Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS San Angelo, TX
FXUS64 KSJT 191016
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service SAN ANGELO TX
416 AM CST Thu Jan 19 2017
(Tonight and Tonight)
A nice day shaping up for West Central Texas with sunny skies and
above normal temperatures, although it will be breezy. Early this
morning, a fairly extensive area of shallow ground fog has developed
and is affecting areas south and east of a Coleman, San Angelo to
Ozona line. The densest fog is occurring along the Interstate 10
corridor, where visibilities have been fluctuating between 1/4 and
1/2 mile. Will hold off on a Dense Fog Advisory at this due to the
fluctuating visibilities but will include areas of fog in the
forecast through 9 AM.
Fog will burn off by mid morning, with sunny skies areawide for the
rest of the day. Temperatures will warm up nicely today, with above
normal highs in the upper 60s and lower 70s. Southwest winds will
increase by mid morning and become gusty into the afternoon hours,
with gusts as high as 35 mph across Big Country and Concho Valley.
Winds will diminish by sunset, with mostly clear skies expected
tonight, with lows in the lower to middle 40s.
(Friday through Wednesday)
An upper level shortwave trough will swing across the Southern
Plains Friday, with a lee trough developing across the Texas
Panhandle into western Kansas. A tightening surface pressure
gradient will result in gusty southwest winds of 15 to 25 mph. High
temperatures will be in the upper 60s to lower 70s, with overnight
lows in the 40s.
An upper level low will move across North Texas late Saturday into
Sunday, driving a Pacific front through the region. Isolated to
scattered showers will be possible mainly Saturday, although
rainfall amounts will remain light. Southwest winds of 15 to 25 mph
are forecast Saturday, with high temperatures in the mid to upper
60s. Winds will become northwest Saturday evening and increase to 20
to 30 mph, with higher gusts. These winds will slowly subside by mid
to late afternoon Sunday. Highs on Sunday behind the front will be
slightly cooler, in the mid 50s to lower 60s.
Shortwave ridging will result in unseasonably warm temperatures on
Monday, with highs in the low to mid 70s, although some locations
may top out in the upper 70s. The next upper level trough is
forecast to swing across the Plains Tuesday, sending a cold front
through the forecast area. Cooler temperatures are expected with
highs in the 60s on Tuesday and in the 50s on Wednesday.
.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Abilene 69 44 70 46 / 5 0 0 5
San Angelo 71 43 72 45 / 5 0 0 5
Junction 72 43 76 46 / 5 0 5 10
Brownwood 72 43 72 45 / 5 0 5 10
Sweetwater 69 44 68 47 / 0 0 0 5
Ozona 70 41 70 43 / 5 0 0 5