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by troyk | on Jan 03, 2018 | Comments Off

Updated 915am CT – Wednesday / 03 January 2018

… Finally … A Warm Up …
… Clouds Increase By the Weekend …

On the Weather Map…

On the surface map… a surface high pressure area is over south central Texas. As a result of this surface weather pattern, winds are light and variable.

On the upper air map… a deep trough, or line, of upper air low pressure extends southward from Hudson bay across the eastern two thirds of the USA. A ridge, or line, of upper air high pressure extends north northwestward from northern Mexico through the western USA and the Pacific Northwest. As a result of this upper air weather pattern, the 30,000 foot winds over our area are northwesterly 110 to 115 mph.

What I am Seeing As I Look Ahead…

With the passage of a final upper air low pressure disturbance last evening that resulted in the patchy freezing drizzle and light snow flurries in some areas, clouds have broken overnight with a drier weather pattern over the area over the next few days. Another cold front will weaken as it “backdoors” its way into Texas late tonight into tomorrow but little sensible weather is expected locally.

Clouds will pick up a bit as surface high pressure moves east of the area by tomorrow night into Friday. Moisture will increase enough for more in the way of clouds and for the remote possibility of a few sprinkles Saturday into Sunday ahead of yet another cold front Sunday night.

Sunshine and seasonal temperatures are expected for the first few days of next week.

Have a good Wednesday….
Meteorologist Troy Kimmel

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

Updated 845am CT.. Wednesday / 03 January 2018

TODAY…. Sunshine and warmer. High 51. North northwesterly wind 4 to 8 mph.

TONIGHT…. A clear sky. Low 27. Light north northwesterly wind early becoming light and variable late.

THURSDAY…. Becoming partly cloudy. High 49. Light winds becoming light east southeasterly in the afternoon.

THURSDAY NIGHT…. Partly cloudy. Low 32. Light easterly wind early becoming calm late.

FRIDAY…. Mostly sunny. High 54. Light wind becoming southerly 4 to 8 mph by afternoon.

FRIDAY NIGHT…. Partly cloudy. Low 37. Southerly wind 4 to 8 mph.

SATURDAY…. Partly cloudy. High 58. South southeasterly wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT…. Partly to mostly cloudy with a few sprinkles. A 20% chance of rain at any given location; rainfall, where it occurs, will average trace amounts. Low 48. South southeasterly wind 5 to 12 mph.

SUNDAY…. Mostly cloudy with a few sprinkles. A 20% chance of rain at any given location; rainfall, where it occurs, will average trace amounts. High 65. South southeasterly wind 8 to 15 mph.

SUNDAY NIGHT…. Partly to mostly cloudy with a few sprinkles through 10pm as a cold front passes late. Decreasing clouds after midnight becoming mostly clear. A 20% chance of rain at any given location; rainfall, where it occurs, will average trace amounts. Low 47. Southerly wind 5 to 12 mph becoming north northwesterly 8 to 15 mph.

MONDAY…. Mostly sunny. High 62. Northerly wind 8 to 15 mph early then turning northeasterly 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

MONDAY NIGHT…. Mostly clear. Low 40. Northeasterly wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light east northeasterly late.

TUESDAY…. Mostly sunny. High 62. Easterly wind 5 to 10 mph.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE / 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK
Valid Wednesday / 10 January 2018 through Tuesday / 16 January 2018…
Temperature… Below Average
Precipitation… Above Average

AUSTIN SUNSET/SUNRISE TIMES…..
Sunrise this morning (03 January)………………………………….. 7:28 am
Sunset this evening (03 January)……………………………………. 5:43 pm
Sunrise tomorrow (04 January)………………………………………. 7:28 am
Sunset tomorrow (04 January)……………………………………….. 5:44 pm

Categories: Austin Area Forecast, Weather Discussion

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