Sunny and warmer but the winds start to return

Friday Weather 4-8-22

 

Victoria, Texas-:  Tonight: Clear with light winds while temperatures stay below average.  Low: 49 degrees. Winds: NW 5-10 mph switching to the SE after Midnight.  10% chance of scattered showers and possible thunderstorms.

 

Saturday: Sunny skies with breezy winds while temperatures stay above average.  High: 85 degrees. Winds: S 15-20/G30 mph.  A 10% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear with breezy winds while temperatures stay above average.  Low: 63 degrees. Winds: SE 15-20/G30 mph.  10% chance of scattered showers and possible thunderstorms.

Extended Forecast: Sunday through Saturday: 

Sunday: Partly sunny skies with breezy winds while temperatures stay around average.  High: 82/68 degrees. Winds: S 15-25/G30.  A 10% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Monday: Mostly cloudy skies with breezy winds while temperatures stay above average.  High: 84/69 degrees. Winds: SE 15-25/G30.  A 10% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Tuesday: Mostly cloudy skies with breezy winds while temperatures stay above average.  High: 85/69 degrees. Winds: SE 20 mph.  A 20% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Wednesday: Partly sunny skies with moderate winds while temperatures stay above average.  High: 89/66 degrees. Winds: S 15 mph.  A 30% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Thursday: Mostly sunny skies with moderate winds while temperatures stay above average.  High: 87/61 degrees. Winds: NE 15 mph.  A 10% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Friday: Partly cloudy skies with moderate winds while temperatures stay around average.  High: 83/64 degrees. Winds: E 15 mph.  A 20% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.

Saturday: Partly cloudy skies with moderate winds while temperatures stay around average.  High: 83/63 degrees. Winds: SE 15 mph.  A 20% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.

 

Synopsis: Lighter winds and clear skies will prevail through Friday as high pressure moves across the region.  The cool, dry air from the northwest will continue to keep clouds to a bare minimum.

By Friday afternoon the high will start moving east (southeast) of the area, while winds switch from the northwest to out of the south (southeast).  Winds will weaken, but the push from the southeast (Gulf) will start to increase moisture levels by Friday night.  Temperatures will start to rise, while clouds will slowly develop from the Gulf moisture.

The clear skies will allow for temperatures to drop into the 40’s when people wake up Friday morning.  Temperatures will be on the increase (highs and lows) pretty much the rest of the week after Friday.

For the long-term period, Saturday through Thursday, storms move from west to east towards the east coast of the United States on Saturday.  High pressure will continue to move west to east across the Gulf of Mexico.  This will further allow moisture from the Gulf (southeast) to move up into South Texas.

Winds will pick up on again on Saturday, combined with the low moisture levels, and elevated fire danger will be likely.

Then low-pressure storms will strengthen over the Texas Panhandle on Sunday. This will incite winds on Sunday with gusts up to 30 mph.  The winds out of the southeast will continue to push Gulf moisture up into the area.  A dry-line moving into west Texas could drop dewpoints slightly backdown.

Temperatures continue to increase over the weekend with temperatures in the 80’s and even in the 90’s further west.  Cold front should push into the area Thursday into Friday with a trough pushing in a day or so before the front.

Moisture levels could be near 1.5″ by Wednesday.  Rain chances are low but if the sun could heat the area up and that energy gets utilized then a few showers could take place.  During this same time period, some disturbances could pass through the area leading to some isolated showers.  Still not enough to dent the drought conditions here in the Crossroads.

Temperatures out west during the middle of the week could reach the triple digits. A cold front could push into the Crossroads around the Thursday morning timeframe.  Storms associated with the front should stay to the north of the viewing area.