Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
217 PM CDT SUN AUG 28 2016

.DISCUSSION...
An MCV located near Amarillo, TX early this afternoon will combine
with plenty of moisture and instability to help produce showers and
thunderstorms across the eastern panhandles this afternoon and
evening. An upper level low over the 4 corners will provide lift and
diffluence to the western panhandles this afternoon and overnight.
These dynamics will hook up with the subtropical moisture to bring
showers and thunderstorms to the western panhandles this afternoon
into the overnight.

Persistence is the word for this forecast, so that means keep the
chances of rain going.  The south to southwest flow aloft will
continue to bring subtropical moisture across the panhandles and
this moisture will combine with instability and a few short wave
troughs to help produce showers and thunderstorms across parts of
the panhandles through at least Thursday.  But late in the week the
pattern may change to where the subtropical moisture is no longer
over the panhandles, but there still may be slight chance of rain
even beyond Thursday as the shear increases and combines with the
instability to produce showers and thunderstorms.

Temperatures may be close to a little below climatology over the
next couple of days given the extra cloud cover. Temperatures should
warm above climo by end of the week as shower and thunderstorm
activity becomes more isolated.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Amarillo TX                64  80  64  79  63 /  60  50  60  50  50
Beaver OK                  65  85  65  84  65 /  40  50  50  40  60
Boise City OK              61  78  60  78  61 /  60  50  60  40  60
Borger TX                  68  82  67  82  66 /  50  50  50  50  50
Boys Ranch TX              62  81  62  80  62 /  60  50  60  50  60
Canyon TX                  62  80  62  79  63 /  60  50  60  50  60
Clarendon TX               66  82  65  83  65 /  50  40  50  50  50
Dalhart TX                 63  80  62  79  62 /  60  50  60  50  60
Guymon OK                  65  82  64  82  64 /  60  50  50  40  60
Hereford TX                63  80  62  79  62 /  60  50  60  60  60
Lipscomb TX                67  84  67  85  67 /  40  50  40  40  60
Pampa TX                   65  83  65  83  66 /  50  50  50  50  50
Shamrock TX                68  85  67  85  68 /  40  40  40  40  50
Wellington TX              69  86  68  87  68 /  40  40  40  40  40

&&

.AMA Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
TX...None.
OK...None.

&&

$$

3/15


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