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by troyk | on Jul 06, 2018 | Comments Off

Updated 915am CT – Friday / 06 July 2018

… Rain Chances Linger …
… Drier Weather Pattern Setting Up for Next Week …

On the Weather Map…

On the surface map… several westward moving low pressure disturbances extend eastward from our area to the gulf coast eastward into the Florida panhandle. A cold front extends from southeastern Kansas into Oklahoma and then westward over the Texas panhandle and northwestward into southeast Colorado. As a result of this surface weather pattern, our surface winds over south central Texas are northeasterly.

On the upper air map… a broad ridge, or line, of upper air high pressure, acting like a “lid” on the atmosphere, extends eastward from the Rockies into the Ohio Valley region. As a result of the upper air weather pattern, the 30,000 foot winds over our local area are northeasterly between 30 to 40 mph.

What I am Seeing As I Look Ahead…

Guidance continues to indicate that a series of atmospheric disturbances will continue to move westward from the gulf coastal areas from the Florida panhandle westward.

Scattered rain showers and thunderstorms will continue in the forecast through the weekend into Monday. Upwards of 1 inch of rainfall is possible, in general, over that time period according to the latest NWS/Weather Prediction Center guidance.

A drier weather pattern unfolds with rain chances dropping from the forecast by the middle part of next week as upper level high pressure becomes reestablished and establishes more of a “lid” on the atmosphere.

Have a good Friday..
Meteorologist Troy Kimmel

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Updated 845am CT… Friday / 06 July 2018

TODAY…. Some morning low clouds otherwise partly cloudy with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms with an associated lightning risk. A 30% chance of rain; where rain occurs, it will average 1/4 inch or less. High 93. Northeasterly wind 5 to 10 mph.

TONIGHT…. Partly cloudy with widely scattered rain showers and thunderstorms with an associated lightning risk. A 20% chance of rain; where rain occurs, it will average 1/4 inch or less. Low 75. Northeasterly wind 4 to 8 mph.

SATURDAY…. Some morning low clouds otherwise partly to mostly cloudy with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms with an associated lightning risk. A 50% chance of rain; where rain occurs, it will average 1/4 inch. High 93. Northeasterly wind 5 to 10 mph becoming more easterly by afternoon.

SATURDAY NIGHT…. Partly cloudy with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms with an associated lightning risk. A 30% chance of rain; where rain occurs, it will average 1/4 inch or less. Low 75. Light and variable wind.

SUNDAY…. Some morning low clouds otherwise partly to mostly cloudy with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms with an associated lightning risk. A 50% chance of rain; where rain occurs, it will average 1/4 inch. High 92. Light wind becoming east southeasterly 4 to 8 mph.

SUNDAY NIGHT…. Partly to mostly cloudy with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms with an associated lightning risk. A 40% chance of rain; where rain occurs, it will average 1/4 inch. Low 75. Southeasterly wind 4 to 8 mph.

MONDAY…. Morning low clouds otherwise partly to mostly cloudy with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms with an associated lightning risk. A 50% chance of rain; where rain occurs, it will average 1/4 inch. High 92. South southeasterly wind 5 to 12 mph.

MONDAY NIGHT…. Partly to mostly cloudy with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms with an associated lightning risk. A 40% chance of rain; where rain occurs, it will average 1/4 inch. Low 75. Southeasterly wind 4 to 8 mph.

TUESDAY…. Morning low clouds otherwise partly cloudy. High 94. South southeasterly wind 5 to 12 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT…. Partly cloudy. Low 75. Southeasterly wind 4 to 8 mph.

WEDNESDAY…. Morning low clouds otherwise partly cloudy. High 95. South southeasterly wind 5 to 12 mph.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…. Partly cloudy. Low 75. Southeasterly wind 4 to 8 mph.

THURSDAY…. Morning low clouds otherwise partly cloudy with widely scattered rain showers and thunderstorms with an associated lightning risk. A 20% chance of rain; where rain occurs, it will average 1/4 inch or less. High 94. South southeasterly wind 5 to 12 mph.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE / 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK
Valid Friday / 13 July 2018 through Thursday / 19 July 2018…
Temperatures… Above Average
Precipitation… Below Average

AUSTIN SUNSET/SUNRISE TIMES…..
Sunrise this morning (06Jul)………………………………………… 6:34 am
Sunset this evening (06Jul)………………………………………….. 8:37 pm
Sunrise tomorrow (07Jul)…………………………………………….. 6:35 am
Sunset tomorrow (07Jul)……………………………………………… 8:37 pm

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