Intermittent storms are expected to net 2 to 3 inches of rain through the weekend and into early next week.
Unlike storms in late September, the weekend rain does not pose a significant risk of flash flooding, said National Weather Service meteorologist Juan Hernandez.
According to Hernandez, moisture from Tropical Storm Sergio, currently over the Pacific Ocean, is to blame in part for the impending rain.
“We’re going to see [Friday] a couple of showers, but the real rain due to Sergio isn’t until Saturday here,” Hernandez said. “Other than that, it won’t really do much; it’s just going to be a continued rain chance on Saturday as it traverses North Texas, basically.”
Sergio is predicted to arrive in Baja California early Friday morning, and hit the bulk of Mexico later that evening. Mexico had tropical storm warnings for Baja California, “but for us here in Texas, it looks like it’s going to be a rain event: a couple rounds of rain on Saturday,” Hernandez said.
“The mountains are going to completely disintegrate all the low level winds that are associated with a tropical storm,” he said.
Rain is coming to Texas at a time when drought conditions are drastically improving across the state, leaving Denton County in a welcome drought-free period.
Along with the rain, Hernandez predicts a cold front to hit on Sunday, ushering in more seasonally appropriate weather. Temperatures are expected to hover in the 40s Monday with a predicted low of 42 and a high of 49. Temperatures are expected to rise into the upper 50s and mid 60s on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Denton residents can expect temperatures to remain in mid 60s for the latter half of next week.
As rain continues to fall across the area, the risk for an increase in mosquito populations remains possible, according to Denton County health officials.