Updated 915am CT – Tuesday / 28 April 2015
.. Upper Level Low Pressure Disturbance Moves Slowly Eastward ..
.. Clouds and Even A Few Sprinkles Linger Today ..
.. A Dry and Stable Weather Pattern Beyond Today ..
On this Tuesday…. a surface high pressure area extends southward from the western Dakotas into far west Texas and eastern New Mexico. As a result of this surface weather pattern, our local surface winds are northwesterly.
In the upper levels of the atmosphere.. an east northeastward moving upper level low pressure disturbance is over north Texas and southern Oklahoma along the Red River. As a result, our upper air winds at about 18,500 feet are southwesterly at 50 to 60 mph.
The upper level low pressure area, over the Red River region, is slowly moving east northeastward with lingering cloud cover across our area. A few sprinkles have been reported in northernmost areas this morning; although the precipitation will be very light, more light sprinkles are possible today as the upper level low departs slowly to the northeast.
A drier and more stable air mass returns tomorrow through late week and even the weekend. The cooler than average temperatures, over the next few days, will turn warmer by late week through our upcoming weekend as a southerly surface wind flow becomes reestablished.
Another frontal system and upper air low pressure storm system will approach us from the west with increased cloud cover and a slim chance of rain showers and thunderstorms by early next week.
Have a good Tuesday….
Meteorologist Troy Kimmel