|SUNDAY, MARCH 9, 2014
CLOUDY SKIES AND A CHANCE OF SHOWERS TO REMAIN IN OUR PICTURE THROUGH TUESDAY
Mostly cloudy and cool to mild this afternoon with a 60% chance of showers. High temperatures will be in the mid-60's. Look for northerly winds at 10-15 mph. It will be cloudy and cool tonight with a 30% chance of showers. Low temperatures will be in the low-50's. Expect northerly winds at 5-10 mph. Monday should bring mostly cloudy skies and cool to mild weather with a 30% chance of showers, increasing to a 60% chance Monday night. High temperatures will be in the upper-60's. Expect easterly winds at 5-10 mph. It will be mostly cloudy and mild on Tuesday, with a 60% chance of showers or isolated thunderstorms, decreasing to a 30% chance later in the day. Winds will be from the northeast at 5-10 mph. High temperatures will range from near 70 on the Island to the mid-70's inland.
SYNOPSIS AND OUTLOOK:
More clouds and a good chance of showers is in our picture as a weak cold front lingers along coast an upper-level low and trough to our west moves through Mexico.
At the surface, a weak cold front is located just offshore along the Texas coast. The front extends from Mexico northeastward to a low along the Louisiana/Arkansas border. The front then extends eastward to lows near North Carolina and Virginia. Elsewhere, high pressure is in control across the center of the country, while a cold front is moving into the Pacific Northwest. The upper-level map shows a more amplified pattern with a high pressure ridge building along the West Coast and a low pressure trough and developing upper-level low digging deep into the Desert Southwest.
Mostly cloudy skies and mild to cool temperatures will prevail into Tuesday, with rain chances remaining high. A weak cold front along the Texas coast and an upper-level low developing over northern Mexico, will provide the trigger for some rain and showers over the next three days. Another cold front will reach the coast by Wednesday, bringing clearing skies and cooler temperatures to our area.
The Tropical Atlantic Basin is quiet and tropical cyclone development not expected over the coming 48-hours.