Updated 845am CST Thursday / 28 February 2013
A Dry Stable Weather Pattern Continues….
On this Thursday… a surface high pressure covers the southern plains states. A weakening cold front extends southwestward into the western Gulf of Mexico. Given this surface pressure pattern, surface winds are light to moderate northerly across our area.
In the upper levels of the atmosphere, a broad area of upper level low pressure is over the southern Great Lakes. As a result of this upper air wind flow, our upper level winds are strong westerly with winds over Austin at about 18,500 feet being westerly around 50 to 60 mph.
Drier air continues to settle into our area on the heels of surface north northwesterly surface winds.
This current pattern will prevail through much of the next seven day period. I expect another cold front through Texas by early next week but with no or very limited moisture ahead of it, very little in way of sensible weather is expected over than the associated frontal wind shift.
Unfortunately, given our ongoing drought, I don’t see any rain chances over the next seven days.
Have a good Wednesday night and Thursday…
Meteorologist Troy Kimmel