Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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000 FXUS64 KHGX 240916 AFDHGX AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX 316 AM CST MON NOV 24 2014 .DISCUSSION... FRONT HAS PUSHED OFF THE COAST AND WILL BRING A RETURN OF SEASONABLE TEMPERATURES INTO MIDWEEK. H5 TROF WILL DIG SEWD THRU THE STATE ON TUE AND INTO LA BY THE EVNG HOURS. GFS/ECMWF SUGGESTING SOME MID LEVEL CLOUDINESS MOVING IN LATER TONIGHT IN ADVANCE. COULD EVEN BE A FEW RETURNS SHOW UP ON RADAR TOWARD MORNING...BUT VERY DRY SUB-CLOUD LAYER SHOULD LIMIT ANY RETURNS TO VIRGA. MSUNNY SKIES RETURN WED. NW FLOW ALOFT TRANSITIONS TO A MORE ZONAL FLOW DURING THE SECOND HALF OF THE WEEK AND RETURN OF SFC ONSHORE WINDS AND LOW LEVEL SWRLY FLOW WILL LEAD A GRADUAL WARMING TREND. RAIN CHANCES WILL REMAIN OUT OF THE FCST FOR NOW. MAY NEED TO INCLUDE ISOLATED CHANCES LATER IN THE WEEKEND DEPENDING ON WHAT MOISTURE RETURN LOOKS LIKE...BUT ATTM IT LOOKS LIKE THIS WILL PROBABLY HOLD OFF UNTIL EARLY NEXT WEEK. 47 && .MARINE... WILL KEEP THE CURRENT CAUTION/ADVISORY FLAGS IN PLACE THROUGH THIS AFTN (SCEC NEARSHORE AND BAYS/SCA OFFSHORE) AS THE CAA/NORTH WINDS DEEPENS IN THE WAKE OF THE FRONT. THESE ELEVATED WIND/SEAS EXPECT- ED TO BE BRIEF WITH CONDITIONS IMPROVING OVERNIGHT/EARLY TUES MOR- NING. ONSHORE WINDS FCST TO RETURN WED SLOWLY STRENGTHENING DURING THE LATTER PART OF THE WEEK AS THE NEXT SYSTEM DEVELOPS OUT WEST. 41 && .AVIATION... VFR. BRIEFLY ELEVATED WINDS THIS AFTN EXPECTED TO DECOUPLE TONIGHT AS HIGH PRESSURE SETTLES OVER THE REGION. 41 && .PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS... COLLEGE STATION (CLL) 64 41 64 40 68 / 0 0 0 0 0 HOUSTON (IAH) 67 42 65 41 69 / 0 0 0 0 0 GALVESTON (GLS) 65 50 62 51 68 / 0 0 10 0 0 && .HGX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... TX...NONE. GM...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION UNTIL NOON CST TODAY FOR THE FOLLOWING ZONES: GALVESTON BAY...MATAGORDA BAY...WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL OUT 20 NM... WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT OUT 20 NM. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY UNTIL NOON CST TODAY FOR THE FOLLOWING ZONES: WATERS FROM FREEPORT TO THE MATAGORDA SHIP CHANNEL 20 NM TO 60 NM...WATERS FROM HIGH ISLAND TO FREEPORT 20 TO 60 NM. && $$

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