly west through the middle of next week. As a result, the chances for showers and thunderstorms will remain in the forecast through the middle of next week... with the best chances for precipitation over the eastern portions of the region.
“By the beginning of next week, most areas of South Texas are expected to average between 1/2 and 1 1/2 inches of additional rainfall... with the highest averages expected over the northeastern Coastal Bend. By the middle of next week, much of the Coastal Bend and Victoria areas may receive an additional 2 to 4 inches of rain...and higher amounts of 6 inches or more possible.”
As rainfall continues, the recently dry soils will have a greater potential to become saturated, the bulletin added, and the concern for flooding will increase. As a result, flood watches may be required by early next week.
South Texas residents would have a difficult time imagining there would be concerns about flooding more than a week ago.