Early fog, with afternoon haze, mostly sunny skies and temperatures near 100 degrees

Wednesday Weather 6-22-22

 

 

Victoria, Texas-: TodayMostly sunny skies with moderate winds while temperatures stay around average.  High: 96 degrees. Winds: SE 10-15 mph.  Heat Index Temperature will be near 100 degrees.  A 20% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms between 1 pm and 2 pm.  Patchy fog before 9 am.  Widespread haze after 1 pm.
Wednesday Night: Mostly clear skies with light winds while temperatures stay around average.  Low: 73 degrees. Winds: SE 10-15/G20 mph.  A 10% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Thursday: Sunny skies with light winds while temperatures stay above average.  High: 100 degrees. Winds: SE 5-10 mph.  A 10% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms. Heat Index Temperature will be near 105 degrees
Thursday Night: Mostly clear skies with light winds while temperatures stay around average.  Low: 74 degrees. Winds: SE 10-15 mph.  A 10% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Extended Forecast: Friday through Wednesday: 

Friday: Sunny skies with light winds while temperatures stay above average.  High: 100/74 degrees. Winds: S 5-10 mph.  A 10% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Saturday: Sunny skies with light winds while temperatures stay above average.  High: 98/74 degrees. Winds: SE 5-10 mph.  A 10% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Sunday:  Sunny skies with moderate winds while temperatures stay above average.  High: 99/75 degrees. Winds: S 15 mph.  A 10% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.
MondayMostly sunny skies with moderate winds while temperatures stay above average.  High: 100/75 degrees. Winds: SE 15 mph.  A 20% chance of PM scattered showers and thunderstorms.
 
Tuesday: Mostly sunny skies with moderate winds while temperatures stay above average.  High: 98/75 degrees. Winds: E 10 mph.  A 20% chance of PM scattered showers and thunderstorms.
 
Wednesday: Partly sunny skies with moderate winds while temperatures stay above average.  High: 98/76 degrees. Winds: SE 15 mph.  A 30% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Synopsis: Patchy fog will be possible again on (early) Wednesday morning mostly away from the coast.   Saharan Dust: The dust will bring back the hazy conditions that we experienced last week.  The dust first moved over the coastal areas last (Tuesday) night.  The rest of the dust will move over South Texas today (Wednesday). The haze will return under the partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies on Wednesday.  Temperatures will be hot, but the dust will keep the area a little cooler than the last few days.

Wednesday will see heat indices in the 105–109-degree range.  The lower dewpoints (lower moisture levels) and lower ambient overnight temperatures will keep some areas away from a Heat Advisory of a Heat Index Temperature of 105 degrees.

Disturbances moving through the southern portion of the high-pressure on the periphery of the feature will interact with low-moisture levels to produce a few showers during the early Wednesday morning hours.  Most of the rain will take place along the coast and out over the Gulf.  Some instability could be created from the sun on Wednesday that will move inland with the Seabreeze.

 

For the long-term period,  Thursday through Tuesday, high pressure will be in control of the area through the rest of the week and the weekend while slowly moving through the Southern Plains.   High pressure will remain over Texas but could start moving over the southeast.  A trough in the Gulf will start to move towards the west from the Central Gulf.  By Tuesday, rain chances will be on the increase in South Texas due to upward spinning in the atmosphere while moisture levels go up above 2″.  

Saharan Dust: The lingering dust could still impact the Crossroads during the early portion of the week until the dust clears out of the region once again.  Winds could be weak enough to stay away from (to not prompt) elevated fire weather territory even as relative humidity levels drop to between 25-35 percent.  Even if not under an advisory, fire ignition remains possible with the dry to critically dry, fuels.  So please take proper precautions to limit the potential of wildfires.

Tropical Update: Tropical Cyclone Activity is not expected over the next 48-Hours.