LOCAL WEATHER -- TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2014

Discussion:

An upper level trough is passing to the east of the area today, taking cloud cover with it. Skies should be clear for the next few days with high temperatures warming into the 70s. Tonight will be chilly with mid to upper 30s expected, but overnight lows will warm steadily over the next several days and by the weekend will be in the 50s to around 60. Moisture begins to increase by the weekend so there will be an increase in cloud cover. The next disturbance will cross the west coast around Monday and will approach Texas by late Tuesday into Wednesday. This is when the next chance for precipitation will occur.

For the period November 30-December 4, CPC is forecasting a 60% probability of above normal temperatures and a 33% probability of above normal precipitation.
For the period December 2-8, CPC is forecasting a 40% probability of above normal temperatures and near normal precipitation.

Seeding operations:

Seeding operations are unlikely through Thanksgiving Day.
**As of October 1st, the target area shrinks due to the end of the yearly contract with the EAA (Uvalde, Medina, Bandera, Bexar counties) and the begin of the peanut harvest. The target area is now confined to Bee, McMullen and Karnes counties and Atascosa County south of TX 97. This will remain the case until the end of the peanut harvest, which runs roughly through Christmas.**
So far in 2014 there have been 38 days of seeding operations: three in May, seven in June, ten in July, seven in August and 11 in September.

Aviation:

VFR through the next 24 hours.

Forecast:

Rest of today: Sunny. Highs in the upper 60s to around 70. W & NW winds 10 mph.

Tonight: Clear. Lows in the mid to upper 30s. W & SW winds 5 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny. Highs in the low 70s. SW winds 5-10 mph.

Wednesday night: Clear. Lows in the low to mid 40s. SE winds 5 mph becoming NE.

Thanksgiving Day: Sunny. Highs in the low 70s. E winds 5-10 mph.