NWS: Wet Weekend Appears on Horizon

January 13, 2017

MIDLAND — Rain chances as high as 70-percent remain in this weekend’s forecast for the Seminole community, as a complex weather system makes its way into the southwestern region.

According to forecast models from the National Weather Service, the storm system will cross the Texas South Plains late this weekend, bringing with it the potential of up to 2-inches of rain fall in some portions of the South Plains and Permian Basin.

“Cold air initially will bring a threat of light ice into the early weekend,” said NWS officials on their regional websites.  ” Then, an abundance of moisture will lead to large rainfall totals late in the weekend, and even a threat of strong to severe thunderstorms; large hail will be the greatest threat. Temperatures will remain in the 30s and 40s.”

Highs on Friday are expected to be in the low 40s, as the cold front passed through the region earlier in the overnight hours. Rain chances in the Seminole community were expected to be near 30-percent.

Precipitation chances ramp up on Saturday, as a 60-percent chance of showers is possible during the daytime hours, with a high near 43-degrees. Those rain chances increase to 80-percent on Sunday, with a high near 55-degrees.

Seminole Detailed Forecast

Today
A chance of rain before noon, then a chance of showers after noon. Cloudy, with a high near 41. East wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tonight
A 50 percent chance of rain. Cloudy, with a low around 34. East wind around 10 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
 
Saturday
Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a high near 43. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Cloudy, with a low around 40. East wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
 
Sunday
Showers and thunderstorms. High near 55. East wind 10 to 15 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Sunday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers. Partly cloudy, with a low around 35.
 
M.L.King Day
Mostly sunny, with a high near 57.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 32.
 
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 54.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 33.
 
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 58.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 39.
 
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 64.
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