TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2017
SUNNY TO PARTLY CLOUDY AND MILDER THIS AFTERNOON
PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY AND COOL TONIGHT WITH PATCHY FOG AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH PATCHY FOG AND A CHANCE OF SHOWERS TOMORROW MORNING, BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY AND A LITTLE COOLER TOMORROW AFTERNOON
MOSTLY SUNNY, BREEZY AND COOL ON THURSDAY
Sunny to partly cloudy and milder today. High temperatures will range from the mid-70's in Galveston to the upper-70's on the mainland. Look for southerly winds at 10-15 mph.
Partly to mostly cloudy and cool tonight with patchy fog after midnight and a 20% chance of showers. Overnight lows will be in the mid-60's. Winds should be from the south at 10-15 mph.
Tomorrow, we should have mostly cloudy skies with patchy fog and a 30% chance of showers early, becoming partly cloudy and cooler later in the day. Highs will range from near 70 on the Island to the low-70's inland. We anticipate southwest winds at 5-10 mph early, becoming northwest at 10-20 mph later in the day.
On Thursday, look for mostly sunny skies, breezy conditions and cool temperatures. Highs will be in the low-60's. Expect northerly winds at 10-15 mph, with gusts to 20-mph.
SHORT -TERM OUTLOOK:Sunny skies, will give way to increasing clouds and milder temperatures this afternoon as southerly winds return to the area. We may see a chance of showers late tonight and early tomorrow along with some fog as a cold front moves through the area, with clearing skies and cooler temperatures in the picture for tomorrow afternoon and evening.
NATIONAL OUTLOOK:This morning, a Pacific cold front is moving east across West Texas with the front extending from northern Mexico to a low in western Kansas. A warm front extends southeastward from that low across Kansas, eastern Oklahoma and northern Arkansas. To the northeast, a surface low and attached frontal boundaries are producing freezing rain across large parts of New England, while over the west, a low is situated over northeastern Utah.
At the upper-levels, we continue to see an amplified flow with a deep upper-level low and attached trough over Virginia and North Carolina, a broad high pressure ridge over Texas, Louisiana and the southern Plains and a upper-level low low pressure trough over the western third of the country.
Milder temperatures and increasing clouds are in our picture as we move through the afternoon and evening. A chance of rain and some patchy fog will appear by early tomorrow morning ahead of a cold front expected to reach the coast sometime tomorrow afternoon. That should set the stage for mostly sunny, breezy and cool conditions on Thursday and Friday. Another weak cold front on Saturday should keep seasonably cool temperatures around for the weekend.
Tropical development is not currently expected in the Atlantic Basin.