Updated 800am CT – Tuesday / 23 September 2014
…. A Dry Weather Pattern Over the Next Seven Days ….
On this Tuesday morning…. a surface high pressure area extends southwestward from the Ohio Valley region into Texas. As a result of this surface weather pattern, our local surface winds are northeasterly.
In the upper levels of the atmosphere… a trough.. or line.. of upper level low pressure is over the eastern coast of the USA with another trough of low pressure just offshore of the west coast. Upper level high pressure.. acting like a lid on the atmosphere.. has become reestablished from northern Mexico into the southwestern USA. As a result of this pattern, the upper level winds over south central Texas and the Austin metro area, about 18,000 feet above the ground, are variable less than 20 mph.
A dry and stable late summer/early fall weather pattern prevails and is expected to continue through the next seven day forecast period with no mention of precipitation over the period.
Temperatures will be around or perhaps just above seasonal averages over the next seven days with abundant sunshine expected.
Regarding my forecast, my local forecast confidence: My forecast confidence over the next seven days is very high.
Have a good Tuesday….
Meteorologist Troy Kimmel