A Dense Fog Advisory in place until 8 am Friday

Friday Weather 1-14-22

 

VICTORIA, Texas-: Today: Sunny skies with light winds while temperatures stay above average.  High: 76 degrees. Winds: S 5-10 mph.  A 10% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Areas of dense fog this morning.

 

Friday Night: Partly cloudy skies with breezy winds while temperatures stay above average.  Low: 51 degrees. Winds: SE 10-20/G25 mph (NW winds after Midnight).

Saturday: Mostly cloudy skies gradually becoming sunny with breezy winds while temperatures stay below average.  High: 58 degrees. Winds: N 20-25/G30 mph.  A 10% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms before Noon.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear skies with breezy winds while temperatures stay below average.  Low: 33 degrees. Winds: NW 10-20/G30 mph.

Extended Forecast: Sunday through Friday:    

Sunday: Sunny skies with moderate winds while temperatures stay above average.  High: 57/35 degrees. Winds: NW 10-15/G20 mph.  A 10% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Monday: 
Sunny skies with light winds while temperatures stay around average.  High: 67/43 degrees. Winds: SW 5-10 mph.  A 10% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Tuesday: Sunny skies with moderate winds while temperatures stay above average.  High: 74/57 degrees. Winds: S 15 mph.  A 10% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Wednesday:  Partly cloudy skies with light winds while temperatures stay above average.  High: 79/53 degrees. Winds: SW 10 mph.  A 10% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Thursday: Cloudy skies (PM Showers) with moderate winds while temperatures stay above average.  High: 62/37 degrees. Winds: N 15 mph.  A 30% chance of early scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Friday: Cloudy skies (AM Showers) with light winds while temperatures stay below average.  High: 48/38 degrees. Winds: N 10 mph.  A 40% chance of early scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Synopsis: Thursday night will see mostly clear skies, light winds and dry conditions while temperatures drop into the 40’s and 50’s.

High pressure will offer plenty of sunshine before shifting off to the east on Friday, which will allow for warm, moist air to move up from the Gulf (south).  This warmer (low-level) air will allow temperatures to climb into the 70’s and 80’s on Friday.  This moisture could allow for some patchy fog Friday night before a cold front pushes in later on Friday night and Saturday morning.

In the long term for the extended period, days 3 to 7, Saturday through Thursday, that cold front should push through the area on Saturday morning.

Winds out of the north will be strong as cold, dry air moves into South Texas early on Saturday. A Wind Advisory could be issued as winds out of the north will range from 25-30 mph along with gusts up to 45 mph.  A Gale Watch (39-54 mph) is in effect over the waters Saturday through Sunday morning.

Dry conditions with a relative humidity value around 15 percent, combined with the potential 40 mph winds will lead to Elevated Fire Weather conditions Saturday afternoon.

Some spots in the northern portion of the viewing area could see freezing conditions but a widespread freeze should stay out of the equation due to the winds mixing the air around.  Why, the winds will pull warmer air that was above the surface down to the ground and should deflate chances for widespread freezing.

Wind chills over the weekend could feel like the 20’s while some spots once again could drop down below freezing on Sunday night.  These areas will be confined to the northern portion of the viewing area.

The winds should start to lessen during the day on Sunday and eventually becoming light Sunday night and Monday.

Airflow out of the Gulf (south) will return on Monday night into Tuesday, allowing for warm, moist air (higher humidity levels) to move back into South Texas.  This will warm temperatures in the area through the middle of next week.

Later in the week, another cold front will move into South Texas, dropping temperatures and bringing rain showers.