Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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FXUS64 KHGX 180905
AFDHGX

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
405 AM CDT FRI APR 18 2014

.DISCUSSION...
SOUTHEAST TEXAS WILL SEE DECREASING CLOUD COVER TODAY AS SOME DRIER
AIR WORKS INTO THE AREA FROM THE NORTH. AN ONSHORE FLOW DEVELOPS
OVER THE WEEKEND AS SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE MOVES OFF TO THE EAST.
RAIN WILL REMAIN OUT OF THE FORECAST UNTIL SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY
WHEN THE NEXT SYSTEM MOVES EASTWARD ACROSS THE SOUTHERN PLAINS.
THIS SYSTEM SHOULD BRING A WEAK FRONTAL BOUNDARY INTO THE AREA ON
TUESDAY. AFTER A BRIEF PERIOD OF NORTH WINDS ON TUESDAY AND TUESDAY
NIGHT...WINDS COME BACK AROUND TO THE SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST BEGINNING
ON WEDNESDAY AND PERSIST THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK. OVERALL...NEAR
NORMAL TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE AREA OVER THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS WITH
NOT MUCH RAINFALL.  42
&&

.MARINE...
THE PASSAGE OF A WEAK NORTHERN BOUNDARY THIS MORNING WILL MAINTAIN A
BACKED 10 TO 15 KT NORTHEAST WIND THROUGH THE EARLY AFTERNOON. HIGH
PRESSURE MOVING ACROSS THE WESTERN GULF OVER THE WEEKEND WILL TURN A
LIGHT AND VARIABLE LATE FRIDAY BREEZE BACK AROUND TO ONSHORE BY MID
SATURDAY. LIGHT ONSHORE FLOW FROM MID SATURDAY THROUGH EARLY
TUESDAY...WHERE AN APPROACHING INLAND BOUNDARY VEERS LIGHT WINDS
MORE WESTERLY. THE MID TO LATE WEEK ONSHORE GRADIENT TIGHTENS BACK
UP BETWEEN SOUTHEASTERN U.S. HIGH PRESSURE AND LOWERING WESTERN
PLAINS PRESSURE. 31

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
COLLEGE STATION (CLL)      77  58  80  59  80 /  10  10  10  10  10
HOUSTON (IAH)              79  59  80  60  81 /  10  10  10  10  10
GALVESTON (GLS)            75  65  76  64  77 /  10  10  10  10  10

&&

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

$$

DISCUSSION...42
AVIATION/MARINE...31



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