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by troyk | on Oct 16, 2017 | Comments Off

Updated 915am CT – Monday / 16 October 2017

.. Cooler Start to the New Week ..
.. Southerly Winds and Warmer Temperatures Late Week into the Weekend ..
.. Another Cold Front and Rain Chances on Sunday ..

On the Weather Map…
On the surface map… a surface high pressure area, in the wake of our Sunday cold front, is located over northwest Texas and Oklahoma and northwestward over the Rockies. As a result of this surface weather pattern, our surface winds across south central Texas are northerly.

On the upper air map… a trough, or line, of upper air low pressure stretches south southwestward from eastern parts of Hudson Bay south southwesterly across the eastern half of the country. Upper air high pressure is becoming established over the southwestern USA and northern Mexico. As a result of this upper air weather pattern, the 30,000 foot winds over our area are westerly 40 to 50 mph.

What I am Seeing As I Look Ahead…

In the wake of the Sunday cold front, cooler and less humid conditions continue into the new week.

The surface high pressure overhead now move eastward and return us to a south southeasterly surface wind by Tuesday night into Wednesday. As a result, we’ll see abundant sunshine with warmer temperatures Thursday and Friday and into the weekend.

Another stronger cold front will move swiftly through Texas by Sunday morning. Rain and thunderstorm chances will increase as the front moves through the area with upwards of 1/2 to 1 inch of rain possible.

In the wake of the front, skies will clear with breezy and cooler conditions to once again overspread the area for the end of the weekend into early next week.

Have a good Monday….
Meteorologist Troy Kimmel

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

Updated 845am CT.. Monday / 16 October 2017

TODAY…. Sunshine. High 76. Northerly wind 8 to 18 mph.

TONIGHT…. Clear. Low 49. Light north northeasterly wind.

TUESDAY…. Sunshine. High 77. Northeasterly wind 5 to 10 mph becoming more easterly by late day.

TUESDAY NIGHT…. Clear. Low 53. Light wind.

WEDNESDAY…. Sunshine. High 79. Wind becoming south southeasterly 5 to 10 mph.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…. Clear. Low 60. Light southerly wind.

THURSDAY…. Mostly sunny. High 82. Southerly wind 5 to 12 mph.

THURSDAY NIGHT…. Mostly clear. Low 63. South southeasterly wind 4 to 8 mph.

FRIDAY…. Brief morning low clouds.. otherwise mostly sunny. High 83. Southerly wind 5 to 12 mph.

FRIDAY NIGHT…. Mostly clear. Low 65. South southeasterly wind 5 to 10 mph.

SATURDAY…. Brief morning low clouds.. otherwise partly cloudy. High 85. Southerly wind increasing to 8 to 15 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT…. Mostly clear early with low clouds returning after midnight. A few sprinkles after midnight with rainfall averaging trace amounts. Low 67. South southeasterly wind 5 to 12 mph

SUNDAY…. Brief morning low clouds.. otherwise partly cloudy with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms with an associated lightning risk. Turning breezy and cooler by midday as cold front moves through. A 40% chance of rain; rainfall, where it occurs given the 40% chance, will average 1/2 inch. High around 80. Southerly wind shifting north northwesterly 10 to 20 mph and gusty.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE / 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK
Valid Monday / 23 October 2017 through Sunday / 29 October 2017…
Temperature… Near Average
Precipitation… Near Average

AUSTIN SUNSET/SUNRISE TIMES…..
Sunrise this morning (16 October)………………………………….. 7:34 am
Sunset this evening (16 October)……………………………………. 6:59 pm
Sunrise tomorrow (17 October)………………………………………. 7:35 am
Sunset tomorrow (17 October)……………………………………….. 6:57 pm

Categories: Austin Area Forecast, Weather Discussion

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