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April 12, 2018

by troyk | on Apr 12, 2018 | Comments Off

Troy’s Audio Weather Webcast for Thursday / 12 April 2018….

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by troyk | on Apr 12, 2018 | Comments Off

Updated 915am CT – Thursday / 12 April 2018

… Clouds and Humidity Increase…
… Rain Chances Late Tomorrow Night into Friday and Friday Night …
… Clearing with Cooler Temperatures for the Weekend …

On the Weather Map…

On the surface map… surface high pressure is well to the east along the coast of North Carolina. A trough.. or line.. of surface low pressure is deepening from western Kansas and southeastern Colorado into eastern New Mexico and west Texas. As a result of this surface weather pattern, our surface winds are southerly.

On the upper air map… a trough, or line, of upper level low pressure extends southward along the est coast of the USA. A zonal.. or west-to-east.. wind pattern otherwise exists across the USA. As result of the upper air weather pattern, the 30,000 foot winds over our local area are west southwesterly 20 to 30 mph.

What I am Seeing As I Look Ahead…

Surface high pressure is now east of the area with southerly winds prevailing. Low level moisture has increased enough for late night and early morning low clouds.

By tonight into tomorrow and tomorrow night, the well developed upper level low pressure storm system out west and an associated cold front will cross Texas and the central USA with increased rain and thunderstorm chances locally. Those rain chances return to the forecast as early as late tonight and then peak later tomorrow into tomorrow night and into the predawn hours Saturday as the system passes.

Abundant sunshine with cooler temperatures will prevail for our weekend.

Over the next seven days, NWS/Weather Prediction Center guidance suggests rainfall locally will average 1/4 inch. The NWS/Storm Prediction Center has outlooked areas to our northeast over northeast Texas and the overall ArkLaTex region for the possibility of severe thunderstorms Friday into Friday night. A few of those stronger thunderstorms may occur along and east of the IH35 corridor counties and into areas to the east northeast.

Have a good Thursday..
Meteorologist Troy Kimmel

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

Updated 845am CT… Thursday / 12 April 2018

TODAY…. Morning low clouds.. otherwise partly cloudy and more humid. High 85. Southerly wind 8 to 15 mph with some higher gusts.

TONIGHT…. Partly cloudy early.. low clouds late. A few rain showers develop mainly after midnight. A 20% chance of rain; where rainfall occurs, it will average less than 1/10th inch. Low 69. Southerly wind 8 to 15 mph with some higher gusts.

FRIDAY…. Partly to mostly cloudy with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the afternoon, with an associated lightning risk. A 40% chance of rain; where rainfall occurs, it will average 1/4 inch or less. High 85. Southerly wind 8 to 15 mph with some higher gusts.

FRIDAY NIGHT…. Mostly cloudy with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms with an associated lightning risk as a cold front passes. A 40% chance of rain; where rainfall occurs, it will average 1/4 inch or less. Much cooler with clouds decreasing late. Low 45. Southerly wind 8 to 15 mph with some higher gusts shifting north northwesterly.

SATURDAY…. Some clouds early, otherwise sunshine and cooler. High 70. Northerly wind 8 to 15 mph with higher gusts.

SATURDAY NIGHT…. Clear. Low 44. Northerly wind decreasing to 5 to 12 mph.

SUNDAY…. Sunshine. High 74. North northeasterly wind 5 to 10 mph.

SUNDAY NIGHT…. Mostly clear. Low 47. Light easterly wind.

MONDAY…. Mostly sunny. High 79. Light wind becoming south southeasterly wind 4 to 8 mph.

MONDAY NIGHT…. Mostly clear. Low 55. Southeasterly wind 5 to 12 mph.

TUESDAY…. Mostly sunny. High 82. South southeasterly wind increasing to 8 to 15 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT…. Partly cloudy early with low clouds late. Low 60. Southeasterly wind 5 to 12 mph.

WEDNESDAY…. Morning low clouds otherwise partly cloudy. High 84. South southeasterly wind 8 to 15 mph.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE / 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK
Valid Thursday / 19 April 2018 through Wednesday / 25 April 2018…
Temperatures… Above Average
Precipitation… Near Average

AUSTIN SUNSET/SUNRISE TIMES…..
Sunrise this morning (12 April)………………………………………. 7:07 am
Sunset this evening (12 April)………………………………………… 7:57 pm
Sunrise tomorrow (13 April)…………………………………………… 7:06 am
Sunset tomorrow (13 April)……………………………………………. 7:57 pm