Updated 845am CDT Friday / 5 April 2013
Sunshine with Warmer Temperatures through the Weekend ….
Another Cold Front with a Chance of Rain for the Middle of Next Week ….
On this Friday…. surface high pressure is centered over Oklahoma and Texas. Given this surface pressure pattern, surface winds are northeasterly across our area of Texas.
In the upper levels of the atmosphere, a strong upper level low pressure area is over the southeastern USA. As a result of this upper air wind flow, our upper level winds are moderate north northwesterly with winds of 45 to 55 mph about 18,000 feet over Austin.
The upper level low pressure storm system has moved off to the east of our area now with clouds expected to break during the day today. A dry and stable weather pattern is developing with surface high pressure prevailing through tomorrow and the weekend with plenty of sunshine and warmer temperatures expected.
As the high pressure area moves east of the area by later today into tonight and Saturday, low level moisture will begin to return with late night and early morning low cloudiness returning by early next week.
Our next air mass change will come next Wednesday as another cold front moves down across Texas with a chance of rain showers and thunderstorms followed by a little cooler temperatures once again next Wednesday night and Thursday.
Have a good Friday night and Saturday…
Meteorologist Troy Kimmel