Morning briefing from Jeff:
Upper level high pressure trying to gain a foothold over the region and shut off the rainfall that has plagued the area for nearly the entire month of May.
The period from March 1st to May 31st has been the wettest Spring ever for the City of Houston with 26.61 inches in comparison this is more rainfall in a 3 month period than the entire drought year of 2011 (24.57in)!
So areas of Harris County Fort Bend Counties received over 20.0 inches of rainfall in the month of May alone.
Upper level flow is out of the north and northwest with a dry air mass in place so not expecting any rainfall today. Will have to keep an eye on potential MCS activity to our north on Tuesday as model soundings are a bit more unstable, but think any activity will likely remain north of the region.
Moisture level increase mid to late week, but so does the upper level ridging expanding out of MX. This should keep rain chances low until possibly late in the weekend.
San Jacinto River:
River is falling back within banks this morning and will continue to fall.
River is above flood stage at Richmond and Rosharon and appears to be at crest. Impacts continue across Fort Bend and Brazoria Counties and the river will only slowly fall over the next 48 hours.
River remain in major flood at Liberty and this is likely to continue for the next several days as upstream flood waves move downstream. Many homes and subdivisions will remain cut off.
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