Cooler with rain chances for Friday and the weekend before a work week warm up

Friday Weather 8-5-22

 

 

Victoria, Texas-: Tonight: Partly cloudy skies with breezy winds while temperatures stay around average.  Low: 75 degrees. Winds: SE 10-15 mph becoming light after Midnight.  20% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Saturday: Mostly sunny skies with moderate winds while temperatures stay around average.  High: 93 degrees. Winds: SE 10-15 mph.  A 60% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear skies with breezy winds while temperatures stay around average.  Low: 76 degrees. Winds: SE 5-15/G20 mph becoming light after Midnight.  20% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Sunday: Mostly sunny skies with breezy winds while temperatures stay around average.  High: 93 degrees. Winds: SE 5-15/G20 mph.  A 30% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms after 1 pm.  

Sunday Night: Mostly clear skies with breezy winds while temperatures stay around average.  Low: 75 degrees. Winds: SE 10-15/G20 mph becoming light after Midnight.  10% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Extended Forecast: Monday through Saturday: 

Monday: Mostly sunny skies with moderate winds while temperatures stay around average.  High: 94/75 degrees. Winds: SE 10-15 mph.  A 30% chance of scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms after 1 pm.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny skies with moderate winds while temperatures stay around average.  High: 95/75 degrees. Winds: SE 15 mph.  A 30% chance of scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms after 1 pm.

Wednesday: Sunny skies with light winds while temperatures stay around average.  High: 95/76 degrees. Winds: SE 10 mph.  A 30% chance of scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

Thursday: Mostly sunny skies with light winds while temperatures stay around average.  High: 94/75 degrees. Winds: SE 10 mph.  A 20% chance of AM scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.

Friday: Partly cloudy skies with light winds while temperatures stay around average.  High: 96/75 degrees. Winds: SE 10 mph.  A 60% chance of scattered AM showers and thunderstorms.

Saturday: Mostly sunny skies with moderate winds while temperatures stay around average.  High: 96/75 degrees. Winds: SE 15 mph.  A 20% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.  

Synopsis: Hot and humid conditions will continue with the best rain chances over the weekend and into the work week.

Winds, lift and unstable air (with high moisture levels) lie out in the Gulf that should start pushing into South Texas on Friday and Saturday.  The furthest west part of the trough will move into the Crossroads Thursday night and should start moving over the viewing area by Friday night and into Saturday.

Between the increasing moisture along with the weather disturbances, the warming of the sun should produce some showers out over the open water by 1 am on Friday.  Showers could fire up over the coast and further inland by Friday afternoon.  Heat indices on Friday will be near 105 degrees.

For the long-term period, Saturday through Thursday, high pressure in the Plains will start to move off to the northeast while a trough of low-pressure, unstable air and moisture move from east to west across the viewing area.

High pressure will be mostly to the north which will leave the southern edge of the high-pressure vulnerable for weather disturbances to push into the viewing area during the Monday/Tuesday time frame.  There will be lift (air and moisture running into one another), 2.0″ of moisture and additional lift along the Seabreeze that could trigger these rain showers.  High pressure will move back in by the middle of the week allowing for sunshine and dry, hot conditions.  The extra cloud cover and potential rain will keep Saturday’s temperatures down (coolest day of the week).  During the middle of the week, temperatures will be on the rise again as heat indices in some spots climb to 110 degrees or more.

Over the weekend and into next week, rip tides could be high so be careful on the water.  This could continue through the week.

 

Tropical Update: There is not any tropical storm or hurricane activity expected over the next 48 hours.