Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Where's The Sun?

The expected clearing today never did materialize.  Foe Houston area, skies looked like this view from Katy along I-10 with downtown on the horizon.  Why didn't skies clear out?  After all, we had a cool front move through yesterday that brought rain and thunder.  The answer lies in that self-same front.  Low pressure developed along the front as it moved through Louisiana.  The air circulation is counter-clockwise around low pressure.  We are to the west of the low which drew clouds into southeast Texas.  Here's the satellite view from this afternoon:

As the low moves away, conditions should improve by tomorrow.  IBy the way, 'm still tracking a dose of arctic cold air that will move through the Rockies by late Sunday and arrive here Monday.  Here's a sneak peek at low temperatures by Tuesday morning:
There is even a slight chance of some winter weather (snow or ice) in North Texas.  We'll miss out on that, but not the winter blast, so get ready.
TONIGHT: Cloudy, cool with some fog developing overnight reducing visibilities for the morning commute. Temperatures gradually fall to the low to mid 50s with light winds.
THURSDAY: Morning fog slowly lifts by mid-morning.  Skies become partly cloudy by afternoon. Southeast winds take some of the coolness out of the air. Temperatures climb above 70°.
FRIDAY: Morning fog and clouds then partly to mostly cloudy skies in the afternoon. Southerly winds 5-10, mild with highs in the mid to upper 70s.

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