The Warm Up

RIO GRANDE VALLEY:

After 3 long days of bitter cold weather in the Rio Grande Valley, temperatures are beginning to turn back to normal.  High pressure in the Gulf of Mexico is bring clear skies and southeasterly winds, which means warm air advection (WAA).  Here were today’s high and low temperatures:

Brownsville:  64/31
Harlingen:  64/28 (Record low)
McAllen:  67/27 (Record low)

Tonight will be cool, but not as cold as the previous nights.  South and southeasterly winds will bring warmer temperatures for tonight.  Lows will be lower-to-mid 40s with clear skies.  Winds will generally be out of the south-southeast at 7-12 mph.

(2/6/2011): Super Bowl Sunday looks to be very nice for the RGV.  Sunny skies will give way for afternoon high temperatures to be in the mid-70s.  Winds will be turning out of the north, as another cold front enters the Valley Sunday evening.  This next front will not be nearly as strong as the last, but it will increase wind speeds between 11-16 mph, with gusts up to 25 mph.  This front is a very dry front.  Therefore, no rain and hardly any clouds will be associated with it. Sunday night will  mostly clear, with lows in the lower 40s.  Winds will be out of the north at 7-12 mph.

(2/7/2011): With the frontal passage, high temperatures will be in the upper 60s/lower 70s, under sunny skies.  Northerly winds will stay persistent until Monday afternoon, then winds will shift out of the southeast between 8-15 mph.   Monday night will be partly cloudy with lows in the mid-to-upper 40s with southeast winds at 8-13 mph.

(2/8/2011): As high pressure over the Southern Plains spreads towards the RGV, winds will begin to pick up from the southeast between 15-20 mph, with gusts near 30 mph on Tuesday, especially near the coast.  Skies will be partly sunny with afternoon highs in the mid-to-upper 70s.  On Tuesday evening, low level convergence near the coast will create an inverted trough and may bring light showers/drizzle for the Rio Grande Valley.  Lows will be in the upper 50s/lower 60s.

Edinburg 3-day Forecast:

(2/6/2011): 76/43….Sunny…Winds S then turning N at 8-13 mph, G20+ mph
(2/7/2011): 71/44…Sunny…Winds N then turning SE at 10-15 mph, G25+ mph
(2/8/2011): 74/46…Partly Cloudy…Winds SE at 16-21 mph, G30+ mph

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