Posted: Oct 10, 2013 7:10 AM by Meteorologist Josh Eachus
Updated: Oct 10, 2013 7:10 AM
While we say all of this relative to average, the end of the week will feature temperatures a few degrees warmer than where we started the week. While Monday checked in an official high temperature of 76° it looks as though we'll top out Friday in the upper 80s. The average high for this week is in the 83° range. With Monday and Tuesday registering morning lows of 54° we fell below 60°-- the first time since May 15 that we've fallen below 60° overnight.
It's a wind game; most of our weather is just that. Those cool temperatures from the beginning of the week that I noted earlier were thanks to a high pressure system to our west, which resulted in a cooling northerly wind for us. As that system moved directly overhead on Wednesday we saw temperatures tick up just a bit in the absence of any discernible directional wind. Now, the high pressure is moving to our east and due to the circulation around that surface high that means our winds will become southeasterly. As you know, that wind direction brings in air that is warmer and a bit more humid from the Gulf of Mexico. Thus, I expect thermometers to head back into the above average range through early next week as we await the next week cold front.
That front will provide marginal rain chances late Saturday through Wednesday.
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