Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX
700 PM CDT Thu May 17 2018

.AVIATION...
VFR. Take today`s flying conditions and that is likely what you
will experience tomorrow...barring a rogue cumulus cloud or two.
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.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 419 PM CDT Thu May 17 2018/

DISCUSSION...
Another hot/dry day across SE TX today with some records highs
prepared to fall (or very near) this afternoon (Galveston/IAH).
Patchy fog possible again tonight across areas W/SW of Houston
likely lingering through mid Fri morning. The return of south-
east winds tomorrow could bring an end to the streak of record
setting days as the onshore flow helps to modify things.

As the upper ridge breaks down over the weekend (likely as the
response to a series of shortwaves rotating around the base of
elongated trof axis along the west coast), we should be seeing
slightly better rain chances over the weekend as the seabreeze
tries to get things going. However, the better chances to hold
until the start of next week (when weak disturbances come into
play with the seabreeze). Additionally models are hinting that
increased PWs (1.6-1.8") are possible during that time period.
Drying pattern could be returning by the end of next week. 41

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MARINE...
Light s/sw winds today will strengthen tonight and become more
southerly on Friday as low pressure develops over the Texas
panhandle. Increasing winds and seas Friday night into Sunday will
probably require a combination of caution/advisory flags. Winds/seas
will weaken a touch going into early next week, but anticipate
onshore winds to continue.  47

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.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
College Station (CLL)      69  95  70  92  73 /  10  10  10   0  10
Houston (IAH)              72  95  73  91  73 /  10  10   0   0  10
Galveston (GLS)            76  87  77  87  77 /  10  10   0  10  10

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

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Discussion...42
Aviation/Marine...31


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