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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Fort Worth TX
319 PM CDT Sun Sep 17 2017


.DISCUSSION...

Another hot late summer day is in progress across North Texas
with temperatures running 5 to 7 degrees above normal. Cooler
weather is located just to our north but it won`t be coming down
anytime soon. A cold front is draped across central Oklahoma into
northwest Texas at this time and is serving as a focus for
scattered shower and thunderstorm activity. One strong storm has
developed across northern Montague county and the threat for a few
storms will continue mainly across our northwest counties through
this evening. Some small hail and gusty winds will be possible
with the strongest storms. This activity will diminish this
evening with loss of heating.

The front will retreat northward overnight into Monday as flow
aloft becomes more zonal. With west and southwest flow aloft,
temperatures will again warm into the low to mid 90s. Outside of
some isolated convection in the far southeast counties, most areas
will remain dry. The generally flat pattern will prevail through
mid week with only very low PoPs across the eastern counties.

As we get into late Wednesday and Thursday, the flow over the
western U.S. will become more amplified as a large trough digs
along the west coast. A little more moisture will be transported
northward as low level southerly flow strengthens a bit across
North Texas. We`ll still remain fairly capped across the region
although it will become weaker with time on Thursday suggesting a
slightly better chance of thunderstorms during the afternoon.
We`ll keep PoPs at 20% areawide. The large upper trough to the
west will be very slow moving through the end of the week with the
global guidance now suggesting that a large upper low will cut off
from the main flow and become positioned across the southwest U.S.
This should keep the cooler air bottled up to the north of us and
the better rain chances well removed from the region. There is
some indication that the upper low will become dislodged by the
latter part of next weekend, but confidence in this is quite low.

In the meantime, we`ll remain relatively dry across the region
through the upcoming week with high temperatures in the 90s.

Dunn

&&

.AVIATION... /Issued 122 PM CDT Sun Sep 17 2017/
/18Z TAFs/

The persistence forecast will continue: VFR with south flow.

A meager low-level jet will attempt to saturate the top of the
nocturnal boundary layer, but any MVFR ceilings will be brief.
This may need to be addressed with a TEMPO at Waco, but it is too
early to introduce that. The flow aloft will become more zonal on
Monday, but the boundary layer moisture (850mb and below) will
remain well capped by extraordinarily dry mid-level air.

25

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Dallas-Ft. Worth    74  94  76  94  77 /   5   5   5  10  10
Waco                72  94  74  95  76 /   0   5   5  10  10
Paris               69  91  71  92  73 /   5  10   5  20  10
Denton              71  93  73  95  75 /   5   5   5  10  10
McKinney            71  92  73  93  74 /   5   5   5  10  10
Dallas              74  94  77  95  77 /   5   5   5  10  10
Terrell             71  92  74  94  75 /   0   5   5  20  10
Corsicana           72  93  74  92  75 /   0  10   5  20  10
Temple              71  92  73  94  75 /   5  10   5  10  10
Mineral Wells       70  93  72  95  73 /   5   5   5  10  10

&&

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

$$



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