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Troy Kimmel

UT University / Incident Meteorologist

Member, Campus Safety and Security Committee
Senior Lecturer, Department of Geography and the Environment
tkimmel@austin.utexas.edu

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Updated 915am CT – Monday / 18 June 2018

… Slug of Tropical Moisture Moves Ashore of the Texas Coast …
… Periods of Heavy Rain Possible with 1 to 3 Inches of Rain Possible …
… Drier and More Stable Late Week into the Weekend …

On the Weather Map…

On the surface map… an area of low pressure is moving from the northwest Gulf of Mexico onto the Texas coast. Surface high pressure is located well east of the area over the southeastern USA. A trough, or line, of low pressure extending southward from southeastern Colorado and western Kansas south southwestward through the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles into eastern New Mexico and far west Texas and southward from there into northern Mexico. As a result of this surface weather pattern, our surface winds over south central Texas are easterly.

On the upper air map… a trough, or line, of upper air low pressure extends southwestward from the intermountain west into the southwestern USA. An upper level low is noted over the northwestern Gulf of Mexico with a ridge, or line, of upper air high pressure over the southeastern USA. As a result of the upper air weather pattern, the 30,000 foot winds over our local area are weak easterly less than 15 mph.

What I am Seeing As I Look Ahead…

The much advertised low pressure area over the northwestern Gulf of Mexico is moving northwestward onto te Texas coast as we start the new week. While computer guidance is still not exactly consistent, it appears that a beneficial rainfall is due for much of south and south central Texas over the coming days with, in general, 1 to 3 inches of rain with isolated heavier totals along the IH35 corridor and upwards of 10 to 12 inches of rain along the middle Texas coast.

Temperatures will be a little below seasonal averages with the increased cloud cover and higher precipitation chances through midweek.

A drier and more stable weather pattern will likely unfold with increasing sunshine by late week into the weekend. Temperatures will warm back to seasonal averages.

Have a good Monday..
Meteorologist Troy Kimmel

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Updated 845am CT… Monday / 18 June 2018

TODAY…. Mostly cloudy with scattered rain showers and a few thunderstorms with an associated lightning risk. A 50% chance of rain; where rainfall occurs, it will average 1/4 inch. High 90. Easterly wind 5 to 12 mph.

TONIGHT…. Cloudy with scattered to numerous rain showers and a few thunderstorms with an associated lightning risk. A 60% chance of rain; where rainfall occurs, it will average 1/4 inch. Low 72. Easterly wind 5 to 12 mph.

TUESDAY…. Cloudy with rain showers and a few thunderstorms likely with an associated lightning risk. Periods of heavier rain. A 70% chance of rain; where rainfall occurs, it will average 1/2 to 1 inch. High 85. Easterly wind 8 to 15 mph.

TUESDAY NIGHT…. Cloudy with scattered to numerous rain showers and a few thunderstorms with an associated lightning risk. A 60% chance of rain; where rainfall occurs, it will average 1/2 inch. Low 71. Easterly wind 5 to 12 mph.

WEDNESDAY…. Cloudy with rain showers and a few thunderstorms likely with an associated lightning risk. Periods of heavier rain. A 70% chance of rain; where rainfall occurs, it will average 1/2 to 1 inch. High 85. East southeasterly wind 5 to 12 mph.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT…. Cloudy with scattered rain showers and a few thunderstorms with an associated lightning risk. A 40% chance of rain; where rainfall occurs, it will average 1/4 inch. Low 73. Southeasterly wind 5 to 10 mph.

THURSDAY…. Mostly cloudy with scattered rain showers and a few thunderstorms with an associated lightning risk. A 40% chance of rain; where rainfall occurs, it will average 1/4 inch. High 88. Southeasterly wind 5 to 12 mph.

THURSDAY NIGHT…. Partly to mostly cloudy. Low 74. Southeasterly wind 5 to 10 mph.

FRIDAY…. Morning low clouds, otherwise partly cloudy with widely scattered rain showers and thunderstorms with an associated lightning risk. A 20% chance of rain; where rainfall occurs, it will average 1/4 inch or less. High 91. South southeasterly wind 5 to 12 mph.

FRIDAY NIGHT…. Partly cloudy. Low 75. Southeasterly wind 5 to 10 mph.

SATURDAY…. Morning low clouds, otherwise partly cloudy. High 92. South southeasterly wind 5 to 12 mph.

SATURDAY NIGHT…. Partly cloudy. Low 75. Southeasterly wind 5 to 10 mph.

SUNDAY…. Morning low clouds, otherwise partly cloudy. High 94. South southeasterly wind 5 to 12 mph.

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE / 8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK
Valid Monday / 25 June 2018 through Sunday / 01 July 2018…
Temperatures… Near Average
Precipitation… Near Average

AUSTIN SUNSET/SUNRISE TIMES…..
Sunrise this morning (18 Jun)………………………………………… 6:29 am
Sunset this evening (18 Jun)………………………………………….. 8:35 pm
Sunrise tomorrow (19 Jun)…………………………………………….. 6:29 am
Sunset tomorrow (19 Jun)……………………………………………… 8:35 pm

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