Dry And Warm Again Today 9/13/13
Friday Weather Update
Greg Morgan – Chief Meteorologist
Expect another dry day for most. The upper level storm system that brought over a foot of rain to parts of the Guadalupe Mountains and the Southeast New Mexico Plains will continue to drift to the northwest over the next 48 hours. This will leave much of Southwest Texas under the influence of High Pressure. As a result, highs will be in the upper 80’s to lower 90’s over the next couple of days.
In the extended… The weather pattern will undergo some changes! The first will be a tropical storm developing in the Gulf of Mexico. This will drift northwest into northern Mexico over the weekend. While this storm will NOT directly impact West Texas. I do think it will be close enough to send mid-level moisture streaming northward into the area. The second factor to consider is a cold front moving south into the region late in the weekend into early next week. It appears that this front will stall out in the vicinity of the Permian Basin. As moisture from the south moves northward into the area and overruns the cold front, rainfall is likely.
Expect highs only in the 80’s next week under partly cloudy skies. Rain chances will range from 20% on Sunday to 30-50% Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.