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San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio, Texas is our destination today. It is one of those large cities you need as a destination, because you probably won’t just be passing through. What does the forecast look like?

At 951PM, CT, San Antonio was reporting a temperature of 73 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. At the base of a vast area of low pressure over the Plains, the clockwise circulation meant a breeze off the Gulf of Mexico, allowing for the clouds aloft this evening.
High pressure is going to pivot slightly to the east at its center over the next couple of days, but its southern tail will kick back into Texas. Pressure gradients will weaken, and so too will the wind. This should mean even more sunshine in deep southern part of Texas.
Tomorrow – Partly cloudy, High 84, low 59
Monday – Sunny, High 83, Low 60

TWC: Tomorrow – Sunny, High 87, Low 59
Monday – Sunny, High 87, Low 57

AW: Tomorrow – Warm with plenty of sunshine High 84, Low 57
Monday – Sunshine and patchy clouds High 85, Low 54

NWS: Tomorrow – Sunny, High 84, Low 59
Monday – Sunny, High 84, Low 58

WB: Tomorrow – Sunny, High 84, Low 59
Monday – Sunny, HIgh 84, Low 58

WN: Tomorrow – Mostly Sunny High 84, Low 59
Monday – Mostly Sunny High 84, Low 57

FIO: Tomorrow – Dry and partly cloudy throughout the day. High 86, Low 58
Monday – Partly cloudy in the morning. High 86, Low 57

Pretty stable. Model guidance is towards the cooler end with the major models, trending warmer with the shorter run models, which explains the difference in forecast highs across the board.
San Antonio

In the clear

San Antonio seemed as though it was in line for some heavy convection, especially yesterday. Instead, the thunderstorms stayed to the north, and the only precipitation that they saw was due to Gulf moisture rolling over south Texas into the stronger storms around Dallas. This happened both Wednesday and Thursday, which is one of the two factors in determining the top forecast (Victoria-Weather was the only outlet that called for rain on Wednesday), with the other being the high heat that made its way into San Antonio. It reached 90 on both days, and only one outlet even had a mention of 90. That was WeatherNation, and they ended up taking down the top spot because their temperature forecast was excellent.
Actuals: Wednesday – Trace of rain, High 90, Low 72
Thursday – Trace of rain, High 91, Low 75

Grade: C

San Antonio, Texas

We are revisiting all the stops we have made recently. We are off to San Antono for this mid week forecast as the weather threatens to get a little sideways on us,

At 1151AM, CT, San Antonio was reporting a temperature of 75 degrees with mostly cloudy skies. While there was high pressure directly over the southeast, a return flow into a deep upper level trough is generating a pronounced swath of clouds in east Texas, which San Anotnio found itself on the western edge.
The cold front won’t even begin to materialize until late tomorrow morning, but flow will remain off the Gulf and very dirty for San Antonio. The boundary will slowly inch its way to the east, moving from west Texas to the San Antonio area only by the mid to late afternoon on Thursday. Warm, muggy air, laden with passing showers and a good deal of cloudiness will precede the frontal passage, while more organized thunderstorms are expected on Thursday evening, though with most of the forcing to the north, there shouldn’t be much of an air mass change after the rain ends.
Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy, with a spot of rain here and there. High 86, Low 69
Thursday – Mostly cloudy with some rain early, heavier and with embedded thunderstorms in the afternoon. High 87, Low 73

TWC: Tomorrow – Cloudy / Wind High 88, Low 68
Thursday – T-Storms
Potential for severe thunderstorms High 86, Low 72

AW: Tomorrow – Breezy and humid with clouds yielding to some sun High 88, Low 69
Thursday – Mostly cloudy and breezy with a thunderstorm in the area; can be strong late in the day High 87, Low 72

NWS: Tomorrow – Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, cloudy, High 87, Low 69
Thursday – A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could be severe. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, cloudy High 89, Low 73
WB: Tomorrow – Cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. High 89, Low 69
Thursday – Patchy fog in the morning. Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms may be severe in the afternoon. High 88, Low 73

WN: Tomorrow – Patchy Fog High 88, Low 70
Thursday – Scattered Storms high 90, Low 73

I’m not so sure the threat for severe weather in San Anotnio is that great. I do think there are better chances for rain ahead of the front than what others suggest, however. Here is the satellite, in which that plume of clouds is quite evident.
San Antonio

Minneapolis, Minnesota to San Antonio, Texas

Today we embark on a 1,251-mile road trip, from our home base here in Minneapolis down to San Antonio. This would be a pretty feasible road trip for me, since I have several relatives that live in San Antonio as well as Austin. Let’s go pay them a visit!

