- By Burton Fitzsimmons
- 12/11/2013 07:12 AM
Another Cold Front Later Today, No Rain
Temperatures dropped into a freeze during the night, putting us in widespread 20s to start out this Wednesday. For the first time since last Thursday, our daytime temps are predicted to rise above 50...peaking in the mid 50s this afternoon.
(Click for yesterday's highs.)
The tail end of a rather benign cold front will move through our area this evening with very little fanfare and no precipitation. We'll find light north winds during the day then, once the front arrives, breezes around 5 - 15 mph into the night. Overhead, look for a mix of sun and high clouds -- it's a sign of moisture moving in from the Pacific. Further out west of Baja California, a large upper-air disturbance continues to swirl. Computer models show the storm getting picked up by the subtropical jet stream then coming to Texas on Friday. Futurecast shows clouds building into our area late Thursday ahead of its arrival, then a 40% chance for showers mostly Friday morning. A Pacific cold front will follow, sweeping the clouds eastward so that we're back in the sunshine for the weekend.
Latest model data points to light accumulations at best:
NOAA's 7 day rain outlook agrees.
Temperatures will trend upwards by early next week, back to what we would consider "normal" for this time of year. Check out the details on the extended forecast.
Geminid Meteors... What happens when you wish for luck on Friday the 13th? We'll soon find out! The annual Geminid meteor shower peaks between this coming Friday & Saturday, and may include 120+ shooting stars per hour according to astronomers. Best viewing will likely take place after midnight Friday night into the early hours prior to sunrise Saturday morning. Click here for more from NASA.
Weather on the... After presenting our forecast 'on the 8s' for 14 years, a big move is coming! Starting next Monday, weather transitions from the 8s to the 1s. You'll notice new weather maps & other exciting changes, too, though we'll still be here, as committed as always, to keep you ahead of the next storm. Stay tuned!
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Enjoy your Wednesday.