Warm, Windy, Muggy RGV

RIO GRANDE VALLEY:

As predicted, winds have increased once again in the RGV.  Expect winds to continue strong out of the south and southeast into tomorrow and into tomorrow night. Tonight will be mostly cloudy with lows in the upper 60s for much of the Valley.  Patchy fog might develop after midnight.  Winds will be out of the southeast at 10-20 mph.

(2/24/2011): Another windy day in store for Thursday, before a cold front pushes through on Thursday night.  Afternoon high temperatures will reach the middle to upper 80s, and even lower 90s in the upper Valley.  The island might be the only place in the Valley in the upper 70s and lower 80s.  Winds will be from the south at 15-20 mph, with gusts up to 30 mph.  Once the cold front passes, winds will decrease and shift out of the north and northeast.  Thursday night lows will be in the lower to middle 60s, under partly cloudy skies.  Patchy fog will likely develop after midnight.

(2/25/2011): Not much of a cool down for Friday.  Afternoon highs will be in the lower to middle 80s in the upper Valley.  The lower Valley will be cooler with temperatures in the upper 70s.  Fog and clouds will begin to clear by 8 or 9 am, leaving clear skies for the rest of the day.  Winds won’t be as strong, but will still be a bit breezy at times from the east at 8-13 mph.  Friday night, winds will shift back out of the southeast and pick back up to 10-15 mph.  Lows will be in the middle 60s for most of the Valley, with clouds increasing as the night progresses.

(2/26/2011): There is a slight chance of light rain for Saturday morning from moisture flow from the Gulf of Mexico.  Sprinkles and light drizzle is all that is expected, no measurable amounts of rain.  Cloud cover will keep afternoon temperatures down a bit across the RGV; high temps be in the lower 80s in the upper Valley and middle to upper 70s in the lower Valley.  Winds will begin to pick up again Saturday afternoon out of the southeast.  By Saturday evening, winds will be strong around 15-20 mph from the southeast.  Lows will stay warm due to these strong winds and cloudy skies, in the middle to upper 60s.

Edinburg 3-day Forecast:

(2/24/2011): 88/65…Partly Sunny…Winds S to N to E at 10-20 mph
(2/25/2011): 86/60…Mostly Sunny..Winds N to E to SE at 5-15 mph
(2/26/2011): 81/65…Partly Sunny…Slight chance of rain in the morning…Winds SE at 10-20 mph.

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