Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS64 KHGX 241522

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX
1022 AM CDT Mon Oct 24 2016

Cannot totally rule out a sprinkle or two across our northern areas
for a couple more hours as the shortwave continues to move eastward
across the area. Reflectivities on radar are generally showing a weakening
trend, so almost all activity will end up not reaching the ground. Most
area temperatures at 10 AM have warmed into the lower to mid 70s inland
and in the upper 70s to around 80 near and along the coast. Today`s
high temperature forecast in the low to mid 80s (several degrees above
normal) looks right on track. No majors changes are being made on the
morning update.  42

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 350 AM CDT Mon Oct 24 2016/

Shortwave currently moving thru cntl Tx will make its way eastward
across SE Tx today. There are a few observation sites reporting
-ra where the highest reflectivities are located, but vast
majority is in the form of virga complements of dry llvls. Expect
the same locally. Otherwise just some mid/high level clouds and
daytime highs in the 80s.

Should see a trof move eastward from the Rockies into the plains
and midwest Tue and Wed. It should be a non-factor in our local
wx, but ridge will expand north and eastward out of Mexico and
into Tx in its wake. This ridge should be the dominant player in
area wx (or lack thereof) from midweek thru the weekend by
limiting overall rain chances. 47

With high pressure lingering just to our east, we should continue to
see generally light (to occasionally moderate) east (to occasionally
southeast) winds across the coastal waters the next several days. No
flags are anticipated.  41

Radar indicating light echoes moving in from the SW across the north-
ern portions of the CWFA this morning, but not seeing a lot of signs
that any significant precipitation is making it to the ground so far
this morning. However may include a brief VCSH for CLL for this morn-
ing with the 12Z package. Otherwise not a lot of changes for the aft-
ernoon as VFR conditions prevail. Progs of a more easterly low-level
flow these next few days could keep dewpoints from climbing too much
and perhaps limit the development of patchy BR/lower CIGS during the
overnight hours. 41


College Station (CLL)      84  63  82  63  84 /  20   0   0   0   0
Houston (IAH)              84  61  83  62  85 /  10   0   0   0   0
Galveston (GLS)            82  71  82  72  82 /  10   0   0   0   0




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