LOCAL WEATHER -- FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2014

Discussion:

High pressure will build across the area today through the weekend with clear skies, warm days and seasonably cool nights. Record highs will be approached in some areas on Saturday with light southwest winds warming temperatures to near or at 90 degrees. Moisture return will begin early next week as high pressure moves east and a trough begins to move off the Rockies into the central Plains. A frontal boundary moves into the state around Tuesday and may approach the northern parts of south Texas by Wednesday/Thursday. The latest runs of computer models do not show much precipitation with this feature.

For the period October 29-November 2, CPC is forecasting a 50% probability of above normal temperatures and a 40% probability of below normal precipitation.
For the period October 31-November 6, CPC is forecasting a 40% probability of above normal temperatures and a 40% probability of below normal precipitation.

Seeding operations:

Seeding operations are unlikely through Sunday.
**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 period.

Forecast:

Today: Sunny. Highs in the mid to upper 80s. Light and variable winds.

Tonight: Clear. Lows in the upper 50s to low 60s. S winds 5 mph.

Saturday: Sunny. Highs in the mid 80s to around 90. S & SW winds 5 mph.

Saturday night: Clear. Lows in the upper 50s to low 60s. S winds 5 mph.

Sunday: Sunny. Highs in the mid to upper 80s. S winds 5-10 mph.