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A cold front could bring some showers and storms to the area tonight.  FUTURETRAC is showing some isolated areas of heavy rain.  I am not worried about a severe weather threat.

Meteorologist Patrick Crawford

Great weather in the forecast today!  Highs in the 70s!  Happy Wednesday!

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We are looking at an active weather pattern for Central Texas early next week.  It’s still far out, but I think we will have a good chance for showers and storms and we could see several inches of rain.

Here is the latest GFS Rainfall Forecast into early next week.

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Meteorologist Patrick Crawford

Temperatures will stay warm and winds will be strong today.  Wind gusts could reach 30 mph this afternoon.

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A cold front will help cool temperatures down this week.  Here is my latest 7-Day Forecast

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We do have some slight rain chances this week, but it looks like we could get some strong storms and heavy rainfall early next week.  Here is the latest surface pressure/rainfall forecast for next Tuesday morning.

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A stronger cold front will likely bring a big drop and temperatures and provide us with much higher rain chances.  It could be a rainy start to November for us here in Central Texas

Meteorologist Patrick Crawford

We have a big warm up on the way this weekend.  A strong ridge of high pressure will be building over Central Texas and this ridge will make our temperatures reach the upper 80s (near 90) Saturday and Sunday.

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Temperature Forecast (1PM Saturday)

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No showers or storms in the forecast this weekend and that means great weather for outdoor plans!!!

Meteorologist Patrick Crawford

I haven’t talked that much about the tropics this season, but it looks like something is trying to develop in the Bay Of Campeche.  Tropical Depression #9 has developed and the Gulf Coast will need to keep an eye on this system very closely.

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Here is the latest forecast cone for the tropical depression.  It has a good chance of becoming Tropical Storm Hanna in the next day.  As she moves over the Yucatan Peninsula she will likely weekend back to a depression.

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Forecast models are showing the potential for a curvature back to the north…meaning a possible move into the Gulf Of Mexico.  If this does happen the Gulf Coast could see a major impact.

Here is what the GFS Forecast model is showing for next week with this system.

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This forecast is for next Thursday…the day before Halloween.  It’s showing a tropical storm or hurricane hitting the West Coast of Florida.  Now there have been a couple of other systems earlier this year that looked like they could have hit the  Gulf Coast and that forecast didn’t pan out.  So with it being so far out in the forecast we will just need to keep an eye on this system.

Meteorologist Patrick Crawford

A great start to the work week with highs in the low 80s.  We will see some clouds, but no overcast so plenty of sunshine out there today.

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I don’t see any major changes with our weather pattern over the next 7 days.  There will be a slight increase in temperatures for the weekend, but nothing extreme for the area.  Here is my latest 7-Day

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Meteorologist Patrick Crawford

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