Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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000 FXUS64 KHGX 272000 AFDHGX AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX 300 PM CDT FRI MAR 27 2015 .DISCUSSION... SKIES ARE SUNNY ACROSS ALL OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS EARLY THIS AFTERNOON WITH TEMPERATURES IN THE LOWER TO MID 70S ALMOST AREA WIDE. WITH A COUPLE MORE HOURS LEFT OF HEATING...SOME UPPER 70S COULD BE REACHED. THE WEATHER PATTERN WILL REMAIN QUIET FOR THE WEEKEND WITH COOL NIGHTS AND MILD/WARM DAYS AS SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE MOVES OFF TO THE EAST AND AN ONSHORE FLOW RETURNS TO THE AREA AND STRENGTHENS. A GRADUAL INCREASE IN CLOUD COVER CAN BE EXPECTED. BY TUESDAY...THE COMBINATION OF DEEPENING MOISTURE LEVELS AND A MID/UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE HEADING THIS WAY FROM THE WEST WILL BRING RAIN BACK INTO OUR FORECAST. MODELS ARE INDICATING THE BEST RAIN CHANCES COMING SOME TIME BETWEEN TUESDAY EVENING AND WEDNESDAY EVENING...BUT THEY ARE DIFFERING A BIT ONCE AGAIN ON THE STRENGTH/TIMING/LOCATION OF THE SYSTEM. WE ARE STILL CARRYING CHANCE POPS FOR THIS EVENT...BUT WOULD NOT BE SURPRISED IF WE EVENTUALLY NEED TO CARRY SOME HIGHER NUMBERS WHEN MODELS COME INTO A BETTER AND MORE CONSISTENT AGREEMENT. IT LOOKS LIKE FOR MUCH OF NEXT WEEK (AND OUTSIDE THE RAIN TIMES)...LOWS IN THE 60S AND HIGHS IN THE 80S INLAND/70S AT THE COAST CAN BE EXPECTED. ENJOY THIS WEEKEND`S MILD SPRING TEMPERATURES AND LOW HUMIDITIES WHILE THEY LAST...BECAUSE YOU KNOW WHAT WILL BE HERE SOON. 42 && .MARINE... THE PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL GRADUALLY WEAKEN AS HIGH OVER THE CENTRAL U.S. MOVES EAST. ONSHORE WINDS WILL RETURN LATE SATURDAY AS THE HIGH DRIFTS EAST AND LOW PRESSURE DEVELOPS OVER THE CENTRAL PLAINS. THE PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL TIGHTEN SIGNIFICANTLY ON SUNDAY AND ONSHORE WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO STRENGTHEN. THE GRADIENT WILL WEAKEN AGAIN MONDAY AND TUESDAY AS AN AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER FLORIDA WEAKENS AND LOW PRESSURE OVER THE GREAT LAKES MOVES EAST. THE NEXT CHC OF SHWRS/TSTMS APPEARS TO BE ON WED AS AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH APPROACHES FROM THE WEST. 43 && .PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 1145 AM CDT FRI MAR 27 2015/ AVIATION... VFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS INTO NORTH TEXAS. LIGHT W-NW WINDS WILL BECOME SW-S ON SATURDAY. 43 && .PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS... COLLEGE STATION (CLL) 50 79 57 79 61 / 0 0 0 0 10 HOUSTON (IAH) 52 80 59 81 62 / 0 0 0 0 10 GALVESTON (GLS) 61 74 64 77 65 / 0 0 0 0 10 && .HGX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... TX...NONE. GM...NONE. && $$ DISCUSSION...42 AVIATION.MARINE...43

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