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Is Tropical Storm Alberto Affecting Amarillo?  Watch For Rain

Is Tropical Storm Alberto Affecting Amarillo? Watch For Rain

Is Tropical Storm Alberto Affecting Amarillo?  Watch For Rain

All eyes were on Tropical Storm Alberto, which made landfall today. Tropical storm wreaks havoc in South Texas. The governor issued a disaster declaration for 51 counties in the southern half of the Lone Star State. As rain pours into parts of southern Texas and Mexico, is there any way this tropical storm could impact weather as far north as Texas?

How Tropical Storm Alberto is affecting the weather in the Texas Panhandle

I came across an interesting Facebook post from the National Weather Service in Amarillo about the recent rain we’ve had and saw an update earlier today that said we might see some tropical storm effects in the Texas Panhandle.

According to their post, we could see a few scattered rain showers in parts of Texas. The interesting thing is that these showers could be from the “outer reaches” of Tropical Storm Alberto. That statement is unbelievable to me. The Lone Star State is huge, and to think that a storm affecting South Texas and Mexico could come through and give us some rain is amazing.

Don’t get your hopes up for much rain in the Panhandle

The National Weather Service in Amarillo released an update, and it wasn’t about heavy rain heading our way. According to their update, it was just some light showers that moved into the southern part of the panel.

Still, it’s incredible to me that a tropical storm this far away could sprinkle some rain up here in the Texas Panhandle.

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