Author: Bill Alexander

Bill Alexander's Forecast

Clear Skies and Dry Air Allow for a Chilly Thursday Night

High pressure built into the Crossroads today following an early morning cold front, bringing low humidity, mild temperatures and flawlessly clear skies.  Those factors, along with light winds, will allow for optimum radiational cooling that will send temperatures into…

Bill Alexander's Forecast: Rain Coming to an End

Much of the Region Soaked by 1 to 1.5 inches of Rain

An upper level disturbance moving across the Lone Star State brought substantial rainfall to the Crossroads, with most locales garnering over an inch of precipitation.  The slow, soaking rain will prove beneficial to ground water supplies, since very little…

Cloudiness Increasing Late Today; Rain Overnight and through Wednesday

Periods of Significant Rain and a Few Thunderstorms Wednesday

A gusty southeast wind returned Gulf moisture to the Crossroads quickly this afternoon in advance of a vigorous upper level storm system.  Skies have become mostly cloudy while temperatures warmed into the 60s, and rain now in West Texas…

Heavy Rain Moving Offshore; Windy and Cooler Overnight

Mostly Cloudy and Cooler, Becoming Mostly Sunny on Sunday

Isolated coastal Crossroads locales received in excess of three inches of rain this afternoon, but the front causing the rain now is moving offshore.  The front's signals the last vestiges of rainfall for a few days, and initiates the…

Heavy Rain Pelting Coastal Counties this Afternoon

Flood Advisory in Effect for Parts of Refugio and Calhoun Counties Until 515 pm

Vert heavy rainfall ahead of a strong cold front continues to soak much of the Crossroads late this afternoon, and rain totals in excess of 3 inches already have been gauged.  A flood advisory is in effect for Calhoun…

Showers and Thunderstorms Pelting Crossroads Ahead of Cold Front

Significant Rainfall this Afternoon, Especially Coastal Areas

Abundant Gulf moisture that has been draped over the Crossroads for several days now finally has a decent cold front to lift it and generate plentiful rain.  Showers and thunderstorms have become numerous of the region in advance of…

Abundant Gulf Moisture and Unseasonable Warmth Linger over the Crossroads

Widespread Fog Overnight, Shower Chances Return Thursday

Deep layered Gulf moisture persists over the Golden Crescent late today, resulting in considerable cloudiness and coastal fog.  A south wind at 10 to 20 mph will push fog inland by early evening, becoming widespread and locally dense once…

Cloudy, Warm and Humid with Overnight Fog

Morning Warm Front Pushes Springlike Conditions Back into the Crossroads

Widespread dense overnight fog was lessened this morning with a warm frontal passage, pushing afternoon temperatures into the upper 70s while improving visibility.  Isolated showers persisted this afternoon but were fleeting and generated little meaningful precipitation.  Expect mostly cloudy…

Tornado Watch in effect until 4AM

A Tornado Watch is in effect for Wharton, Jackson, Matagorda, and Colorado counties until 4AM CST A Tornado Watch means ingredients are right and in place for long track tornadoes in the area.…

Showers and Storms this Evening, Clearing and Cooler by Daybreak

Potential for Severe Thunderstorms 8 pm til Midnight

A volatile spring-like weather scenario is threatening a significant outbreak of severe thunderstorms, including large hail, damaging wind and tornadoes, over most of east and northeast Texas this evening.  A the southern perimeter of this threat area, Crossroads residents…