Meanwhile, beneficial rains continue to fall across much of southern and central Texas thanks to Alex. The image below is of the New Braunfels, TX WSR-88D radar (KEWX), taken just a few moments ago. This image depicts the radar's estimate of rainfall totals across the region since yesterday:
The dark purple areas Southwest of Houston (KHGX) indicate rainfall estimates of 8-10 inches, while the brighter red and orange areas depict rainfall estimates of 3-6 inches. As you can see, widespread estimates of 2-4 inches are observed across much of the remainder of the region.
Texans know to be thankful for any amount of rain we receive during the summer months, but we could have some serious problems across portions of the southeast half of the state if another tropical system moves across the region as predicted by the ECMWF model forecast that I first spoke about. Time will tell....stay tuned!