|THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014
PLEASANT OCTOBER WEATHER TO CONTINUE WITH PARTLY SUNNY SKIES AND MILD TO WARM AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES
FORMER TROPICAL DEPRESSION #9 DISSIPATES OVER THE YUCATAN
Mostly sunny to partly cloudy and warm this afternoon. High temperatures will be be in the low-80's. We should have northeast winds winds at 10-15 mph. It will be partly cloudy and cool tonight. Low temperatures will range from the upper-60's in Galveston to the mid-60's on the mainland. Expect northeast winds at 10-15 mph. Friday should bring partly cloudy to mostly sunny skies and warm temperatures. Highs will be in the low-80's. Expect northeast winds at 10-15 mph. On Saturday, we should see partly cloudy skies and warm afternoon temperatures. Highs will be in the low-80's. Winds will be from the east at 5-10 mph.
SYNOPSIS AND OUTLOOK:Our fine October weather should continue as a high pressure ridge aloft dominates our weather and relatively dry, cool air moves in from the northeast behind a stationary cold front in the Gulf of Mexico.
High pressure dominates much of the country, with high pressure ridging southwest from the Great Lakes and Arkansas into Texas. A mostly stationary frontal boundary extends east across the Gulf of Mexico from east of Brownsville to south Florida and the Atlantic. To the northeast, a Nor'easter is spreading rain over new England and the Middle Atlantic states, while to the west, an active cold front is moving slowly southeast from Colorado to Minnesota. Elsewhere, high pressure is over the central Rockies while another cold front is moving ashore into Oregon and Washington.
At the upper-levels, we are easing back into a slightly more amplified pattern with a deep upper-level low just southeast of New York City and an associated low pressure trough digging south across the region. A sharp high pressure ridge extends from north from southeast Texas to the western Great Lakes. Further west, a weak trough is moving east through the western Plains, while a low pressure trough is developing off the West Coast. LOOKING AHEAD
Generally pleasant weather will prevail through the end of the week into the weekend, with cool to mild nights and warm afternoon temperatures. Brisk east to northeast breezes and slightly elevated tide levels will continue for another couple of days.
The National Hurricane Center has ceased issuing advisories on former Tropical Depression #4, which is now a remnant 1004 MB low drifting slowly east-southeast over the Yucatan. With dry air moving into the northwest Caribbean and strong upper-level wind shear, re-development of this system is no longer considered likely as it moves into the northwest Caribbean Sea in a few days. Otherwise, conditions remain unfavorable overall for any development in the Tropical Atlantic Basin and tropical cyclone development is not expected at this time.