FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2016
SOME FOG EARLY, BECOMING SUNNY AND MILD THIS AFTERNOON
CLEAR TO PARTLY CLOUDY AND COOLER TONIGHT WITH SOME FOG LATE
PARTLY CLOUDY AND COOL TOMORROW
PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS ON SUNDAY
Some fog early this morning will give way to sunny and mild conditions this afternoon. High temperatures will range from the low-70's in Galveston to the mid-70's on the mainland. Expect southwest winds at 5-10 mph. We should see clear to partly cloudy skies and cooler temperatures tonight with some fog. Overnight lows will be in the low-50's. Look for northeast winds at 5-10 mph.
Tomorrow will bring partly cloudy skies and cool temperatures. Highs will range from the low-60's in Galveston to the mid-60's on the mainland. Expect easterly winds at 10-15 mph. On Sunday, we can expect sunny to partly to mostly cloudy skies with a 20% chance of showers. Highs will range from the mid-60's on the Island to the upper-60's inland. Look for southeast winds at 10-15 mph.
SYNOPSIS AND OUTLOOK
Dry, cool air over Texas will gradually give way to mild temperatures and slowly increasing humidity levels later today. A weak cold front will move through the area tonight bringing somewhat cooler weather for Saturday. We will see increasing clouds and a chance of showers on Sunday ahead of another cold front.
This morning, high pressure sits over Arizona, while a cold front is moving slowly south through Texas with the elongated frontal boundary extending from extreme southern New Mexico across Texas to a low near Lufkin. The front then continues on east across the Deep South to a low off the South Carolina coast. Elsewhere, a stationary frontal boundary extends northward from western Kansas to the Canadian Rockies, while far to the west, a Pacific cold front is approaching the West Coast. Finally, another cold front extends across the western Great Lakes to a low in eastern Canada.
At the upper-levels we continue in an amplified pattern with a broad upper-level trough over New England and the Middle Atlantic region and a large high pressure ridge remains over the western half of the country.
Sunny skies and mild temperatures today will give way to somewhat cooler conditions as a weak cold front drifts into Southeast Texas and stalls on Saturday and Sunday, bringing easterly winds and somewhat cooler temperatures on Saturday. There will be a slight chance of rain and cool conditions on Sunday and Monday as another cold front reaches the coast. This should be followed by another round of sunny, dry weather next week.
Storm development is not expected in the Tropical Atlantic Basin at this time.