Hazy wth early fog but Heat Index Temperatures will be near 107 degrees

Friday Weather 6-17-22

 

 

Victoria, Today: Mostly sunny skies with moderate winds while temperatures stay around average.  High: 96 degrees. Winds: SE 5-10 mph.  Widespread haze due to the Saharan Dust.  A 20% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms between Noon and 4 pm.  Patchy fog before 9 am.  Heat Index Value Temperatures will be near 107 degrees.
Friday Night: Mostly clear skies with breezy winds while temperatures stay around average.  Low: 75 degrees. Winds: SE 5-10 mph.  Widespread haze due to the Saharan Dust.  A 10% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Saturday: Sunny skies with breezy winds while temperatures stay above average.  High: 97 degrees. Winds: SE 10-15/G20 mph.  Widespread haze due to the Saharan Dust.  A 20% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Heat Index Value Temperatures will be near 105 degrees.
Saturday Night: Mostly clear skies with breezy winds while temperatures stay around average.  Low: 74 degrees. Winds: SE 15-20/G25 mph but lessening after Midnight.  Widespread haze due to the Saharan Dust.  A 10% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Extended Forecast: Sunday through Friday:

Sunday:  Sunny skies with moderate winds while temperatures stay above average.  High: 100/75 degrees. Winds: SE 10-15/G20 mph.  Widespread haze due to the Saharan Dust.  A 10% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Monday: Sunny skies with breezy winds while temperatures stay above average.  High: 99/76 degrees. Winds: SE 10-15/G20 mph.  Widespread haze due to the Saharan Dust. A 10% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Tuesday: Sunny skies with breezy winds while temperatures stay around average.  High: 98/76 degrees. Winds: SE 15 mph.  Widespread haze due to the Saharan Dust. A 20% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Wednesday: Sunny skies with moderate winds while temperatures stay above average.  High: 98/75 degrees. Winds: SE 15 mph.  Widespread haze due to the Saharan Dust.  A 20% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Thursday: Sunny skies with moderate winds while temperatures stay above average.  High: 100/75 degrees. Winds: S 15 mph.  Widespread haze due to the Saharan Dust.  A 10% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.
Friday: Sunny skies with breezy winds while temperatures stay above average.  High: 100/75 degrees. Winds: SE 20 mph.  Widespread haze due to the Saharan Dust.  A 10% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Synopsis: High pressure continues to strengthen over the Crossroads while a ridge of high pressure builds over the Great Plains.  On Friday some disturbances will move into the area along the edge of the high, increasing moisture levels to just under 2”.  Rain chances will increase for Victoria but will stay on the low side (20 percent) while the rest of South Texas stays hot and dry as time moves into the weekend.

The increased moisture and the weakening of the winds (after fast upper-level winds moved through last night) will bring some early morning fog.  This could affect the morning commute with lower visibilities.  Heat Index Value Temperatures will range from 105-109 degrees on Friday and Saturday.  So, remember to practice heat safety, stay hydrated and limit time outdoors.

Haze will stick around as long as the Saharan Dust does for part of the weekend.  Again, cool pictures of the sunrise and sunsets are a nice surprise with the haze.

For the long-term period, Saturday through Thursday, high-pressure strengthens and sits pretty stationary over a good portion of the United States pretty much from Texas and to the north.  This high will start to breakdown during the early part of the work week.  This will keep hot and dry conditions right through the weekend.

Some troughs could move into the area early next week that could bring some rain showers. Moisture levels will be round 1.5”, but higher to the south of the area, making rain chances better to the south.  The sea breeze, meeting up with the troughs could be enough to trigger some isolated showers in the Crossroads.

The Saharan Dust could move out of the area by Saturday night, but a new plume of dust could move in by Tuesday morning.  Heat indices will stay in the 105–109-degree range for the rest of the forecast period.  In some spots, overnight temperatures will not fall out of the 80’s (especially along the coast).

Tropical Update:  Disorganized areas of low-pressure storms are bringing rain to Honduras.  This feature is continuing to move north northwest and into the coast which will weaken the system.  This movement will keep the further development chances near 10 percent for the next 48-hours and over the next 5-days.