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Displaying AFOS PIL: AFDHGX Received: 2019-01-12 21:48 UTC

FXUS64 KHGX 122148

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX
348 PM CST Sat Jan 12 2019

All of Southeast Texas has cleared out early this afternoon 
with temperatures ranging from the upper 50s well inland to 
the upper 60s and around 70 near the coast. With the cold 
front now off the coast, occasionally gusty west to northwest 
winds can be found across the area. We could still some some 
clouds move back into the area from the north over the next 
couple of hours and on into tonight. Cooler temperatures and 
dry weather can be expected tonight through Tuesday morning 
as surface high pressure ridges into the area and eventually 
begins to edge off to the east. Beginning around Tuesday 
afternoon and possible continuing on and off through the end 
of the week, a coastal trough and weak surface low in/around 
the lower to middle Texas coast is expected to bring periods 
of rain back into the area with higher chances generally 
expected to be near the coast and offshore and much lower 
chances well inland. Expect to see increasing temperatures 
during this time period too. Everything changes when the next 
strong cold front moves through the area, currently timed 
around late Friday night or early Saturday morning. It looks 
to turn colder and windy behind this front as strong high 
pressure builds into the area.  42

The pressure gradient will tighten this evening as a region of high 
pressure builds in behind today's cold front which should reach the 
coast in the next few hours. Winds will increase to SCEC criteria 
over the Gulf waters this evening and through late tomorrow morning. 
Otherwise, winds light to moderate and seas should be between 2-3 
feet for first half of the week. Onshore flow returns Tuesday, and a 
coastal trough will move through the Upper Texas Gulf waters early 
Wednesday morning. The next frontal system looks to reach the Gulf 
waters next Saturday.



College Station (CLL)      60  37  51  38  51 /   0   0   0   0   0 
Houston (IAH)              66  39  55  41  53 /   0   0   0   0  10 
Galveston (GLS)            65  45  54  45  53 /   0   0   0   0  10 


     through Sunday morning 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...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.