Well, Governor Perry prayed for rain, and it looks as if his prayers will be answered, at least for some parts of Texas. According to a weather report this morning from Accuweather, “Rain, Humidity to help put out Texas fires” by Alex Sosnowski, the weather pattern we’ve been stuck in for so long is changing, and we’ll at last begin to get some rain that will help put out some of the fires. The winds should die down, and the humidity should increase as well.
The one downside to all of this is the possibility for severe weather thrown into the mix when the warm, moist air from the Gulf of Mexico meets that dryer air from the north.
Areas of west-central Texas on to the east should have a chance of rain every day for a while as this new weather pattern sets up, but New Mexico, the Oklahoma panhandle, and western Texas will get left out, according to this forecaster. Northeast Texas, meanwhile, along with states in the mid-south need to be prepared for some pretty dicey weather.
So, we have to be prepared to take the bad with the good. At least the chance of rain is good news. I think I’ll write to the governor and ask him to pray for lower gas prices next. It can’t hurt.