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Gulf moisture promises possible scattered showers this weekend

By BY J.R. ORTEGA - JRORTEGA@VICAD.COM
Sept. 16, 2011 at 4:16 a.m.


Victoria had a not so frequent visitor Friday.

About .37 inches of rain, as recorded at Victoria Regional Airport, fell during the noon hour, said Lara Keys, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Corpus Christi.

The rain was spawned by some Gulf moisture moving into the area over the weekend.

Saturday holds a 30 percent chance of rain during the early afternoon, while Sunday is expected to have a 20 percent chance.

The chance of rain drops off on both Saturday and Sunday night.

The overcast skies and cool rain Friday managed to drop temperatures into the low 70s, which still was not cool enough to break any daytime temperature record, Keys said.

The record daytime low for Sept. 16 was 55 degrees in 1955, Keys said.

The area may not see a strong rain shower like it did Friday, but the chance is definitely there, Keys said.

The area is still in drought conditions.

"Maybe it won't rain quite to that extent," she said. "(The showers) were quite isolated."

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