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by troyk | on Dec 07, 2017 | Comments Off

Updated 915am CT – Thursday / 07 December 2017

… Clouds and Precipitation Linger Into Tonight …
… Sunshine with Seasonal Temperatures Tomorrow through the Weekend …

On the Weather Map…
On the surface map… a strong cold front is moving southeastward over the central Gulf of Mexico with a secondary cold front over the Red River country of north Texas. Surface high pressure, to the north of the secondary cold front, is over South Dakota and Nebraska. As a result of this surface weather pattern, our surface winds across south central Texas are north northeasterly.

On the upper air map… a deep broad trough, or line, of upper level low pressure overs the USA and its axis extends southwestward from Hudson Bay into Arizona into northwestern Mexico. Upper level high pressure is oriented north-south over the west coast of the USA. As a result of this upper air weather pattern, the 30,000 foot winds over our area are southwesterly 90 to 95 mph.

What I am Seeing As I Look Ahead…

The upper air low pressure trough, to our west, is continuing to produce an overrunning weather pattern resulting in chilly and wet conditions over the area with temperatures well below seasonal averages.

This rain will persist into tonight before the upper level low pressure disturbance moves east of the area and our skies clear by morning tomorrow through the weekend well into next week. We’ll see warming temperatures as a result of the sunshine.

Have a good Thursday….
Meteorologist Troy Kimmel

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

Updated 845am CT.. Thursday / 07 December 2017

TODAY…. Mostly cloudy with intermittent rain. A 50% chance of precipitation; where rainfall occurs, it will average 1/4 inch or less. High 47. Northerly wind 5 to 10 mph.

TONIGHT…. A few sprinkles early. A 20% chance of rain; where rainfall occurs, it will average trace amounts. Decreasing clouds by midnight becoming partly cloudy and colder. A light freeze possible in outlying and low lying areas. Low 33. Northerly wind 4 to 8 mph.

FRIDAY…. A few clouds early.. otherwise sunshine. High 57. West northwesterly wind 5 to 12 mph.

FRIDAY NIGHT…. Clear. Low 35. Light northerly wind.

SATURDAY…. Sunshine. High 65. Northeasterly wind 4 to 8 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT …. Clear. Low 37. Light northeasterly wind.

SUNDAY…. Sunshine. High 67. Northeasterly wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light in the afternoon.

SUNDAY NIGHT…. Mostly clear. Low 40. Light east southeasterly wind.

MONDAY…. Mostly sunny. High 69. South southeasterly wind 5 to 10 mph.

MONDAY NIGHT…. A few clouds. Low 44. Southerly wind 4 to 8 mph.

TUESDAY…. Mostly sunny. High 70. Southerly wind 5 to 10 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT…. Mostly clear. Low 42. South southeasterly wind 4 to 8 mph.

WEDNESDAY…. Mostly sunny. High 69. Southerly wind 5 to 10 mph.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE / 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK
Valid Wednesday / 13 December 2017 through Tuesday / 19 December 2017…
Temperature… Above Average
Precipitation… Below Average

AUSTIN SUNSET/SUNRISE TIMES…..
Sunrise this morning (07 December)………………………………. 7:15 am
Sunset this evening (07 December)………………………………… 5:30 pm
Sunrise tomorrow (08 December)…………………………………… 7:16 am
Sunset tomorrow (08 December)……………………………………. 5:30 pm

Categories: Austin Area Forecast, Weather Discussion

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