Sun and summer heat continue

Sunday Weather 7-24-22

 

Victoria, Texas-: TonightMostly clear skies with breezy winds while temperatures stay around average.  Low: 76 degrees. Winds: SE 10-15/G20 mph.  10% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Monday: Sunny skies with moderate winds while temperatures stay around average.  High: 96 degrees. The heat indices will be near 107 degrees.  Winds: SE 5-10 mph.  A 10% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Monday Night: Mostly clear skies with moderate winds while temperatures stay around average.  Low: 76 degrees. Winds: SE 10-15 mph becoming light after Midnight.  10% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Tuesday: Sunny skies with moderate winds while temperatures stay around average.  High: 95/76 degrees. Winds: SE 10-15 mph.  A 10% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Tuesday Night: Mostly clear skies with moderate winds while temperatures stay around average.  Low: 76 degrees. Winds: SE 10-15 mph becoming light after Midnight.  10% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Extended ForecastWednesday through Monday

Wednesday: Mostly sunny skies with breezy winds while temperatures stay around average.  High: 94/77 degrees. Winds: SE 10-15/G20 mph.  A 20% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms after 1 pm.

Thursday: Sunny skies with moderate winds while temperatures stay around average.  High: 94/77 degrees. Winds: SE 15 mph.  A 20% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Friday: Sunny skies with moderate winds while temperatures stay around average.  High: 95/77 degrees. Winds: SE 15 mph.  A 20% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.

 

Saturday: Sunny skies with moderate winds while temperatures stay around average.  High: 95/74 degrees. Winds: SE 15 mph.  A 20% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Sunday: Mostly sunny skies with moderate winds while temperatures stay around average.  High: 97/76 degrees. Winds: SE 15 mph.  A 20% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Monday: Partly cloudy skies with moderate winds while temperatures stay around average.  High: 96/76 degrees. Winds: SE 15 mph.  A 20% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Synopsis: Cloud cover, rain, the Seabreeze and the cooler outflow storm air helped to keep the area temperatures below heat advisory level on Saturday.  A low-pressure system in the Western Gulf of Mexico (southeast of the Texas coast) moved into northern Mexico (south of Brownsville) on Sunday morning.  There were a few isolated/scattered showers over the water, but moisture amounts were greatly reduced further inland over the land where showers were at a minimum.  Later on, Sunday, rain chances reduced as the trough moved further away, and high pressure to the north moved closer to the area.  This pushing down from the high-pressure started to stifle rain activity developing a CAP/LID on the atmosphere.  Lift created by the Seabreeze could fathom up an isolated shower or two, but these rain chances will stay around 20 percent.  Sunday’s heat indices will be in the 105–110-degree range while winds could be a little bit gusty as times.

For the long-term period, Monday through Saturday, high-pressure will be sitting over the Southern Plains early in the week.  The high will start to move further east during this time period but by the middle of the week the high will move even further east leaving South Texas out of the influence of the high-pressure. The Crossroads will sit on the western edge of the high-pressure.

This will open up the door for more Gulf moisture to move from south to north and up into South Texas.  More moisture means more rain chances especially along the Seabreeze where upward lift is generated.  The clouds will equate to cooler temperatures, especially if rain develops but the rain chances will stay between 20-30 percent later in the week.  This cooler weather might not warrant heat advisories, but it still warrants practicing heat safety as temperatures (heat indices) stay between 105-110 degrees.

If humidity levels fall just enough, dry fuels prevail, and gusty winds exist just enough then early in the week there could be fire weather conditions.

 

Tropical Weather Update: There is not any tropical storm

or hurricane activity expected over the next 48 hours.