Minneapolis

DAY ONE

As an area of low pressure intensifies over western NE/KS, it extends a potent cold front through the Central and Southern Plains, which will kick off some severe weather in the southern US later. Further north, over the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest, it’s kicking off a wide swath of showers and embedded thunderstorms. A few light showers or drizzle looks to linger around in the morning when we head on southward out of the Twin Cities down I-35, and it will pick up as we approach Des Moines. Some thunderstorms could pop up as well as we make our way through Central Iowa around noon, but luckily the more severe activity should be much further south. Heavy downpours will still be quite possible as we continue down I-35 which could slow things down for us. By the time we make it to Kansas City for the night, however, things should be settling down as the heavy activity pushes east.

DAY TWO

Conditions should be dry as we head out of Kansas City this morning, but gusty winds will be expected most of the day behind this potent system. After yesterday’s soggy trip for most of the day, our day will be nice and sunny and dry. But keep an eye on those winds, they could get annoying as we continue through Oklahoma and eventually into Texas as we stay in Dallas for the night.

DAY THREE

A nice easy day today, a relatively short jaunt down I-35! Winds should settle down a bit today, and continuing dry weather is expected! Sunny skies for our drive to my relatives! Hooray! Now let’s hope they have dinner ready for us.

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San Antonio scorches

Temperatures are warming up as we head deeper into spring, we are seeing temperatures warm up across the country. Nowhere else was that more true than in San Antonio. Forecasters anticipated a warm up down in the Lone Star State but generally, the highs were expected to be around 80. In reality, temperatures approached 90 on Wednesday, outpacing even the warmest forecast by 5 degrees when the high reached 87. The top spot belonged to Accuweather who was solid at the other verifying times, except for that Wednesday high.
Actuals: Tuesday, High 81, Low 51
Wednesday – High 87, Low 46

Grade: BW

San Antonio, Texas

Well, the NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship just finished up the road in Arlington. How will people down in San Antonio celebrate tonight, along with relatives I have that live there, and will the weather cooperate? Let’s find out!

At 953pm CDT, the temperature at San Antonio, TX was 60 degrees under fair skies. Earlier today, an upper-level trough ignited scattered showers/storms over central TX, but largely avoided the area. Overnight, the trough will shift eastward over the MS River Valley, and high pressure will build over the Southern Plains. In fact, this high pressure will keep things sunny and warm for the next couple of days! Temperatures should inch towards the 80s by Wednesday, so a very bright outlook for San Antonio! Party on Texas!!

Tuesday: Sunny. High 77, Low 50.
Wednesday: Sunny. High 79, Low 49.

TWC: Tuesday: Isolated thunderstorm possible in early monring. Sunny and windy during the day. High 79, Low 52.
Wednesday: Sunny. High 82, Low 51.

AW: Tuesday: Mostly sunny and breezy. High 80, Low 51.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High 81, Low 48.

NWS: Tuesday: Isolated chance of tstm through 1am. Sunny skies expected. High 79, Low 49.
Wednesday: Sunny. High 81, Low 49.

WB: Tuesday: Sunny. High 78, Low 49.
Wednesday: Sunny. High 81, Low 51.

WN: Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High 79, Low 48.
Wednesday: Sunny. High 81, Low 55.

We see a couple of showers off to the northeast, and continue shifting out of the area overnight.
SANrad

Uncomfortable sleeping weather

There is really no problem with temperatures climbing all the way up to the 90s during the day. It doesn’t phase me, anyway. When the overnight low doesn’t drop below 65 degrees or so, then you have some issues. The low in San Antonio the last two nights were 78 and 77. I bet the local power companies were pretty happy with all the AC pumping. Weatherbug hauled in the top spot. Two in a row for them!
Acutals: Tuesday – High 93, Low 78
Wednesday – High 94, Low 77

Grade: A

San Antonio, Texas

Off to the Alamo for our Monday evening forecast. The heat of the summer is fully entrenched now.

