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Displaying AFOS PIL: AFDHGX Received: 2019-01-12 23:17 UTC

FXUS64 KHGX 122317

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

.AVIATION [00Z TAF Issuance]...

VFR/SKC and offshore winds throughout. Winds will open relatively
gusty, but should quiet down with sunset before increasing back 
to around or above 10 knots again tomorrow. A little worried about
bust potential on ceilings from IAH northward tonight. There is a
solid 030-040 deck north of the area, that could potentially 
rotate in before moving off to the east. Guidance is very firm 
about these clouds staying to the north/east, but have put in 
FEW040 liberally to facilitate quick amendments if needed.


.PREV DISCUSSION /Issued 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)  37  51  38  51  37 /   0   0   0   0   0 
Houston (IAH)          39  55  41  53  40 /   0   0   0  10   0 
Galveston (GLS)        45  54  45  53  47 /   0   0   0  10   0 



GM...SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION 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.