Hot & Dry Days Ahead

Rio Grande Valley

…Short Term Forecast (Monday-Wednesday morning)…
Mid-level high pressure, centered over Oklahoma will keep the Rio Grande Valley dry and warm over the next several days.  It is possible to see a sea-breeze shower sometime, but will most likely be capped off by the mid-level ridging.  With that being said, expect hot and dry conditions through the short term and even through the long range forecast.  High temperatures will be above normal values, ranging from lower 90s near the coast to upper 90s and even lower 100s west of Highway 281.  Skies will be mostly sunny, with a few cumulus clouds around during the day and mostly clear during the evening hours.  Evening lows will be in the upper 70s to lower 80s around the Valley.   Winds will be breezy at times, generally from the SE at 10-20 mph.

…Long Range Forecast(Wednesday-Saturday)…
Mid-level ridging will continue dominating through the long range forecast, as well.  This means no relief in sight from the heat and dry weather.  GFS has an upper-level low pushing through norther Mexico by the end of the long range forecast period and is hinting at some showers by Saturday, but still skeptical about this right now.  Climate Prediction Center predicts above normal temperatures and well below normal rainfall values for this week.

Figure1. Mid-level ridge capping off chances of rain and making it hot.

Figure 1. Edinburg's 3-day Forecast


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