SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2016
PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY AND MILDER THIS AFTERNOON WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
PARTLY CLOUDY AND COOL TONIGHT WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS OR ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
PARTLY CLOUDY AND MILD TOMORROW WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS OR ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
SUNNY AND MILD ON TUESDAY
Partly to mostly cloudy and mild today with a 20% chance of showers. High temperatures be in the low-70's. Expect southerly winds at 10-15 mph. We should see partly cloudy skies and cool temperatures tonight with a 20% chance of showers or isolated thunderstorms. Overnight lows will be near 60. Look for southwest winds at 10-15 mph.
Tomorrow will bring partly cloudy skies and mild temperatures with a 30% chance of showers or isolated thunderstorms, decreasing to a 20% chance later in the day. Highs will range from the low-70's in Galveston to the mid-70's on the mainland. Expect southwest winds at 10-15 mph. On Tuesday, we can expect sunny skies and mild conditions. Highs will range from the low-70's on the Island to the mid-70's inland. Look for southeast winds at 5-10 mph.
SYNOPSIS AND OUTLOOK
A weak cold front moved through the area yesterday bringing somewhat cooler temperatures to the area. Milder conditions are likely through tomorrow, along with a slight chance of rain, as moisture levels slowly increase and another weak cold front nears the coast before stalling.
This morning, a semi-stationary cold front extends eastward from the western Gulf of Mexico to the Florida Keys and the Bahamas. To our north, another weak cold front extends east from New Mexico and the Texas Panhandle to a low in Oklahoma to Arkansas. Elsewhere, a third cold front is moving into eastern Colorado, Nebraska and South Dakota with a surface low over North Dakota while high pressure lingers over Nevada.
At the upper-levels we seeing a slightly less amplified pattern with a large upper-level low over eastern Canada and an associated trough digging south over New England. To the west, a pressure ridge is over the central and northern Plains with a weak short-wave trough tracking east out of the central and northern Rockies. while high pressure generally continues along the West Coast.
Mixed clouds and a slight chance of rain will prevail through tomorrow along with slightly milder temperatures. Rain chances will be best after midnight tonight and early tomorrow. A weak cold front should stall before reaching the coast, with drier air moving in on Tuesday along with sunny skies.
Storm development is not expected in the Tropical Atlantic Basin at this time.