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January 4, 2018

by troyk | on Jan 04, 2018 | Comments Off

Troy’s Audio Weather Webcast for Thursday / 04 January 2018….

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by troyk | on Jan 04, 2018 | Comments Off

Updated 915am CT – Thursday / 04 January 2018

… Clouds Coming and Going As Disturbances Pass …
… Warming Temperatures …

On the Weather Map…

On the surface map… a surface high pressure area extends from over central Texas east northeastward into the lower Mississippi Valley. As a result of this surface weather pattern, winds are easterly.

On the upper air map… a deep trough, or line, of upper air low pressure extends southeastward from Hudson bay across the eastern USA. A ridge, or line, of upper air high pressure extends north northwestward from northern Mexico through the western USA and the Pacific Northwest. A weak eastward moving low pressure disturbance is over the southwestern USA. As a result of the upper air weather pattern, the 30,000 foot winds over our local area are west northwesterly 90 to 100 mph.

What I am Seeing As I Look Ahead…

Another cold front has “backdoor”ed its way into Texas allowing a little cooler air to filter in from the northeast.

At the same time, the upper air low pressure disturbance to our west is expected to cross overhead later today through tonight with an increase in mid and high level clouds. Guidance suggests a few sprinkles may develop from the mid level cloud deck but the chance of rain at any given location is very slim.

Clouds will break again tomorrow into Saturday before low level moisture increases late Saturday into Saturday night with increased clouds, warmer temperatures and a slim chance of rain and rain showers develops over the area.

Another cold front will cross our region by late Sunday into Sunday night with drier and more stable air taking hold once again.

Sunshine and seasonal temperatures are expected for the first few days of next week with a warming trend expected mid week and beyond.

Have a good Thursday….
Meteorologist Troy Kimmel

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

Updated 845am CT.. Thursday / 04 January 2018

TODAY…. Becoming partly cloudy. High 53. East southeasterly wind 4 to 8 mph.

TONIGHT…. Partly to mostly cloudy with a few sprinkles. A 20% chance of rain at any given location; rainfall, where it occurs, will average trace amounts. Low 35. Light east southeasterly wind early becoming calm late.

FRIDAY…. Clouds decreasing in the morning. Becoming mostly sunny. High 57. Light wind becoming southerly 5 to 10 mph by mid and late afternoon.

FRIDAY NIGHT…. Partly cloudy. Low 39. Southerly wind 4 to 8 mph becoming calm late.

SATURDAY…. Partly cloudy. High 60. Light wind early becoming southeasterly at 5 to 10 mph by afternoon.

SATURDAY NIGHT…. Partly to mostly cloudy with a few sprinkles. A 20% chance of rain at any given location; rainfall, where it occurs, will average trace amounts. Low 49. South southeasterly wind 5 to 10 mph.

SUNDAY…. Partly to mostly cloudy with a few sprinkles. A 20% chance of rain at any given location; rainfall, where it occurs, will average trace amounts. High 66. South southeasterly wind 8 to 15 mph.

SUNDAY NIGHT…. Partly to mostly cloudy with a few sprinkles through 10pm as a cold front passes late. Decreasing clouds after midnight becoming mostly clear. A 20% chance of rain at any given location; rainfall, where it occurs, will average trace amounts. Low 45. Southerly wind 5 to 12 mph becoming north northwesterly 8 to 15 mph.

MONDAY…. Mostly sunny. High 62. North northwesterly wind 8 to 15 mph.

MONDAY NIGHT…. Mostly clear. Low 39. Light northerly wind.

TUESDAY…. Mostly sunny. High 62. Northeasterly wind 5 to 10 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT…. Mostly clear. Low 43. Light easterly wind.

WEDNESDAY…. Mostly sunny. High 68. South southeasterly wind 5 to 12 mph.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE / 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK
Valid Thursday / 11 January 2018 through Wednesday / 17 January 2018…
Temperature… Below Average
Precipitation… Below Average

AUSTIN SUNSET/SUNRISE TIMES…..
Sunrise this morning (04 January)………………………………….. 7:28 am
Sunset this evening (04 January)……………………………………. 5:44 pm
Sunrise tomorrow (05 January)………………………………………. 7:28 am
Sunset tomorrow (05 January)……………………………………….. 5:45 pm