Fall begins today on the calendar but it felt more like summer never left

Thursday Weather 9-22-22

 

Victoria, Texas-: Tonight: Mostly clear skies with light winds while temperatures stay above average.  Low: 72 degrees. Winds: SE 5 mph becoming calm after Midnight.  10% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Friday: Sunny skies with light winds while temperatures stay above average.  High: 96 degrees. Winds: SE 5-10 mph.  A 10% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Friday Night: Clear skies with light winds while temperatures stay around average.  Low: 73 degrees. Winds: SE 5-10 mph becoming calm after Midnight.  10% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Extended Forecast: Saturday through Friday:

Saturday: Sunny skies with light winds while temperatures stay below average.  High: 94/73 degrees. Winds: SE 5-10 mph.  A 10% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Sunday: Sunny skies with light winds while temperatures stay around average.  High: 94/72 degrees. Winds: SE 5 mph.  A 20% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms after 1 pm.

Monday: Sunny skies with light winds while temperatures stay around average.  High: 96/69 degrees. Winds: NE 10 mph.  A 20% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms after 1 pm.

Tuesday: Sunny skies with light winds while temperatures stay around average.  High: 91/66 degrees. Winds: NE 10 mph.  A 10% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Wednesday: Sunny skies with light winds while temperatures stay around average.  High: 90/63 degrees. Winds: NE 10 mph.  A 10% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Thursday: Sunny skies with light winds while temperatures stay around average.  High: 89/62 degrees. Winds: NE 10 mph.  A 10% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Friday: Sunny skies with light winds while temperatures stay around average.  High: 90/64 degrees. Winds: NE 10 mph.  A 10% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Synopsis: High pressure pushing down on the atmosphere kept the Crossroads dry on Wednesday and will continue to do so through Thursday night.  Some fog developed overnight on Wednesday but lifted Thursday morning.  Conditions Thursday night into Friday morning should be similar to the night/day before.

For the long term, Friday through Tuesday, high pressure in the area should keep the Crossroads dry right through the weekend.  A trough in northeast Mexico will move along the Rio Grande on Friday.  High pressure will move slightly east over the weekend which will allow some moisture to push into South Texas from out of the southeast/Gulf.  This could lead to some scattered showers as energy from some storms move in from the south.

The trough will move off to the east, and then a cold front will move from north to south across Texas from Sunday through Monday afternoon.  Daytime heating from the sun could lead to some showers along the coast.  Dry air will move in behind the front, and this dry air will put an end to rain chances through the middle of next week.

Tropical Update: Invest 98L has moved into the Windward Islands and has a 90 percent chance of development over the next 5-days.  It could take a week or more for this feature to make it to South Texas but strong rip currents and coastal flooding could be a problem next week no matter what this system turns into, or where it ends up landing if at all.  Hazardous coastal conditions could be an issue.