RIO GRANDE VALLEY:
Here were today’s high and low temperatures across the Valley, along with highest wind gust speeds:
Brownsville: 73/42, G38 mph (ASOS station)
Harlingen: 72/37, G43 mph (ASOS station)
McAllen: 73/40, G44 mph (ASOS station)
South Padre Island: 68/51 (AWOS station)
Weslaco: 72/42 (AWOS station)
After a very windy day, southeast winds will begin to calm down the deeper we get into the night. Tonight will be mostly cloudy with lows in the upper 50s/lower 60s around the Valley. Winds will remain out of the southeast, decreasing to 10-15 mph overnight.
(2/9/2011): A cold front will be moving through the Rio Grande Valley around noon time tomorrow. High temperatures will still be reaching the mid-to-upper 60s, and may even reach the lower 70s for the mid-Valley during the morning hours. Winds will be strong once again, as they switch out of the north by noon. I expect winds to reach 20-25 mph, with gusts up to 35 mph. The National Weather Service in Brownsville has issued a Freeze Watch for Jim Hogg and Brooks Counties. Although a Freeze Watch and/or Freeze Warning may be issued for the mid-and-upper Valley by tonight or tomorrow night, frozen precipitation is NOT in the forecast. However, light rain (20% chance) may develop along the front tomorrow. Tomorrow night will be mostly cloudy, with lingering light rain in the area. Lows will be chilly, with temperatures ranging from the lower 30s in the upper-Valley to upper 30s near the coast. Winds will be from the north at 12-17 mph, making it seem colder during the late night hours.
(2/10/2011): Moderate northerly winds will prevail on Thursday, around 10-15 mph. Clouds will be clearing early Thursday morning, leaving sunny skies for the afternoon. High temperatures will be chilly as a result of the cold front, though, with highs in the lower-to-mid 50s. Thursday night lows will be in the lower-to-mid 30s again, with freezing temperatures possible in the mid-and-upper Valley. Winds will turn from the north to the northeast at around 5 mph.
(2/11/2011): By Friday, afternoon highs will be closer to the normal average, with highs in the lower-to-mid 60s. Skies will be mostly sunny, with winds generally out of the north and northeast at 5-10 mph. Friday night will be bit chilly, under mostly clear skies, with lows in the lower-to-mid 40s.
Edinburg 3-day Forecast:
(2/9/2011): 67/38….Mostly Cloudy…20% chance of drizzle…Winds gusty N at 20-25 mph
(2/10/2011): 52/32…Clear skies…Winds NNE at 10-15 mph
(2/11/2011): 63/33…Clear skies…Winds NE at 5-10 mph