Read
Our Blog

by troyk | on Feb 09, 2018 | Comments Off

Updated 915am CT – Friday / 09 February 2018

… Clouds are Back with Rain Chances Tonight Into the Weekend …
… A Strong Cold Front Due Late Tomorrow …
… After Monday Sunshine, Unsettled Weather for Most of Next Week …

On the Weather Map…

On the surface map… surface high pressure is over the USA eastern seaboard with developing low pressure from eastern Colorado southward into west Texas and New Mexico. A southward moving cold front extends westward from a surface low over western Illinois through northern and central Kansas then west northwestward into Wyoming. As a result of this surface weather pattern, our surface winds are southerly.

On the upper air map… a broad trough, or line, of low pressure extends southward from Hudson Bay over much of the USA. An upper air high pressure area is offshore of the California coast. As a result of the upper air weather pattern, the 30,000 foot winds over our local area are west southwesterly around 50 mph.

What I am Seeing As I Look Ahead…

Another series of upper level disturbances and a surface cold front will approach the area today into tomorrow with clouds and increasing/thickening clouds and slim rain chances. Precipitation amounts, during this period, will average a few hundredths of an inch at the most.

In the wake of a cold front late tomorrow afternoon, clouds and increasing rain chances will persist Saturday night into Sunday and through the first half before giving way to more sunshine and warmer temperatures on Monday.

Another surface cold front will approach the area by Tuesday night as another upper air low pressure disturbance moves eastward through the area. In the wake of the front and upper air disturbance, it looks like clouds will linger along with slim rain chances for the middle into latter part of next week.

Have a good Friday and a safe weekend..
Meteorologist Troy Kimmel

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

Updated 845am CT… Friday / 09 February 2018

TODAY…. Mostly cloudy and a bit warmer. A few sprinkles. A 20% chance of rain; where rainfall occurs, it will average trace amounts. High 67. Southerly wind increasing to 5 to 10 mph.

TONIGHT…. Cloudy with scattered rain showers. Some patchy fog and drizzle developing. A 20% chance of rain; where it occurs, rainfall will average only a few hundredths of an inch. Low 53. Light southerly wind.

SATURDAY…. Patchy morning fog and drizzle. Cloudy with widely scattered rain showers as a cold front moves through the area in mid to late afternoon. A 20% chance of rain; where it occurs, rainfall will average 1/10th inch or less. High 67. South southeasterly wind 5 to 10 mph becoming north northwesterly 8 to 15 mph with some higher gusts by late afternoon.

SATURDAY NIGHT…. Cloudy and colder with widely scattered rain showers. A 20% chance of rain; where it occurs, rainfall will average a few hundredths of an inch. Low 38. Northerly wind 10 to 18 mph with some higher gusts.

SUNDAY…. Cloudy and colder with a few rain showers. A 20% chance of rain; where it occurs, rainfall will average a few hundredths of an inch or less. High 43. Northerly wind 8 to 15 mph with some higher gusts.

SUNDAY NIGHT…. Decreasing clouds becoming partly cloudy. Low 32. North northeasterly wind 5 to 12 mph.

MONDAY…. Mostly sunny. High 56. Northeasterly wind 5 to 10 mph becoming easterly in the afternoon.

MONDAY NIGHT…. Becoming mostly cloudy. Low 44. East southeasterly wind 4 to 8 mph.

TUESDAY…. Mostly cloudy with a few sprinkles. A 20% chance of rain; where rainfall occurs, it will average trace amounts. High 65. Easterly wind 4 to 8 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT…. Cloudy with scattered rain showers. A 30% chance of rain; where rainfall occurs, it will average 1/10th inch or less. Low 53. Southeasterly wind 4 to 8 mph.

WEDNESDAY…. Cloudy with scattered rain showers. A 30% chance of rain; where rainfall occurs, it will average 1/10th inch or less. High 67. South southeasterly 5 to 10 mph.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…. Mostly cloudy with a few rain showers. Low 56. Southeasterly wind 4 to 8 mph.

THURSDAY…. Mostly cloudy with a few rain showers. High 71. South southeasterly wind 5 to 10 mph.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE / 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK
Valid Friday / 16 February 2018 through Thursday / 22 February 2018…
Temperature… Slightly Above Average
Precipitation… Above Average

AUSTIN SUNSET/SUNRISE TIMES…..
Sunrise this morning (09 February)………………………………….. 7:16 am
Sunset this evening (09 February)……………………………………. 6:15 pm
Sunrise tomorrow (10 February)………………………………………. 7:15 am
Sunset tomorrow (10 February)……………………………………….. 6:16 pm

Categories: Austin Area Forecast, Weather Discussion

Comments are closed.