At 551PM, CT, San Antonio was reporting a temperature of 93 degrees with partly cloudy skies. The dew point was nearly 70, reflecting the southerly flow bringing Gulf moisture to the city. This has manifested itself as clouds overnight across much of Texas for the past two days, and will likely do the same this evening.
Mid level forces are going to help redirect flow over the next couple of days, which will help convective activity presently seen over north Texas attempt to tap into the latent energy of southern Texas. The push won’t do much long term, but late tomorrow, expect a thickening of clouds and a chance for some light rain. Warmer temperatures with drier air are possible on Wednesday, but the boost shouldn’t be significant.
Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy, with some rain late, High 94, Low 74
Wednesday – Cloudy early, clearing late, High 94, Low 73

TWC: Tomorrow – Mostly Sunny High 94, Low 75
Wednesday – Partly Cloudy High 94, Low 73

AW: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny High 94, Low 76
Wednesday – Partial sunshine High 93, Low 75

NWS: Tomorrow – Partly sunny High 95, Low 76
Wednesday – Partly sunny, High 95, Low 75

WB: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. High 95, Low 77
Wednesday – Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming mostly sunny. High 95, Low 76

I am the only one who thinks it might rain. That’s a little ominous. Here is the satellite, showing a bunch of convection over west Texas and near Dallas.
San Antonio

Feeling Foolish

On April Fools Day, we went to San Antonio for the forecast. We were fully expecting the warm temperatures and strong thunderstorms that moved through on Tuesday, however what came on Wednesday through us all for a loop. The rain fell across south Texas in spits and spurts through the day, but the biggest news were the clouds that prevented temperatures from even reaching 60. The closest forecasters were 15 degrees too warm for highs. Accuweather had the best forecast, but it, like the rest of the work put together today, was terrible.
Actuals: Tuesday – 1.2 inches of rain, max wind gust to 46mph, High 80, Low 58
Wednesday – .29 inches of rain, High 59, Low 50

Grade: F

San Antonio, Texas

We begin April with a trip to the heart of Texas. It’s San Antonio!

At 151PM, CT, San Antonio was reporting a temperature of 78 degrees with sunny skies. A strong ridge of cold air had pushed as far south as Kansas and Oklahoma, and across Texas a southerly flow was drawing warmth and some humidity into the state. There were a few clouds blotting out the sun along the Gulf Coast, but they don’t portend to anything unpleasant for San Antonio.
The real concern for San Antonio is a wave rippling through the Four Corners at this time. It will tap into the warmer environment being seen over Texas and trigger some showers and thunderstorms as soon as tomorrow afternoon. The threat is greatest for heavy rain and perhaps some areas of hail thanks to the surface based forcing. Wind or long lived tornadoes aren’t expected. On Wednesday, there is a distinct chance for rain, but the bulk of the activity will be east of San Antonio, and clouds are the only sure thing.
Tomorrow – Increasingly cloudy with showers late, High 78, Low 65
Wednesday – Rainy early, then cloudy, High 76, Low 57

TWC: Tomorrow – PM T-Storms High 81, Low 64
Wednesday – Scattered T-Storms. Potential for severe thunderstorms High 75, Low 65

AW: Tomorrow – Mostly cloudy with a couple of showers and a thunderstorm, mainly later High 78, Low 64
Wednesday – Humid with periods of rain and a thunderstorm; thunderstorms can be severe High 75, Low 56

NWS: Tomorrow – A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could be severe. Cloudy High 78, Low 65
Wednesday – Showers and thunderstorms likely. Cloudy, High 74, Low 60

WB: Tomorrow – Cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. High 79, Low 65
Wednesday – Cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely. High 75, Low 65

Satellite is pretty quiet right now, but you can see a few clouds rolling ashore with the moisture off the Gulf.

San Antonio