Jan 22, 2024 - News

⛈️ A hopeful forecast

2023 precipitation anomalies
Data: NOAA; Map: Erin Davis/Axios Visuals

Texas was officially pretty dry last year.

What's happening: Much of Texas deviated from our average precipitation.

  • West Texas and parts of the Hill Country, in particular, received much less rain than average in 2023.

Why it matters: No one likes an extended drought. It's harmful to our agriculture, wildlife and river recreation, to name a few.

By the numbers: Bexar County had about 7 fewer inches of rain than normal in 2023, per drought.gov.

What's next: We're looking forward to some rain this week.

  • San Antonio is forecast to see rain today through Wednesday, with precipitation chances ranging from 50% to 80%.
  • Thunderstorms are also possible.

Zoom in: San Antonio could see up to 3 inches of rain by today, per the National Weather Service.

The bottom line: Get out your umbrella and hope for the best.

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