Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX
953 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

.DISCUSSION...
Just a few insignificant tweaks to tonight`s grids based on
trends/obs. Fog development will be slow to occur for most
locations and will need to wait for winds to further diminish
late tonight.

We did nudge up coastal high temps up tomorrow. Looks like a
pretty good setup for another record to fall at Galveston
(76/1937) and possibly Hobby (83/1972). Warm start to the day
combined w/ llvl southwesterly flow during most of the afternoon
hours looks favorable for such a scenario. 47

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 621 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017/
AVIATION...
With winds expected to decouple later this evening (and mostly
clear skies already in place) we should see the development of
patchy fog/low clouds overnight across much of SE TX. However,
will have to keep an eye on winds just above the surface (cur-
rently SW/S @25-35 knots) which could keep it a more lower CIG
forecast than VIS through sunrise. These conditions should im-
prove by 15Z tomorrow, with the cold front moving into the NRN
parts of the area (CLL) just after noon. The front should move
off the coast just after 00Z. 41

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
College Station (CLL)      61  79  44  65  43 /   0  10   0   0   0
Houston (IAH)              63  84  48  69  47 /   0  10  10   0   0
Galveston (GLS)            65  78  56  67  57 /   0  10  10   0   0

&&

.HGX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
TX...NONE.
GM...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION until 7 AM CST Friday for
     the following zones: Waters from Freeport to the Matagorda
     Ship Channel from 20 to 60 NM...Waters from High Island to
     Freeport from 20 to 60 NM.

&&

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