Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Corpus Christi, TX

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FXUS64 KCRP 231144
AFDCRP

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Corpus Christi TX
544 AM CST Tue Jan 23 2018

.DISCUSSION...

See Aviation below for 12Z TAF update.

&&

.AVIATION...

VFR will predominate through the period, with only high cirrus
moving across area terminals. Light north northwest winds this
morning will veer to the northeast then east throughout the day.
Tonight winds will back to the north to northeast, remaining
light.

&&

.PREVIOUS DISCUSSION... /Issued 428 AM CST Tue Jan 23 2018/

SHORT TERM (Today through Wednesday)...

Tranquil weather will persist across South Texas. Surface high
pressure will sink further south into the region. Aside from some
high cirrus moving overhead, dry atmospheric conditions and mostly
clear skies will predominate today. Northerly winds early this
morning will veer to the northeast to east throughout the day,
maintaining a light flow. Near normal temperatures will occur,
with highs generally in the upper 60s. Dewpoints will remain low
across the region, keeping low RH values across the region today
and tomorrow. Temperatures tonight will cool further with lows in
the upper 30s to mid 40s most locations. Wednesday will be similar
to today, though generally a few degrees cooler across the
region. Winds overnight will again back to the north, then veer to
the east northeast throughout the day on Wednesday as the surface
high shifts further to the east of the region.

LONG TERM (Wednesday night through Monday)...

Low level moisture will steadily increase Wednesday night into
Thursday as southeasterly flow strengthens. Adequate moisture will
return by Thursday for isolated showers across the coastal waters
into the Coastal Bend. A short wave trough will move across Texas
Thursday night with low level warm air advection increasing over the
coastal plains into Friday providing isolated to scattered showers.
A broad upper trough will move out of the Rockies into the southern
plains Friday night into Saturday. Enough moisture and instability
will be in place Saturday ahead of a weak cold front for isolated
thunderstorms. GFS continues the trend of showing a weaker front
Saturday night while the ECMWF/Canadian is stronger. Will show SCEC
conditions for the Gulf waters on Sunday. Cooler and drier
conditions will occur behind the front Sunday with temperatures back
near normal Monday.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Corpus Christi    67  44  64  46  63  /   0  10  10   0  20
Victoria          68  38  65  39  64  /   0  10  10   0  10
Laredo            69  42  66  44  64  /   0  10  10   0  10
Alice             69  41  65  43  65  /   0  10  10   0  20
Rockport          67  44  64  48  62  /   0  10  10   0  20
Cotulla           68  39  66  39  64  /   0  10  10   0  10
Kingsville        69  43  67  44  65  /   0  10  10   0  20
Navy Corpus       68  48  66  51  64  /   0  10  10   0  20

&&

.CRP WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
TX...None.
GM...None.

&&

$$

LB/84...AVIATION



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