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Current Conditions

Temp: 70.0°F

Forecast Last Updated at Monday, May 29, 2017 at 11:15AM

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A frontal boundary passes through from the northwest today. We'll have lots of clouds with widely scattered afternoon and evening showers and thundershowers. A second front arrives late Wednesday. So, while we'll have lots of dry hours Tuesday and Wednesday, isolated PM thundershowers remain in the forecast. Temperatures are near seasonal norms all week.

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Hi: 71 Lo: 56

Mostly cloudy; Widely scattered PM showers & t-showers; NW wind 5-15 mph

Hi: 74 Lo: 54

Scattered clouds; Pleasant temperatures; Isolated PM t-showers; Light NW wind

Hi: 74 Lo: 54

Scattered clouds; Isolated PM t-showers; West wind 5-15 mph

Hi: 74 Lo: 55

More sun; Pleasant

Hi: 74 Lo: 58

Partly cloudy; Isolated PM t-showers

Further Out

Saturday - More clouds; More humid; Widespread showers and storms; High in the mid 70s; Low in the upper 50s
Sunday - Mostly cloudy; Widespread showers and t-storms; High in the lower 70s; Low in the mid 50s

Forecast Discussion

Two fronts move through from the northwest during the next 3 days: today for the first, the second late Wednesday. As a result, we can expect isolated to widely scattered afternoon and evening showers and thundershowers each day. Today and Wednesday will have more than Tuesday.

By Thursday, there will be one stationary front to our south. Hopefully far enough to our south to grant us a completely dry day.

Friday, that stationary front washes out allowing more moist air northward. Isolated (maybe slightly more) PM showers and thunderstorms return to the forecast.

Temperatures all week are very close to seasonal averages.

Next weekend, the next front from the north approaches and moves through. It looks like an unsettled weekend with widespread showers and storms messing with our weekend plans.

Late in the week and not a direct effect on our weather, but a tropical system in the Gulf is not out of the question off the Texas Coast. Bret would be the name. (There was an Arlene way out in the Atlantic in April.)


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