Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Fort Worth TX
227 PM CST Tue Feb 21 2017

.DISCUSSION...
Weak front has pushed through the forecast area this afternoon
and only a few clouds remain over our eastern counties allowing
temperatures to warm into the 70s and NNW winds gusting to around
20kts. We`ll see mostly clear skies overnight with temperatures
a few degrees lower than last night.

By Wednesday morning, the upper low moves towards the middle Gulf
coast and we`ll see weak ridging build into the area. This will
allow for rapidly warming temperatures by Wednesday afternoon but
generally light winds. These factors, along with the recent rains,
will prevent any fire weather concerns on Wednesday.

By Thursday, a more zonal upper level flow is expected but with
return flow at the surface, expect temperatures to warm even
further. Have mid 80s in for the metroplex which is near the
record high for DFW (86 degrees for Feb 23rd). Winds will also be
picking up on Thursday afternoon, with 15-20kts expected for much
of the area. Warm temps, low humidities and gusty winds are
all concerning factors for a critical fire weather threat, but
with the recent rain and the fact that fuels have begun to green-
up across the area, will hold off on any fire weather headlines
for now.

A weak front moves through the area Friday/Friday night which will
knock temperatures back down closer to normal to start the
weekend. Have left out any mention of precipitation associated
with this system as it looks pretty dry.

This weekend will be dry, starting off cooler on Saturday and
warming up by Sunday. Another upper trough moves towards the U.S.
West Coast early next week and begins a chance of rain locally
early Monday. For now, not looking at any significant rain maker
the first half of the week, just persistent rain chances each day
with relatively mild temps.

&&

.AVIATION...
/18Z TAFs/

A deep area of low pressure continues to move away to the east and
over the Lower Mississippi Valley today. In it`s wake, dry northwest
flow both at the surface and aloft will result in VFR conditions
into this evening. By tonight, a shortwave ridge aloft will settle
across the region with continued VFR conditions through midday
Wednesday.

Northwest winds around 15 knots will diminish to near 5 knots this
evening, before weak south winds 5-8 kts return Wednesday afternoon.

05/


&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Dallas-Ft. Worth    48  80  55  85  55 /   0   0   0   5   5
Waco                46  79  51  82  54 /   0   0   0   5  10
Paris               49  77  53  82  54 /   0   0   0   5  10
Denton              44  79  52  84  51 /   0   0   0   5   5
McKinney            45  78  53  83  53 /   0   0   0   5  10
Dallas              49  80  56  85  55 /   0   0   0   5  10
Terrell             49  78  54  83  55 /   0   0   0   5  10
Corsicana           50  79  55  84  56 /   0   0   0   5  10
Temple              47  80  52  83  54 /   0   0   0   5  10
Mineral Wells       44  83  51  88  49 /   0   0   0   5   5

&&

.FWD WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
None.
&&

$$



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