Updated 930am CDT Monday / 17 September 2012
… Dry and Stable Weather Pattern Takes Hold …
… Weak Cold Front Tomorrow and Another by Next Weekend …
… No Rain Expected over the Next Seven Days …
On this Monday… surface high pressure is over the eastern seaboard of the USA. An area of low pressure is off the Texas coast. A southeastward moving cold front extends from northern Kansas into southern Colorado and eastern Utah. As a result of this surface pattern, a light northerly surface wind is prevailing across our area.
In the upper levels of the atmosphere, a broad trough. or line.. of upper air low pressure continues to move slowly eastward in the north central and northeastern USA with a trough of upper air low pressure over eastern Texas. As a result of this upper air wind flow, our upper level winds are northerly.
As the upper level low in east Texas moves eastward.. a drier and more stable weather pattern is developing across the area. A weak surface cold front.. dry in nature.. will move south southeastward through the area by tomorrow morning helping to reinforce the drier and more stable weather pattern.
The dry weather pattern will continue through mid into late week before yet another cold front “backdoors” its way into Texas from the north northeast by Saturday into Sunday. This system, as well, looks dry with plenty of sunshine expected for the upcoming weekend.
For Austin and south central Texas… tonight will see a partly cloudy sky with lows in the 60s with a northerly wind. For tomorrow, a partly cloudy sky with highs in the 80s with a northerly wind.
Have a good Monday night and Tuesday…
Meteorologist Troy Kimmel