Well, there’s certainly not much to complain about in this week’s forecast.
High pressure will be in charge for the next several days, leading to lots of sunshine and a warming trend through the week. After lows in the upper 40°s to low 50°s earlier today for WAFB neighborhoods, highs climbed to near 80° or so across the WAFB viewing area.
Look for the winds to swing around to the southwest and south tonight and tomorrow, resulting in a slow-but-steady return of Gulf humidity. We’ll get one more ‘cool’ night with lows slipping to the low 50°s by Tuesday morning for the Red Stick, but the southerly flow and increased surface moisture will keep lows in the upper 50°s to lower 60°s for Wednesday’s sunrise. And note that our forecast has lows in the mid to upper 60°s for the rest of the week, a hint for some rather muggy days ahead.
While our mid-week forecast is a mainly-dry one, we do expect to see a decent dose of clouds from latter half of Wednesday into Thursday. Late last week we mentioned the cut-off low (an “upper-level” low) over the Gulf of California; the latest satellite imagery shows it is still there. That upper low will “open up” and begin moving to the east-northeast as it is caught in the mid-latitude flow. It won’t have sufficient energy to be a serious storm-maker for us but it is likely to create a decent amount of cloud-cover for us as it passes to our north.
Highs will be in the 80°s through the week. Look for low to mid 80°s for Tuesday through Friday with upper 80°s expected for many WAFB communities by the weekend. In fact, the coming weekend will have an “almost-summer” feel to the air with some WAFB neighborhoods may get awfully close to 90° during the afternoons!