Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX
FXUS64 KHGX 250450
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX
1150 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2016
Concerns for the 06z TAFs include low stratus development tonight
and isolated showers near the inland terminals Wednesday afternoon
Low stratus continues to overspread the Southeast Texas terminals
late this evening, with MVFR ceilings generally 1-2kft AGL
observed along and south of a Brenham to Cleveland line. Where
low level winds above the surface have been lighter (generally
more sheltered locations), IFR ceilings have been able to develop.
Expect low stratus to continue to push farther inland tonight,
with ceilings fluctuating between high end IFR and MVFR for most
of the night. Should see improvement to VFR by midday. Isolated
rain showers will be possible Wednesday afternoon and evening,
with southerly to southeasterly winds ranging between 5 and 15
knots through the period. Another round of MVFR to possibly IFR
stratus is expected again Wednesday night.
.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 935 PM CDT TUE MAY 24 2016/
No significant updates tonight...just minor tweaks to the
through Wednesday temperature/moisture/precipitation grids.
Another very humid evening with regional minimum temperatures
only falling into the average middle 70s...high to mid overcast
with a southeast breeze inhibiting any mentionable early Wednesday
fog development. Pacific moisture riding up and over the near
flattened upper ridge will make for a mostly overcast Wednesday.
Mid to upper cloud cover similar to today`s will be transparent
enough to still allow that late May sun to work on the surface in
producing mid to upper 80F afternoon temperatures. Slight rain
chances will exist tomorrow purely due to the fact that warming
into the lower 80s will produce light showers within such a humid
air mass...speed convergence near coastal sct -shra/sprinkles
before noon to maybe under-the-cap isolated afternoon -tsra further
.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
College Station (CLL) 75 88 74 81 72 / 10 20 20 50 30
Houston (IAH) 76 86 75 85 74 / 10 20 10 40 30
Galveston (GLS) 78 84 77 82 77 / 10 10 10 30 20
GM...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION until 7 AM CDT Wednesday FOR
THE FOLLOWING ZONES: Coastal waters from Freeport to the
Matagorda Ship Channel out 20 NM...Coastal waters from High
Island to Freeport out 20 NM...Waters from Freeport to the
Matagorda Ship Channel from 20 to 60 NM...Waters from High
Island to Freeport from 20 to 60 NM.