Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX
FXUS64 KHGX 210904
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX
404 AM CDT Fri Oct 21 2016
Nice wx will be on tap for the next several days in the wake of
the cold front that pushed thru the region yesterday. Last time
the area experienced highs in the 70s was in late May and early
June -- & those were associated w/ rainfall.
We`ll see a gradual warm up late in the weekend and into next week as
sfc high pres moves off to the east, onshore winds resume and an
upper level ridge re-exerts control over the region. Even then,
can`t complain too much w/ highs in mid 80s and lows 60-65
compared to the 90s/70s we`ve experienced the past several days.
Rain chances should remain minimal for the next week or so. 47
Strong and gusty north winds in the wake of the cold front are ex-
expected to continue over all the coastal waters this morning and
into this afternoon for the offshore waters. Small Craft Advisory
flags will remain in place for the near/offshore waters until 18Z
and 00Z respectively. With winds over the bays already decreasing
have dropped the SCA to Caution levels until 18Z. No major change
with the rest of the forecast as winds continue to decrease by to-
night as high pressure builds into the region. Onshore winds will
gradually return by Saturday night as the high shifts east of the
area. Generally light/moderate onshore winds are forecast through
much of next week. 41
Mid/high clouds continuing to clear to the south this morning as the
cold front moves further into the Gulf. Other than gusty north winds
for GLS/LBX this morning, no issues the next couple of days with VFR
conditions prevailing. 41
.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
College Station (CLL) 75 49 79 55 84 / 0 0 0 0 0
Houston (IAH) 77 51 78 55 84 / 0 0 0 0 0
Galveston (GLS) 77 64 77 68 83 / 0 0 0 0 0
GM...Small Craft Advisory until 7 AM CDT this morning FOR THE
FOLLOWING ZONES: Galveston Bay...Matagorda Bay.
SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION from 7 AM this morning to 1
PM CDT this afternoon FOR THE FOLLOWING ZONES: Galveston
Small Craft Advisory until 1 PM CDT this afternoon FOR THE
FOLLOWING ZONES: Coastal waters from Freeport to the
Matagorda Ship Channel out 20 NM...Coastal waters from High
Island to Freeport out 20 NM.
SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION from 1 PM CDT this afternoon
through this evening FOR THE FOLLOWING ZONES: Coastal
waters from Freeport to the Matagorda Ship Channel out 20
NM...Coastal waters from High Island to Freeport out 20 NM.
Small Craft Advisory until 7 PM CDT this evening FOR THE
FOLLOWING ZONES: Waters from Freeport to the Matagorda Ship
Channel from 20 to 60 NM...Waters from High Island to
Freeport from 20 to 60 NM.