WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2017
MOSTLY CLOUDY, BREEZY AND MILD WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
MOSTLY CLOUDY, BREEZY AND COOL TONIGHT WITH A GOOD CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
MOSTLY CLOUDY AND MILD TOMORROW WITH SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS EARLY, BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY TO MOSTLY SUNNY LATE IN THE DAY
PARTLY CLOUDY AND MILD ON FRIDAY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS FRIDAY NIGHT
Mostly cloudy and breezy today with a 50% chance of showers or thunderstorms. High temperatures will be in the upper-60's. Look for southerly winds at 10-20 mph.
Mostly cloudy and cool tonight with a 50% chance of showers or thunderstorms, increasing to a 70% chance after midnight. Overnight lows will range from the low-60's in Galveston to the upper-50's on the mainland. Winds should be from the south at 10-20 mph.
Tomorrow, we should have mostly cloudy skies with a 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms early, becoming partly cloudy to mostly sunny later in the day. Highs will range from the mid-60's in Galveston to the upper-60's on the mainland. We anticipate westerly winds at 5-10 mph..
On Friday, look for partly cloudy skies and mild temperatures, with a 50% chance of showers or thunderstorms Friday night. Highs will range from the low-70's on the Island to the upper-70's inland. Expect westerly winds at 5-10 mph.
SHORT -TERM OUTLOOK:Mostly cloudy skies will prevail today with a chance of showers or thunderstorms as an upper-level disturbance moves across Texas and a frontal boundary remains stalled just inland over Southeast Texas. Rain chances will increase tonight and early tomorrow as the upper-level low to our west moves into the Plains, followed by clearing skies tomorrow afternoon as drier air moves into the area.
NATIONAL OUTLOOK:This morning, a mostly stationary cold front extends from northern Mexico to a low just west of Brownsville. The front then continues northeastward over Southeast Texas and the Deep South to the Atlantic and a low near Long Island. Elsewhere, high pressure sits over Nebraska, while far to the west a slow-moving cold front is near the Pacific Northwest coast.
At the upper-levels, we continue to see a more amplified flow with a high pressure over Florida and the Southeastern U.S., an upper-low and associated trough over northern Illinois and the western Great Lakes, another upper-level low and trough over the Desert Southwest and a high pressure ridge nosing northwestward across California and the Great Basin region to the northern Rockies and Plains.
Relatively mild temperatures will continue with mostly cloudy skies and a chance of shower and thunderstorm activity prevailing through early Thursday as the upper-level low pressure trough to the west shifts slowly northeast and the stalled cold front remains over Southeast Texas. We should see clearing skies later tomorrow into Friday, with rain chances appearing again Friday night as another cold front pushes through the area.
Tropical development is not currently expected in the Atlantic Basin.