Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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FXUS64 KHGX 272302
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
602 PM CDT SAT JUN 27 2015

.DISCUSSION...
SEE 00Z AVIATION DISCUSSION.

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.AVIATION...
WIDELY SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUE ACROSS SE TX
BUT IT IS UNCLEAR HOW MUCH IMPACT THE PRECIP WILL HAVE ON
INDIVIDUAL TAF SITES. CONSENSUS FROM SHORT TERM MODELS SEEM TO
SUPPORT HIGHER RAIN CHANCES THROUGH 05Z FROM KIAH TO KUTS BUT NOT
MUCH CONFIDENCE IN ONE SOLUTION OVER ANOTHER. AT 22Z...A WEAK COLD
FRONT EXTENDED FROM KSHV TO KACT WITH A PRE-FRONTAL TROUGH FROM
KESF TO KIAH TO KHDO. THE FRONT IS FCST TO MERGE WITH THE PRE
FRONTAL TROUGH BUT AGAIN NOT MUCH CONFIDENCE IN THIS OCCURRING.
RADAR IMAGERY SHOWS A WEAK SEA BREEZE OR PERHAPS AN OUTFLOW
PUSHING TO THE THE NORTH. DAYTIME HEATING ON SUNDAY WILL ALLOW FOR
SOME AFTN SHRA/TSRA BUT FCST SOUNDINGS ON SUNDAY DON`T LOOK
UNSTABLE SO WILL CARRY JUST SHOWERS DURING THE AFTN. 43

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.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 352 PM CDT SAT JUN 27 2015/

DISCUSSION...
THE NORTHEASTERN TEXAS BOUNDARY SLOWLY ADVANCING SOUTH THIS
AFTERNOON...ANALYZED JUST NORTH OF THE FORECAST AREA WITH A
POSSIBLE NEAR STATIONARY OLD OUTFLOW BOUNDARY DRAPED ACROSS THE
NORTHWESTERN CWA. WESTERLY WINDS MAY HAVE DELAYED THE ONSET OF
THE SEA BREEZE BUT CONVECTION HAS DEVELOPED PARALLEL TO IT THROUGH
COASTAL MATAGORDA...BRAZORIA...AND GALVESTON COUNTIES. WSR-88D
DISPLAYED NEAR 50 KT INBOUNDS WITH THE STRONGEST CLUSTER PASSING
ACROSS EXTREME SOUTHEASTERN BRAZORIA COUNTY. CURRENT THINKING IS
THAT...AS TEMPERATURES EXCEED THE 90F MARK...THERE SHOULD BE AN
AREA OF CONVERGENCE BETWEEN THE APPROACHING (DRY) FRONT AND THE
SEA BREEZE/SOUTHERN COUNTY OUTFLOW MESO BOUNDARIES. ANTICIPATING
THAT TSRA ACTIVITY WILL BEGIN TO BECOME BETTER ORGANIZED ACROSS
THE CENTRAL CWA LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND PERSIST ON THROUGH LATE
EVENING...POSSIBLY LINGERING INTO THE EARLY SUNDAY MORNING HOURS.

TOMORROW`S FORECAST CALLS FOR A REGENERATION OF CONVECTION ALONG
RESIDUAL OUTFLOW BOUNDARIES LAYING WITHIN A A GREATER THAN 1.75
INCH PWAT SOUTHERN FORECAST AREA ENVIRONMENT. POSSIBLY A SLOWER
START IF UNDER MORNING OVERCAST...ONCE LATE MORNING INTO EARLY
AFTERNOON CONVECTIVE TEMPERATURES OF AROUND 87 F ARE MET THE
COMMENCEMENT OF CLUSTERING RAIN WITH EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS SHOULD
AFFECT THE SOUTHERN THIRD OF THE FORECAST AREA...CLOSER TO THE
COAST AND POINTS OFFSHORE. SUBSEQUENT DAY PRECIPITATION PROBABILITIES
WILL BE DEPENDENT UPON WHAT REMAINING BOUNDARIES ARE EXISTENT FROM
PREVIOUS DAY`S CONVECTION. MODEST EARLY WEEK AFTERNOON RAIN CHANCES
ONCE THE UPPER 80S ARE MET...OVERALL MOISTURE VALUES TO REMAIN
ABOVE 1.6 INCH PWATS. TEXAS REMAINS WITHIN A HEIGHT WEAKNESS CHANNEL
GOING INTO EARLY JULY...MODEST DIURNAL RAIN CHANCES THROUGH WEDNESDAY.
WESTERN CONUS RIDGING NEVER DOES EXPAND FAR ENOUGH EASTWARD TO
COMPLETELY SHUT OFF RAIN CHANCES...SLIGHT CHANCES TO ACCOUNT FOR
SEA BREEZE BEHAVIOR DURING THE DAYS LEADING UP TO THE FOURTH OF
JULY. 31

MARINE...
A LIGHT TO MODERATE SOUTHWEST FLOW IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH
MONDAY AS SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE REMAINS CENTERED OVER THE GULF OF
MEXICO...WITH SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM CHANCES PERSISTING OVER THE
NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. A FRONTAL BOUNDARY IS EXPECTED TO STALL INLAND
TONIGHT AND THEN BECOMING DIFFUSE ON SUNDAY. INCREASING ONSHORE
WINDS AND WAVES ARE EXPECTED BY THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK AS A
SERIES OF LOW PRESSURE SYSTEMS CROSS THE CENTRAL PLAINS. 33

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.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
COLLEGE STATION (CLL)      90  74  90  74  91 /  40  40  30  10  40
HOUSTON (IAH)              92  75  91  74  91 /  60  60  50  30  40
GALVESTON (GLS)            90  78  88  79  89 /  30  50  50  30  40

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