Updated 845am CDT Thursday / 16 May 2013
Drier and More Stable Weather Pattern Through the Weekend ….
No Frontal Passages/Air Mass Changes over the Next Seven Days ….
On this Thursday morning…. surface high pressure is over the southeastern USA.. the northern Gulf of Mexico and Florida with low pressure over west Texas and west Oklahoma. Given this surface pressure pattern, surface winds are south southeasterly across our area of the state.
In the upper levels of the atmosphere… an upper level low is over northeast Oklahoma. Given this upper air pattern, winds over south central Texas and the Austin metro area about 18,000 feet above the ground are southwesterly 35 to 45 mph.
The upper air low pressure storm system.. to our distant north northeast over northeastern Oklahoma.. is continuing to slowly move away from our area.
In the wake of the upper air disturbance, rain chances have diminished with a more stable late spring weather pattern taking hold late week and through the weekend. With this pattern, we can expect late night and early morning low cloudiness, otherwise a partly cloudy sky with seasonal temperatures.
Have a good Thursday Night and Friday…
Meteorologist Troy Kimmel