According to the National Weather Service, Wharton County is forecast to receive three to six inches of rain in the next 48 – 72 hours and see temperatures dip into the high 40s.
The forecast for Wednesday, Dec. 30 paints chances of showers and thunderstorms.
“Showers and possibly a thunderstorm is forecast after 1 p.m,” said Wharton County Office of Emergency Management Coordinator Andy Kirkland in a weather update. “The high will be near 77º and the day will be breezy, with a south wind of 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph; chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.”
For the evening of Wednesday, Dec. 30, the area is forecast to see temperatures as low as 59º, with showers and possibly, a thunderstorm. Southeast winds from 5 – 10 mph, becoming northeast winds. Chance of precipitation is 90%, bringing forecasted rainfall amounts between one – two inches.
Forecast for New Year’s Eve into Monday, Jan. 4 are:
For New Year’s Eve: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 3 p.m. Then, a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. High near 66º. Breezy, with an east wind, 10 – 15 mph becoming west 15 – 20 mph in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between one – two inches.
Thursday, Dec. 31 Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 39. West wind 10 – 15 mph.
New Year’s Day: Sunny, with a high near 60º and a west wind 5 – 10 mph.
Friday, Jan. 1 Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 40º.
Saturday, Jan. 2: Sunny, with a high near 58º.
Saturday, Jan. 2 Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 38º.
Sunday, Jan. 3: Sunny, with a high near 63º.
Sunday, Jan. 3 Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 45º.
Monday, Jan. 4: Sunny, with a high near 70º.