The weather has taken a turn toward cloudier and rainier conditions across West Texas over the past couple of days.
Now it is getting chillier by the minute. At 11AM on Tuesday it was 52 degrees outside the studio at KTXS. Abilene has missed out on the larger rainfall tallies recently but has seen some precipitation nonetheless.
At the six fire stations here in Abilene since Sunday evening, we have seen amounts ranging from .20" to as high as .53" of rainfall across the city. None of this rain has come in heavy downpours and rather was accumulated through sporadic showers.
A new batch of rainfall has moved into West Central Texas this morning. Just very light showers have been seen in the Abilene area thus far. We do expect a showery afternoon on Tuesday and we are looking for rainfall rates to increase for a period locally.
Areas toward the south have seen some heavy rainfall during the middle and latter part of Tuesday morning. Brownwood has picked up over an inch of rain in a very short period and it continues to come down. Brownwood was placed under a Flash flood warning as a result. San Angelo has also seen healthy amounts of rain this morning with tallies closing in on an inch.
Flash flood watches are in effect for Tom Green, Concho, and McCulloch counties until 7AM Wednesday morning. The heaviest and most prolonged rainfall looks to occur across our southern counties lasting into at least Wednesday morning.