Very Warm, Windy Valley

My apologies for not updating my blog last few weeks…

RIO GRANDE VALLEY:

Winds are finally beginning to decrease across the Rio Grande Valley.  The tight pressure gradient over the past several days will be loosening up a bit as low pressure to the north continues moving east.  A very weak cold front will be moving through S. TX later tonight and into Tuesday morning.  This cold front may even stall before reaching the Valley.  However, a slight chance of light showers might develop along the cold front.  Temperatures will continue to be above normal temperatures for the next few days and winds will remain out of the southeast.  Because winds will be lighter than previous nights, patchy fog will be developing around the Valley after midnight tonight.

(2/22/2011): Tuesday will be slightly cooler due to cloud cover and the frontal presence.  There will be a 20% chance of light rain as the front approaches, nothing too measurable.  Afternoon high temperatures will be in the middle to upper 70s, and may be in the lower 80s in the upper Valley.  Clouds will stick around for Tuesday evening with lows being in the lower to middle 60s.  Winds will be out of the southeast at 10-15 mph.

(2/23/2011): Wednesday morning will be cloudy from the stalled front north of the Valley.  Winds will be breezy again from a low pressure system in the southern Plains and strong high pressure in the northeast U.S.  Winds will be from the southeast at 15-20 mph.  Afternoon highs will be in the upper 70s in the lower Valley, and lower to middle 80s in the middle and upper Valley.  Winds will continue being windy in the overnight hours.  Wind gusts may reach in the 30+ mph in some areas.  Wednesday night lows will be mild, in the middle to upper 60s.

(2/24/2011): Thursday will be mostly sunny, with a few clouds in the vicinity.  Winds will be fairly breezy from the southeast at 15-20 mph, with gusts up to 30 mph.  They will finally calm down as another cold front enters the region.  Tough to say if this cold front will push through the Valley Thursday night into Friday morning or if it will stall just north of the Valley again.  Clouds will build up and another chance of rain is in forecast with the influence of this front; best chance of rain will be Friday morning.  Thursday afternoon highs will be in the lower to middle 80s.  Thursday night will be partly to mostly cloudy.  Lows will be in the middle to upper 60s.

Edinburg’s 3-day forecast:

(2/22/2011): 81/65…Partly to Mostly Cloudy…20% chance of rain in the morning….SE wind at 10-15 mph.
(2/23/2011): 84/66…Clearing….SE wind at 15-20 mph, G25+ mph
(2/24/2011): 83/67…Mostly sunny, Increasing clouds Thursday night….SE winds at 10-15 mph.

About Brian

University of Oklahoma graduate with a degree in Meteorology. Follow me on Twitter: @WeatherInformer
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