TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2015
PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY AND MILD THROUGH TOMORROW
MOSTLY CLOUDY AND BREEZY ON THANKSGIVING WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS OR ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
Partly to mostly cloudy and milder today. High temperatures will be in the low-70's. Expect easterly winds at 10-15 mph this afternoon. We should see partly to mostly cloudy skies and mild temperatures tonight. Overnight lows will be in the mid-60's. Look for southeast winds at 10-15 mph.
Wednesday will bring partly to mostly cloudy skies and mild temperatures. Highs will be in the mid-70's. Expect easterly winds at 10-15 mph. On Thursday we can expect mostly cloudy skies. breezy conditions and mild temperatures with a 20% chance of showers early, increasing to a 30% chance of showers or isolated thunderstorms later in the day. Highs will be in the upper-70's. Look for southeast winds at 15-20 mph.
SYNOPSIS AND OUTLOOK
Milder temperatures and increasing clouds are in our the picture as we move towards Thanksgiving. A chance of rain will appear by Thursday with slightly better chances on Friday as a cold front slips slowly south into Texas and deep Gulf moisture returns to the area.
This morning, a stationary front extends from the northwest Caribbean Sea to eastern Cuba. High pressure is situated over the southern tier of states from Alabama to northern Mexico and West Texas. Elsewhere, an elongated and partly stationary frontal boundary stretches from the Ohio Valley with a series of attached lows from the Black Hills of South Dakota to Oregon. A Pacific cold front is moving ashore over Oregon, while to the north, a slow-moving cold front is sliding south along the Canadian/US border from Vancouver Island eastward to the Great Lakes.
At the upper-levels, we are back to a somewhat amplified pattern with a low pressure trough digging south over New England and the Mid-Atlantic states, a broad high pressure ridge over the western Plains and Rockies, and a deep upper-level low pressure trough developing in the Pacific west of Oregon and Washington.
Milder temperatures and increasing clouds will appear as we move into the middle of the week. Thanksgiving appears to have mostly cloudy skies, mild temperatures and a chance of showers. Rain chances will increase some as we head into the weekend. The weather outlook then becomes complicated with a cold front moving into Texas and stalling. Our weather here will depend on whether the front stalls before it reaches the coast or after it moves into the Gulf of Mexico. We should have a better idea of what will happen as we get a little deeper into this week.
Storm development is not expected in the Tropical Atlantic Basin at this time.