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Calm Before The Storm For Southeast and East; A Brief Respite For West

Another large scale low pressure system will impact the Southeast and East, today through at least Saturday; which could disrupt travel. Hazards include heavy to excessive rain with flood concerns, severe t-storms, and perhaps some snow on the backside of the system. Meanwhile, another series of moist Pacific storms will begin to roll into the West Coast and West later today through the weekend. Read More >

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Last Map Update: Wed, Dec. 19, 2018 at 10:33:10 am CST

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A Gale Watch is now in effect for the Lower Texas coastal waters from 0 to 60 nm out from 12 PM Thursday until 12 AM Friday for strong northwesterly winds with frequent wind gusts of up to 35 to 40 knots behind the passage of a cold front.
A Fire Weather Watch is in effect from 12 pm Thursday to 12 am Friday. A fire weather watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. In general...these conditions include sustained 20 foot winds of 25 MPH or greater...humidity ranging from below 25 percent in Zapata County to below 45 percent along the coast...each lasting for 2 hours or more...and cured fuels. Humidity below 25 percent in most areas will trigger fire danger at lower wind speeds. Listen for later forecasts and possible Red Flag Warnings.
Dense Fog will reduce visibility to less than a ¼ mile at times in Kenedy, Brooks and Jim Hogg counties. Today will be warmer than yesterday with clouds clearing throughout the day. High temperatures today peak in the upper 70s and lower 80s across Deep South Texas. A Dense Fog Advisory is in effect for Kenedy, Brooks and Jim Hogg counties until 9 am. Mariners can expect a light chop on the bay and Gulf seas of 1 to 4 feet out to 60 nautical miles. There is a slight chance of rain showers on the Gulf waters this morning (20-60 nm).
There is a low risk of rip currents for today. Temperatures are expected to top off in the low to mid 70s today under partly cloudy skies with southeasterly winds. There is a slight chance of rain showers on the offshore Gulf waters this morning.
Overall, we can expect pleasant conditions over the next couple of days. A weak cold front will pass through Thursday morning. High pressure will build in behind the front, resulting in sunny skies into the holiday weekend. A slight chance of rain showers will return Sunday night into Monday.
Brownsville: Yesterday's high temperature was 3 degrees above normal and the low temperature was at normal. The record high temperature of 85 degrees was last set in 2012. The record low temperature of 32 degrees was set in 1964. No rainfall was reported at Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport. The daily rainfall record of 2.18 inches was set in 1918. Harlingen: Yesterday's high temperature was 1 degree above normal and the low temperature was 1 degree below normal. The record high temperature of 86 degrees was last set in 2012. The record low temperature of 29 degrees was set in 1989. No rainfall was reported at Valley International Airport. The daily rainfall record of 1.02 inches was set in 1926. McAllen: Yesterday's high temperature was 1 degree above normal and the low temperature was 1 degree below normal. The record high temperature of 87 degrees was last set in 2012. The record low temperature of 31 degrees was set in 1943. No rainfall was reported at McAllen Miller International Airport. The daily rainfall record of 0.74 of an inch was set in 1956.

 
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  • In the Wind column, the letter indicates direction the wind blows from (N=North, E=East, S=South, W=West, NE=Northeast, etc). VRB is "variable" and G is "gust". Wind speeds are in MPH.
  • In the Baro (pressure) column, values are in inches.
  • In the Remarks column, HX is the Heat Index and WCI is Wind Chill Index (if shown). These are "Feels Like" temperatures. VSB is Visibility. "N/A" will be displayed if values are not available.
 
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