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by troyk | on Oct 19, 2017 | Comments Off

Updated 915am CT – Thursday / 19 October 2017

.. Southerly Winds and Warmer Temperatures into the Weekend ..
.. Another Cold Front and Higher Rain Chances on Sunday ..

On the Weather Map…
On the surface map… a surface high pressure area is located over Virginia and the United States east coast. A trough, or line, of surface low pressure is deepening from the plains states south southwestward into far west Texas and eastern New Mexico. As a result of this surface weather pattern, our surface winds across south central Texas are south southeasterly.

On the upper air map… a trough, or line, of upper air low pressure stretches southward from the southern parts of Hudson Bay into southeastern Canada and the eastern Great Lakes region. Another developing trough, or line, of upper air pressure is movibng from the Pacific Ocean into British Columbia and the Pacific northwest. As a result of this upper air weather pattern, the 30,000 foot winds over our area are westerly 20 to 25 mph.

What I am Seeing As I Look Ahead…

The surface high pressure is now well east of Texas; as a result, we’re back to a south southeasterly surface wind. As a result, we’ll see increasing low level moisture and a little more instability through the balance of the week and into the weekend.

I’ll continue a slim chance of rain, rain shower and thunderstorm activity beginning today through Friday and Saturday.

Our next strong cold front will move swiftly through Texas by late Saturday night into early Sunday morning. Rain shower 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 late Sunday into early next week.

Have a good Thursday….
Meteorologist Troy Kimmel

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

Updated 845am CT.. Thursday / 19 October 2017

TODAY…. Some morning low clouds.. otherwise variable clouds. A few sprinkles. A 20% chance of rain at any given location; where rainfall occurs it will average less than 1/10th inch. High 84. South southeasterly wind 5 to 10 mph.

TONIGHT…. Variable clouds early.. a low overcast late. A few sprinkles. A 20% chance of rain at any given location; where rainfall occurs, it will average less than 1/10th inch. Low 69. South southeasterly wind 4 to 8 mph.

FRIDAY…. Some morning low clouds.. otherwise variable clouds. Widely scattered rain showers and thunderstorms.. with an associated lightning risk. A 20% chance of rain at any given location; where rainfall occurs it will average less than 1/4 inch. High 85. South southeasterly wind 5 to 12 mph.

FRIDAY NIGHT…. Variable clouds early.. a low overcast late. Widely scattered rain showers and thunderstorms.. with an associated lightning risk. A 20% chance of rain at any given location; where rainfall occurs, it will average less than 1/4 inch. Low 66. South southeasterly wind 4 to 8 mph.

SATURDAY…. Some morning low clouds.. otherwise partly cloudy. Widely scattered rain showers and thunderstorms.. with an associated lightning risk. A 20% chance of rain at any given location; where rainfall occurs it will average less than 1/4 inch. High 86. South southeasterly wind 5 to 12 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT…. Partly cloudy early.. low clouds late. Widely scattered rain showers and thunderstorms early increasing in coverage after midnight.. with an associated lightning risk. A 20% chance of rain early increasing to 60% after midnight; where rainfall occurs, it will average less than 1/4 inch. Low 63. South southeasterly wind 4 to 8 mph becoming more southwesterly after midnight before shifting north northwesterly with cold frontal passage before daybreak.

SUNDAY…. Variable clouds early.. breezy and cooler with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms with an associated lightning risk before 9am. A 60% chance of rain; rainfall, where it occurs, will average 1/4 to 1/2 inch. Becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon. High around 79. North northwesterly wind 10 to 20 mph and gusty.

SUNDAY NIGHT…. Becoming clear. Cooler. Low 53 to 56. Northerly wind 10 to 20 mph and gusty.

MONDAY…. Sunshine. High 77. Northerly wind 8 to 15 mph becoming 5 to 12 by afternoon.

MONDAY NIGHT…. Clear. Low 55. Light north northeasterly wind.

TUESDAY…. Sunshine. High 80. Light northeasterly wind becoming easterly late in the day.

TUESDAY NIGHT…. Clear. Low 59. Light easterly wind.

WEDNESDAY…. Mostly sunny. High 80. Light wind becoming south southeasterly 4 to 8 mph.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE / 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK
Valid Thursday / 26 October 2017 through Wednesday / 01 November 2017…
Temperature… Slightly Above Average
Precipitation… Below Average

AUSTIN SUNSET/SUNRISE TIMES…..
Sunrise this morning (19 October)………………………………….. 7:36 am
Sunset this evening (19 October)……………………………………. 6:55 pm
Sunrise tomorrow (20 October)………………………………………. 7:37 am
Sunset tomorrow (20 October)……………………………………….. 6:54 pm

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