Rio Grande Valley:
Today was a very warm day in the Valley and will stay warm for much of the week. Brownsville reached 82 as an afternoon high while McAllen hit a high of 86. Winds were breezy out of the southeast ranging from 20 to 25 mph. Tonight, skies will be mostly clear with lows in the mid 60s with calmer winds at 10-15 mph. Expect patchy fog in areas.
(12/21): On Tuesday, afternoon highs will reach mid to even upper 80s in some spots of the Valley. Winds will remain out of southeast at 10-15 mph. Tuesday night, mostly clear skies and patchy fog will return with lows in the mid 60s with winds out of the south southeast at 10 mph.
(12/22): Much of the same on Wednesday. High temperatures will be in the lower-to-mid 80s. South southeast winds at 10-15 mph will continue bring in warm temperatures. Wednesday night looks to be mostly clear skies with temperatures in the lower 60s.
(12/23): Conditions on Thursday will be very similar as the previous days. High temperatures will be in the lower 80s with south southeast winds between 10-15 mph. Thursday night, lows will be in the low 60s/upper 50s, with partly cloudy skies.
Rest of the Nation:
A swath of moisture from the Pacific Ocean continues pounding California and is now having effect in Utah and Colorado. The area of the moisture transport is called “The Pineapple Express” in meteorological lingo, because path of the moisture seems to be coming from Hawaii. Flooding and heavy snow fall is a major threat in California! Computer models don’t have this moisture stopping any time soon.
An area of low pressure on the border of North/South Dakota and upper-level divergence is promoting lift, cloud cover and precipitation over Minnesota down through Kentucky. This is is forecasted to move towards the Great Lakes Region over the next day or two and then dissipate over the Ohio Valley by Wednesday.
A huge nor’easter storm is bringing heavy snow and windy conditions for extreme northeast and also bringing rough waves for the entire east coast. Luckily, this storm is not expected to make a direct hit for the United States, as hurricane forced winds are associated with this system.