Updated 930am CDT Thursday / 20 September 2012
… A Dry and Stable Weather Pattern …
… No Rain Expected over the Next Seven Days …
On this Thursday… high pressure.. centered from northeastern USA southwestward into Texas.. prevails. A cold front is moving southward from southeastern Kansas into northwest Oklahoma and northwest Texas and northeastern New Mexico northwestward into Colorado. As a result of this surface pattern, a south southeasterly surface wind prevails across the area.
In the upper levels of the atmosphere, a deep trough. or line.. of upper air low pressure continues over the eastern USA. As a result of this upper air wind flow, our upper level winds are northerly.
High pressure has moved eastward of the area now with a south southeasterly surface wind continuing. Enough low level moisture has returned for late night and early morning low cloudiness over the next few days
This current stable and dry weather pattern will continue through the upcoming weekend and into early next week. The weak cold front that I discussed over the last few days that was due for the weekend is not expected to be a big factor as it brushes by the area on Sunday.
For Austin and south central Texas… tonight will see a mostly clear sky with lows in the in the 60s with a south southeasterly wind. For tomorrow, it’ll be mostly sunny after some morning low clouds with highs in the 80s to near 90 with a south southeasterly wind.
Have a good Thursday night and Friday…
Meteorologist Troy Kimmel