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Updated 915am CT – Thursday / 02 March 2017

… A Mix of Clouds and Sunshine through Late Week …
… Clouds Thicken with Rain Chances for the Weekend …
… Our Next Cold Front Due Next Tuesday …

On this Thursday… a surface high pressure area is over southeastern Oklahoma. The cold front, that passed through our local area early yesterday, stretches from northern Florida west southwestward through the Gulf of Mexico then well south of Brownsville. As a result, our surface winds across south central Texas are north northeasterly.

In the upper levels of the atmosphere.. a broad trough, or line, of upper air low pressure extends southward from Hudson Bay southward through the Mississippi Valley. Our upper level winds, at about 30,000 feet overhead, are westerly at around 100 mph.

Some mid and high level clouds continue across the area with cooler and drier conditions expected to continue through the end of the week.

In response to a passing upper air disturbance, a developing surface low pressure area, to our distant south along the weakening cold front, will move west to east with an overrunning pattern developing for the upcoming weekend. As a result, clouds and precipitation will spread northward through south Texas beginning Friday night and continuing through the weekend with most of the precipitation remaining to our south and southeast. Seven day rainfall, based on the latest NWS/Weather Prediction Center guidance, will average around 1/2 inch.

Precipitation will taper off by Sunday night through Monday as the upper level system passes. In its wake, another surface cold front will move into Texas by early Tuesday morning.

In the wake of the front, drier and a little cooler air will filter into the area for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Have a good Thursday….
Meteorologist Troy Kimmel

Contact me:
tkimmel@austin.utexas.edu
http://www.facebook.com/troykimmel

Updated 845am CT.. Thursday / 02 March 2017

TODAY…. Mostly sunny. High 67. Northeasterly wind 4 to 8 mph.

TONIGHT…. Mostly clear. Low 41. Northeasterly wind 4 to 8 mph.

FRIDAY…. Mostly sunny. High 69. Easterly wind 4 to 8 mph becoming southeasterly by afternoon.

FRIDAY NIGHT…. Increasing and thickening clouds. Low 50. Southeasterly wind 4 to 8 mph.

SATURDAY…. Mostly cloudy with scattered rain showers. A 40% chance of rain. Rainfall, where it occurs, will average 1/10th inch or less. High 68. Southeasterly wind 5 to 10 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT…. Mostly cloudy with scattered rain showers. A 40% chance of rain. Rainfall, where it occurs, will average 1/10th inch or less. Low 58. Southeasterly wind 5 to 10 mph.

SUNDAY…. Mostly cloudy with scattered rain showers. A 30% chance of rain. Rainfall, where it occurs, will average 1/10th inch or less. High 78. South southeasterly wind 5 to 12 mph.

SUNDAY NIGHT…. Mostly cloudy with scattered rain showers. A 30% chance of rain. Rainfall, where it occurs, will average 1/10th inch or less. Low 62. Southerly wind 5 to 12 mph.

MONDAY….Mostly cloudy with widely scattered rain showers and thunderstorms with an associated lightning risk. A 20% chance of rain. Rainfall, where it occurs, will average 1/4 inch or less. High 80. South southeasterly wind 5 to 12 mph.

MONDAY NIGHT…. Mostly cloudy with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms with an associated lightning risk as a cold front passes after midnight. A 30% chance of rain. Rainfall, where it occurs, will average 1/4 inch. Low 59. Southerly wind becoming more southwesterly by midnight before shifting northerly 5 to 12 mph after 2am.

TUESDAY…. Decreasing clouds early becoming mostly sunny. Less humid and a little cooler. High 71. Northerly wind 5 to 10 mph becoming more northeasterly in the afternoon.

TUESDAY NIGHT…. Partly cloudy. Low 52. Northeasterly wind 4 to 8 mph.

WEDNESDAY…. Partly cloudy. High 74. Light northeasterly wind becoming east southeasterly in the afternoon.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE / 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK
Valid Thursday / 09 March 2017 through Wednesday / 15 March 2017…
Temperature… Above Average
Precipitation… Above Average

AUSTIN SUNSET/SUNRISE TIMES…..
Sunrise this morning (02 Mar)……………………………………………. 6:56 am
Sunset this evening (02 Mar)……………………………………………… 6:31 pm
Sunrise tomorrow (03 Mar)………………………………………………… 6:55 am
Sunset tomorrow (03 Mar)…………………………………………………. 6:32 pm