Rain in Tyler's forecast

Published on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 21:18 - Written by Faith Harper, fharper@tylerpaper.com


The summer cold front that dropped the temperature about 10 degrees on Tuesday will make its way back later this week in the form of rainfall.

KYTX CBS19 Chief Meteorologist John Adams said a jet stream of cool air, by summer standards, dipped further south than normal, creating cooler temperatures Tuesday, which had a high of 89.

He said that same front continued south through deep East Texas, where it would become stationary and then move back in this evening as a warm front.

Davyon Hill, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Shreveport, Louisiana, said the rain would likely hit the Tyler area late tonight or very early Thursday morning with a 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. The high is expected to be 91 with a lot of 71, he said.

Thursday holds a 60 percent chance of heavy precipitation during the day and a 70 percent chance at night, Hill said. The high is anticipated to be 87 and the low 73.

There is an 80 percent chance of rain before 1 p.m. on Friday and another 30 percent chance of rain in the evening, Hill said. Temperatures will range from a high of 84 to a low of 73.

All in all, Tyler could see between 2 and 4 inches this week.

As of Tuesday afternoon, Tyler was 4.38 inches below the average rainfall for this time of year, and the rain will help bridge the gap. Tyler received 21.31 inches of rain since January, below its normal of 25.79 inches.

The wet weather is anticipated to clear out by Saturday, and temperatures are expected to return to the normal summertime pattern with highs in the mid-90s and lows in the upper 70s.