Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX
414 AM CST Mon Dec 11 2017

.DISCUSSION...
Slightly warmer temperatures can be expected again today
under west to southwest surface winds. Look for increasing
high clouds to move across the area from the west. This
warmup will not last long as the next cold front moves
through the area tonight/early tomorrow. No rain is expected
with the front. Temperatures will remain on the cool side for
the remainder of the week, and a reinforcing front will move
through Thursday/Thursday night. Moisture levels rise a
little ahead of this front, but thinking has not changed
that best rain chances will remain off the coast. Look for a
warmup over the weekend ahead of the area`s next cold front.
We might be able to get some rain develop with this front as
moisture levels rise, so will continue to carry low rain
chances Saturday night and Sunday. It still looks like the
best rain chances with this system will be off to our east
and northeast, similar to what WPC has on their latest Day
6-7 QPF forecast.  42
&&

.MARINE...
High pressure centered over southern Texas is producing weak
westerlies over low seas and this pattern will persist through the
day. The approach and passage of the next cold front tomorrow will
veer morning winds around to northwesterly and strengthen them to
SCEC levels around sunrise. Tuesday`s caution level winds will
weaken and veer northeasterly early Wednesday. Light and variable
winds through mid week will again turn (south)westerly Thursday with
an early Friday cold frontal passage again pushing northwesterlies
to caution (possibly Advisory) levels during the day Friday. Tuesday
and Friday`s cold frontal passages will lift sea heights to an
average 4 to 6 feet while generally being dry (very low to slight
rain chances). Deepening western Plains low pressure Saturday will
gradually strengthen weekend southerly winds. The models are
currently depicting the lifting of a southwestern storm system
across the waters next Sunday that...if this remains a consistent
scenario...will increase early week shower and storm chances. 31

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
College Station (CLL)      73  42  61  36  64 /   0   0   0   0   0
Houston (IAH)              72  44  63  38  63 /   0   0   0   0   0
Galveston (GLS)            70  51  63  47  62 /   0   0   0   0   0

&&

.HGX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
TX...NONE.
GM...NONE.
&&

$$

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