Updated 130pm CDT Friday / 20 April 2012
…. Cold Front Moves off the Texas Coast Tonight ….
…. Cooler and Drier Air Builds into the Area as High Pressure Settles into Texas ….
…. A Dry Weather Pattern Through the Next Seven Days ….
On this Friday… a cold front is moving off the Texas coast as cooler and drier surface high pressure settles southward into Texas in its wake. As a result, a northerly surface wind is blowing across our area.
In the upper levels of the atmosphere, an upper level trough.. or line.. of upper air low pressure is passing west to east across our area. As a result of the upper air wind flow, the upper level winds are becoming more northwesterly over Texas.
With the cold front now moving off the Texas coast, high pressure, characterized by cooler and drier air, is building into the area with a typical spring outdoor weekend in store Saturday.. Sunday and into the new week.
High pressure will move east of the area by late Monday into Tuesday along with the development of a trough of low pressure to our west; as a result, a south southeasterly surface winds will return with a return of low level moisture.
My forecast confidence continues very high through much of the upcoming seven day forecast period.
For Austin and south central Texas… tonight will see a clear sky. Lows around 50. Northerly wind. For tomorrow, it’ll be sunny. Highs in the 70s with a northerly wind.
Have a good Friday night and Saturday…
Meteorologist Troy Kimmel