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February 8, 2018

by troyk | on Feb 08, 2018 | Comments Off

Troy’s Audio Weather Webcast for Thursday / 08 February 2018….

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by troyk | on Feb 08, 2018 | Comments Off

Updated 915am CT – Thursday / 08 February 2018

… Clouds Break Today …
… Rain Chances Return Late Tonight Through the Weekend …
… Cold Front Due Late Tomorrow and Again Tuesday Night …

On the Weather Map…

On the surface map… surface high pressure, in the wake of a cold front over the Gulf of Mexico, is located to our northeast over Arkansas and the middle Mississippi Valley. As a result of this surface weather pattern, our surface winds are northerly.

On the upper air map… a broad trough, or line, of low pressure extends from Hudson Bay over much of the USA. An upper air high pressure area is along and offshore of the California coast. As a result of the upper air weather pattern, the 30,000 foot winds over our local area are westerly at 50 to 60 mph.

What I am Seeing As I Look Ahead…

A little break in the clouds today into tonight with a warming trend.

Another series of upper level disturbances and a surface cold front will approach the area by late tonight into tomorrow with clouds and increasing/thickening clouds and higher rain chances appearing as early as tomorrow. Precipitation amounts, during this period, will average 1/10th inch or less.

In the wake of another cold front on Saturday afternoon, clouds and rain chances will persist Saturday night into Sunday and through the first half of next week as another overrunning pattern develops in advance of yet another upper air low pressure disturbance early next week. After a bit of a warm up on Saturday, cooler temperatures will be apparent for Sunday into the new week before a warming trend kicks in again Monday into Monday night.

Another surface cold front will move through the area by Tuesday night as the upper air low pressure disturbance moves eastward through the area. In the wake of the front and upper air disturbance, it looks like clouds will linger along with slim rain chances for the middle part of next week.

Have a good Thursday..
Meteorologist Troy Kimmel

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Updated 845am CT… Thursday / 08 February 2018

TODAY…. Mostly sunny. High 60. North northeasterly wind 4 to 8 mph becoming more easterly in the afternoon.

TONIGHT…. Increasing and thickening clouds becoming mostly cloudy. Low 45. Light easterly wind early becoming more southeasterly after midnight.

FRIDAY…. Mostly cloudy and a bit warmer. A few sprinkles. A 20% chance of rain; where rainfall occurs, it will average trace amounts. High 67. South southeasterly wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph.

FRIDAY NIGHT…. Cloudy with scattered rain showers. Some patchy fog and drizzle developing. A 20% chance of rain; where it occurs, rainfall will average only a few hundredths of an inch. Low 53. South southeasterly wind 4 to 8 mph.

SATURDAY…. Patchy morning fog and drizzle. Cloudy with widely scattered rain showers as a cold front moves through the area in mid to late afternoon. A 20% chance of rain; where it occurs, rainfall will average 1/10th inch or less. High 67. South southeasterly wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north northwesterly 8 to 15 mph with some higher gusts by mid to late afternoon.

SATURDAY NIGHT…. Cloudy and colder with widely scattered rain showers. A 20% chance of rain; where it occurs, rainfall will average a few hundredths of an inch. Low 37. Northerly wind 10 to 18 mph with some higher gusts.

SUNDAY…. Cloudy and colder with a few rain showers. A 20% chance of rain; where it occurs, rainfall will average a few hundredths of an inch or less. High 44. Northerly wind 10 to 18 mph with some higher gusts.

SUNDAY NIGHT…. Cloudy with a few rain showers. A 20% chance of rain; where it occurs, rainfall will average a few hundredths of an inch or less. Low 34. North northeasterly wind 5 to 12 mph.

MONDAY…. Cloudy with a few sprinkles early then becoming partly cloudy. A 20% chance of rain early; where it occurs, rainfall will average trace amounts. High 55. Northeasterly wind 4 to 8 mph becoming easterly in the afternoon.

MONDAY NIGHT…. Becoming mostly cloudy. Low 43. Southeasterly wind 4 to 8 mph.

TUESDAY…. Mostly cloudy with a few sprinkles. A 20% chance of rain; where rainfall occurs, it will average trace amounts. High 65. Southeasterly wind 5 to 12 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT…. Mostly cloudy with a few sprinkles. A 20% chance of rain; where rainfall occurs, it will average trace amounts. Low 53. Southerly wind 5 to 10 mph shifting northerly as a cold front passes around midnight.

WEDNESDAY…. Mostly cloudy and a bit cooler with a few sprinkles. A 20% chance of rain; where rainfall occurs, it will average trace amounts. High 60. Northerly 8 to 15 mph.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE / 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK
Valid Thursday / 15 February 2018 through Wednesday / 21 February 2018…
Temperature… Near Average
Precipitation… Near Average

AUSTIN SUNSET/SUNRISE TIMES…..
Sunrise this morning (08 February)………………………………….. 7:17 am
Sunset this evening (08 February)……………………………………. 6:14 pm
Sunrise tomorrow (09 February)………………………………………. 7:16 am
Sunset tomorrow (09 February)……………………………………….. 6:15 pm