Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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FXUS64 KHGX 052020
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
220 PM CST FRI FEB 5 2016

.DISCUSSION...
EARLY THIS AFTERNOON WITH TEMPERATURES GENERALLY IN THE MID TO UPPER
50S...NORTHERN PORTIONS OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS ARE SEEING A RETURN OF HIGH
CLOUDS WHILE SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE AREA ARE SEEING SOME INCREASE
IN LOW CLOUDS. OUR NEXT BEST CHANCE OF RAIN COMES LATE TONIGHT AND ON
THROUGH TOMORROW MORNING AS THE MID/UPPER LEVEL LOW EDGING INTO THE
TEXAS PANHANDLE WORKS ITS WAY ACROSS OUR AREA AND ON INTO SOUTHERN
LOUISIANA. EXPECT MOST OF THE RAINS TO END IN A NOON TO 3 PM TIME
PERIOD ON SATURDAY. OUR NEXT COLD FRONT IS ON SCHEDULE TO MOVE THROUGH
THE AREA AND OFF THE COAST LATE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH EARLY MONDAY MORNING
AS WESTERN U.S. RIDGING AND EASTERN U.S. TROFFING BEGINS TO SET UP.
A STRONG SURFACE HIGH BUILDING INTO TEXAS BEHIND THE FRONT WILL HELP
TO MAKE MONDAY KIND OF BREEZY OUT THERE WITH AFTERNOON HIGH TEMPERATURES
NOT EXPECTED TO WARM UP MUCH PAST THE UPPER 50S ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA.
MONDAY AND TUESDAY WILL BE ON THE COLD SIDE...FOLLOWED BY GRADUALLY
WARMING OVERNIGHT LOWS AND MUCH WARMER DAYTIME HIGHS (IN THE 70S BY
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY) AS WEST TO SOUTHWEST SURFACE WINDS DEVELOP. 42
&&

.MARINE...
A COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE COASTAL WATERS ON SATURDAY. WINDS BEHIND
THE FRONT COULD APPROACH SCEC CRITERIA OVER THE OFFSHORE WATERS
SATURDAY AFTN/EVENING. ANOTHER HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE WILL BUILD IN
SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY. YET ANOTHER COLD FRONT WILL PUSH ACROSS
THE WATERS LATE SUN NIGHT/EARLY MONDAY WITH SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY
CONDITIONS POSSIBLE OVER THE OFFSHORE WATERS. ONSHORE WINDS WILL
RETURN WEDNESDAY NIGHT AS HIGH PRESSURE MOVES TOWARD THE EASTERN
GULF OF MEXICO. ONSHORE WINDS WILL THEN CONTINUE INTO NEXT WEEKEND.
TIDE LEVELS WILL REMAIN BETWEEN 0.5 AND 1.0 FEET ABOVE NORMAL TONIGHT
BUT A STRONGER W/NW WIND ON SATURDAY AFTN SHOULD BRING TIDE LEVELS
BACK TO NEAR NORMAL OR SLIGHTLY BELOW THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY. 43

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 1138 AM CST FRI FEB 5 2016/

AVIATION...
CLOUDS BEGINNING TO PUSH INTO THE MIDDLE COAST AND WILL PROBABLY
ENCROACH ON KLBX LATER THIS AFTERNOON. A S/WV WILL APPROACH SE TX
TONIGHT AND CLOUDS WILL DEVELOP AREAWIDE BETWEEN 04-08Z. THERE
SHOULD BE ENOUGH LIFT TO GENERATE A FEW SHOWERS AT AREA TAF SITES
MAINLY BETWEEN 09-15Z SATURDAY. FCST SOUNDINGS KEEP SKIES MOSTLY
CLOUDY THROUGH 21Z BEFORE PARTIAL CLEARING COMMENCES. WINDS SHOULD
VEER TO THE WEST AND EVENTUALLY NW BEHIND THE DISTURBANCE AND
INCREASE DURING THE AFTERNOON. 43

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
COLLEGE STATION (CLL)      39  59  36  64  38 /  40  20   0   0   0
HOUSTON (IAH)              40  61  37  65  41 /  40  40   0   0   0
GALVESTON (GLS)            48  63  46  62  47 /  30  40   0   0   0

&&

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

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