All eyes have been on Tropical Storm Alberto as it made landfall today. The tropical storm has caused damage in South Texas. The governor issued a disaster declaration for 51 counties in the southern half of the Lone Star State. As the rains pour down on parts of South Texas and Mexico, is there any way that this tropical storm could impact weather as far north as the Texas panhandle?

How Tropical Storm Alberto Is Affecting Weather In The Texas Panhandle

I came across an interesting post on Facebook from the National Weather Service in Amarillo about the recent rain we've had, and I saw an update from earlier today that said we could possibly see some effects from the tropical storm in the Texas panhandle.

According to their post, we could see some scattered rain showers in parts of the Texas panhandle. The interesting thing about it is that these showers could be from the "outer reaches" of Tropical Storm Alberto. That statement is incredible to me. The Lone Star State is huge and to think that a storm affecting South Texas and Mexico could reach up and sprinkle some rain on us is mind-blowing.

Don't Get Your Hopes Up For A Lot Of Rain In The Panhandle

The National Weather Service in Amarillo did put out an update, and it wasn't about the big rains heading our way. According to their update, it was just some light showers moving into the southern part of the panhandle.

Still, it's incredible to me that a tropical storm so far away could sprinkle a little rain way up here in the Texas panhandle.

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