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Displaying AFOS PIL: AFDHGX Received: 2018-12-09 21:07 UTC

FXUS64 KHGX 092107

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX
307 PM CST Sun Dec 9 2018

Clouds are continuing to break in/around Southeast Texas this
afternoon, and expect skies to clear out this evening and on 
into the overnight hours. Weakening winds will assist in the 
temperature drop tonight, and look for readings possibly at 
or near freezing before sunrise. It will be staying on the 
cool side through Tuesday morning (similar near freezing lows 
possible again tomorrow night/Tuesday morning) followed by 
gradually warming temperatures into midweek as an onshore 
flow comes back to the area. Rain chances return to the 
forecast Wednesday (as moisture levels/precipitable water 
values begin to rise) and continue into Thursday when the 
next storm system and associated cold front move across the 
area. Strong/gusty northwest winds will develop behind the 
front, and some wind advisories might be needed. Cooler and 
drier weather can be expected at the end of the week and 
into the first half of next weekend after this system moves 
off to the east.  42


N/NW winds of 15 to 20 kts continue over the gulf waters. Wave 
heights have decreased today, down to 3 to 5 feet. Will continue the 
caution statement for the 20-60 NM waters and drop caution wording 
elsewhere for tonight. We are near low tide in the bays with water 
levels running -1 to -1.5 feet relative to MLLW, so the low water 
advisory continues into the early evening hours for the bays. 
Onshore winds will return during the day on Tuesday and will 
strengthen on Tuesday night. A cold front is forecast to move across 
the coastal waters Thursday afternoon with strong NW winds 
developing behind it and producing SCA conditions and possibly gusts 
over Gale force offshore. 33


.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 1125 AM CST Sun Dec 9 2018/ 


18Z Aviation...OVC strato-cu deck between 1200 FT and 1600 FT 
will gradually rise this afternoon and likely become BKN in spots. 
It is expected to remain under 3000 FT until the early evening 
hours. Expect a few hours of scattered strato cu tonight, then 
clearing. NW winds will continue this afternoon around 10 knots 
inland and decrease early this evening. 33


College Station (CLL)      34  55  35  59  45 /   0   0   0   0   0 
Houston (IAH)              38  56  35  59  48 /   0   0   0   0   0 
Galveston (GLS)            44  56  46  59  57 /   0   0   0   0   0 


GM...Low Water Advisory until 7 PM CST this evening for the following 
     zones: Galveston Bay...Matagorda Bay.

     for the following zones: Coastal waters from Freeport to 
     Matagorda Ship Channel TX out 20 NM...Coastal waters from 
     High Island to Freeport TX out 20 NM.

     SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION through late tonight for the 
     following zones: Waters from Freeport to Matagorda Ship 
     Channel TX from 20 to 60 NM...Waters from High Island to 
     Freeport TX from 20 to 60 NM.