Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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000 FXUS64 KHGX 020444 AFDHGX AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX 1144 PM CDT FRI AUG 1 2014 .DISCUSSION... SEE AVIATION. && .AVIATION... CF IS NOW SOUTH OF ALL THE TAF SITES AND EXTENDS FROM MATAGORDA BAY TO 30 NM SOUTH OF GLS. EXPECT 5-10 KT NORTHERLY WINDS TO CONTINUE THROUGH TOMORROW. THE MAIN ISSUE WILL BE CEILING HEIGHTS LATE TONIGHT AND SAT MORNING. MVFR CEILINGS CURRENTLY NEAR A CXO TO UTS LINE WILL GRADUALLY PUSH S/SW. A FAIRLY RAGGED EDGE TO THE CLOUD COVER EXISTS WITH SOME VARIABILITY IN CEILING HEIGHT AS WELL. GENERALLY EXPECT CEILINGS TO VARY BETWEEN 2-3KFT TONIGHT AND EARLY TOMORROW AT INLAND SITES. 33 && .PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 939 PM CDT FRI AUG 1 2014/ UPDATE... SEE DISCUSSION FOR EVENING UPDATE. DISCUSSION... FRONTAL BOUNDARY HAS NOW PUSHED PAST GALVESTON AND IS MAKING ITS WAY OFF THE COAST. NORTH WIND BEHIND THE FRONT HAS ALLOWED SLIGHTLY LOWER DEW POINT AIR TO ADVECT INTO THE REGION. THIS MEANS A COOLER NIGHT THAN USUAL FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR. TOMORROW AFTERNOON HIGHS WILL ALSO BE COOLER THAN NORMAL THANKS TO LOWER 850 TEMPERATURES. IN OUR NORTHERN AREAS 850 TEMPS AROUND 16C ARE FORECASTED WITH 850 TEMPERATURES NEAR 18C TOWARDS OUR SOUTHWESTERN ZONES. THIS WILL TRANSLATE TO TEMPS IN THE UPPER 80S TO NEAR 90 FOR MOST OF THE AREA WITH LOWER 90S IN OUR SOUTHWESTERN AREAS. HAVE ADJUSTED MAX TEMP GRIDS TO MATCH ABOVE. PRECIPITATION CHANCES LOOK LOW TOMORROW AS MUCH DRIER PWAT AIR FILTERS INTO THE AREA. YESTERDAY OBSERVED VALUES WERE AROUND 2.2" WITH VALUES TOMORROW FORECASTED TO FALL NEAR 1.50". GPS MET SITE ALREADY SHOWING HOUSTON PWAT VALUE DOWN TO 1.6" AT THIS HOUR. 23 && .PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS... COLLEGE STATION (CLL) 69 89 71 93 73 / 10 10 10 20 10 HOUSTON (IAH) 71 89 73 92 74 / 10 10 20 30 20 GALVESTON (GLS) 74 91 79 89 78 / 20 20 20 30 20 && .HGX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... TX...NONE. GM...NONE. && $$ DISCUSSION...23 AVIATION/MARINE...33

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