|TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2015
PARTLY CLOUDY AND MILD TODAY
MOSTLY CLOUDY AND MILD TOMORROW WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
>We should see partly cloudy skies and mild conditions this afternoon. High temperatures will be in the upper-70's. Winds will be from the south at 5-10 mph.
It will be partly to mostly cloudy and cool tonight. Overnight lows will be in the mid-60's. Look for southerly winds at 5-10 mph.
Wednesday will bring mostly cloudy skies and mild temperatures with a 20% chance of showers early, increasing to a 30% chance of showers or isolated thunderstorms. Highs will be in the mid-70's. Expect southerly winds at 10-15 mph
On Thursday, we should see partly cloudy skies and mild to warm temperatures with a 20% chance of showers. Afternoon highs will range from the upper-70's in Galveston to the low-80's on the mainland. Look for southerly winds at 10-15 mph
SYNOPSIS AND OUTLOOK:
Sunny, mild weather will gradually give way to increasing clouds and moisture levels through tomorrow as an upper-level disturbance brings a chance of showers or isolated thunderstorms. Rain chances will decrease on Thursday, along with warmer temperatures.
This morning, a stationary frontal boundary stretches from a ow in the Oklahoma Panhandle across Arkansas and the Deep South to the Atlantic. Elsewhere, high pressure is located over the Gulf of Mexico, Tennessee and much of the Rockies and northern Plains. To the northeast, a stationary frontal boundary loops south across Minnesota to a low east of Chicago and further east across Ohio. In the West, a Pacific cold front is moving eastward across northern California, Oregon and Washington, while far to the east, a cold front is pushing into New England.
At the upper-levels we seeing a mildly amplified flow with a low pressure trough digging southward over New England, a high pressure ridge over the central and northern Rockies and an upper-level low and trough in the Pacific west of Baja California.
Mild spring weather today will gradually give way to increasing clouds and humidity levels as southerly winds bring low-level moisture back to Southeast Texas. We should see some increase in rain chances by Wednesday as the upper-level system now in the Pacific moves eastward. Rain chances will diminish late in the week, but then re-appear near the weekend as a cold front drifts southward through Texas and stalls near the coast.
The Tropical Atlantic Basin continues to be quiet overall with no active tropical cyclones and tropical development not expected over the coming 48-hours.