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by troyk | on Apr 11, 2018 | Comments Off

Updated 915am CT – Wednesday / 11 April 2018

… Sunshine Prevails as Temperatures Warm …
… Rain Chances Late Tomorrow Night into Friday and Friday Night …
… Clearing with Cooler Temperatures for the Weekend …

On the Weather Map…

On the surface map… surface high pressure is situated to the east of the area over northeast Louisiana.. southeastern Arkansas and eastern Mississippi. A trough.. or line.. of surface low pressure is deepening from southeastern Colorado into eastern New Mexico. As a result of this surface weather pattern, our surface winds are light but are expected to increase from the south later this morning.

On the upper air map… a trough, or line, of upper level low pressure extends southeastward from Hudson Bay over the eastern third of the USA. A weak ridge, or line, of high pressure extends north northwestward from the south central USA into the Rockies and intermountain west. Another trough, or line, of low pressure is off the west coast of Canada and the USA. As result of the upper air weather pattern, the 30,000 foot winds over our local area are west northwesterly 20 to 30 mph.

What I am Seeing As I Look Ahead…

Surface high pressure has now moved east of the area with southerly winds returning. As a result, plenty of sunshine with warming temperatures will prevail today through tomorrow.

By tomorrow night into Friday and Friday night, a well developed upper level low pressure storm system and associated cold front will cross Texas and the central USA with increased rain and thunderstorm chances. Those rain chances return to the forecast as early as tomorrow night and then peak later on Friday into Friday night and into the predawn hours Saturday as the system passes.

Abundant sunshine with cooler temperatures will prevail for our weekend.

Over the next seven days, NWS/Weather Prediction Center guidance suggests rainfall locally will average 1/4 to 1/2 inch. The NWS/Storm Prediction Center has outlooked areas to our northeast over northeast Texas and the overall ArkLaTex region for the possibility of severe thunderstorms Friday into Friday night. A few of those stronger thunderstorms may occur along the IH35 corridor counties and in areas to the east northeast.

Have a good Wednesday..
Meteorologist Troy Kimmel

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

Updated 845am CT… Wednesday / 11 April 2018

TODAY…. Sunshine and warmer. High 83. Light south southeasterly wind becoming southerly 8 to 15 mph and gusty by afternoon.

TONIGHT…. Mostly clear. Low 60. Southerly wind 8 to 15 mph.

THURSDAY…. Mostly sunny. High 85. Southerly wind 8 to 15 mph with some higher gusts.

THURSDAY NIGHT…. Partly cloudy early.. low clouds late. A few rain showers develop mainly after midnight. A 20% chance of rain; where rainfall occurs, it will average less than 1/10th inch. Low 69. Southerly wind 8 to 15 mph with some higher gusts.

FRIDAY…. Mostly cloudy with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the afternoon, with an associated lightning risk. A 40% chance of rain; where rainfall occurs, it will average 1/4 inch or less. High 84. Southerly wind 8 to 15 mph with some higher gusts.

FRIDAY NIGHT…. Mostly cloudy with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms with an associated lightning risk as a cold front passes after midnight. A 50% chance of rain; where rainfall occurs, it will average 1/4 inch or less. Clouds decreasing slowly after midnight. Low 56. Southerly wind 8 to 15 mph with some higher gusts shifting north northwesterly after midnight.

SATURDAY…. Sunshine and cooler. High 69. Northerly wind 8 to 15 mph with higher gusts.

SATURDAY NIGHT…. Clear. Low 44. Northerly wind decreasing to 5 to 12 mph.

SUNDAY…. Sunshine. High 74. Northeasterly wind 5 to 10 mph becoming more easterly by the afternoon.

SUNDAY NIGHT…. Mostly clear. Low 49. Light east southeasterly wind.

MONDAY…. Mostly sunny. High 79. South southeasterly wind increasing to 8 to 15 mph.

MONDAY NIGHT…. Mostly clear. Low 55. Southeasterly wind 5 to 12 mph.

TUESDAY…. Mostly sunny. High 82. South southeasterly wind increasing to 8 to 15 mph.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE / 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK
Valid Wednesday / 18 April 2018 through Tuesday / 24 April 2018…
Temperatures… Above Average
Precipitation… Slightly Below Average

AUSTIN SUNSET/SUNRISE TIMES…..
Sunrise this morning (11 April)………………………………………. 7:08 am
Sunset this evening (11 April)………………………………………… 7:56 pm
Sunrise tomorrow (12 April)…………………………………………… 7:07 am
Sunset tomorrow (12 April)……………………………………………. 7:57 pm

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