RIO GRANDE VALLEY:
Here were today’s high and low temperatures in the Valley:
There weren’t a whole lot of clouds today, which helped temperatures climb a little bit higher than expected. For tonight, expect clouds to return, especially after midnight. Lows will be in the mid-to-upper 50s, with southeast winds at 5-10 mph.
(1/29/2011): Saturday will be breezy! Winds will be out of the south-southeast at 15-20 mph, with higher gusts. A mid-level trough will push through central TX tomorrow. Best chance of rain will be north of the RGV, but a chance (20-30%) of a shower or two is not out of the forecast. Best chance for rain in the Valley will occur during the evening hours and into Sunday morning. Afternoon highs tomorrow will be in the mid-to-upper 70s. Saturday night will be cloudy, with a slightly better shot (30%) of a shower or thundershower. Lows will be in the upper 50s/lower 60s.
(1/30/2011): Sunday will start off with cloudy skies and a chance of a shower. By afternoon, skies will be partly sunny, with highs in the lower 80s! Winds will be out of the southwest, then turning east-southeast by the afternoon. Sunday night, expect partly cloudy skies with southeast winds at 6-11 mph. Lows will be in the upper 50s/lower 60s.
(1/31/2011): For your Monday, expect partly cloudy skies and highs in the lower 80s. Winds will be out of the southeast at 10-15 mph. Clouds will begin to increase Monday night and there is even a slight chance (20%) of a shower or two. More on this later. Monday night lows will be in the lower 60s.
Edinburg 3-day Forecast:
(1/29/2011): 78/59…Cloudy…20% chance of rain (day)…30% chance of rain (evening)..Breezy…Winds out of the SE at 15-20 mph, G25+
(1/30/2011): 82/60…Cloudy to Partly Cloudy..Winds SSW to ESE at 5-10 mph
(1/31/2011): 80/60…Partly Cloudy to Cloudy…Winds SE at 10-15 mph
Below is a satellite image of the upper-level trough that will be moving over central TX tomorrow:
REST OF THE NATION:
A mid-latitude cyclone over the north Pacific Ocean will be making its way towards the SW CONUS by the end of the weekend, where it will then be moving over the Central Plains and interacting with an Arctic cold front. This will, in turn, create heavy snow for areas of the Rocky Mtns and Central Plains. Latest models have a surface low forming (cylcogenesis) over E. TX Tuesday afternoon. In conclusion, this will be even more snow for the Northeast by next Thursday, February 3rd.