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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
1131 AM CST MON JAN 26 2015

.AVIATION...
VFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED AT ALL NORTH TEXAS TAF SITES THROUGH
TUESDAY AFTERNOON WITH ONLY FEW TO SCATTERED HIGH CLOUDS...MAINLY
IN WACO.

A WEST TO SOUTHWEST WIND WILL PREVAIL THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING
AT SPEEDS GENERALLY LESS THAN 12 KNOTS. THE WIND WILL TURN A BIT
MORE NORTHWEST OVERNIGHT AND REMAIN FROM THE NORTHWEST ON TUESDAY
AT SPEEDS GENERALLY LESS THAN 12 KNOTS.

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.UPDATE...
SUNSHINE AND LIGHT WEST WINDS WILL ALLOW TEMPERATURES TO
CONTINUE TO CLIMB AS WE HEAD TOWARDS THE AFTERNOON. WITH AN UPPER
RIDGE CENTERED OVER WEST TEXAS...OUR WARMEST READINGS SHOULD OCCUR
OVER THE WESTERN-MOST COUNTIES WHERE HIGHS SHOULD APPROACH THE MID
70S. TEMPERATURES WILL TAPER OFF TO HIGHS IN THE MID 60S OVER THE
EASTERN LOCALES. GRIDS ARE IN GOOD SHAPE WITH ONLY MINOR UPDATES
EXPECTED.

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.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 300 AM CST MON JAN 26 2015/
WITH UNSEASONABLY STRONG UPPER RIDGING ALOFT...ABOVE NORMAL HIGH
TEMPERATURES WILL PREVAIL THROUGH MIDWEEK. THE PLEASANT WEATHER
WILL COME TO AN END ON THURSDAY WHEN A COLD FRONT SURGES THROUGH
THE REGION. POSTFRONTAL PRECIPITATION IS LOOKING MORE PROMISING...
WHICH WOULD MEAN A CHILLY AND RAINY WEEKEND.

WINDS HAVE SUBSIDED OVERNIGHT...ALLOWING TEMPERATURES TO FALL INTO
THE 30S IN MANY LOCATIONS. IN GRAHAM...WHERE WINDS HAVE BEEN
CALM...THE TEMPERATURE REACHED FREEZING. DESPITE THE SEASONAL
TEMPERATURES THIS MORNING...THE COMBINATION OF LOW HUMIDITY...
DOWNSLOPE WINDS...AND ABUNDANT SUNSHINE WILL ALLOW TEMPERATURES TO
SOAR INTO THE 60S BY MIDDAY. AFTERNOON HIGHS WILL REACH THE 70S
ALONG AND WEST OF THE I-35 CORRIDOR. SPRING FEVER WILL BE IN FULL
FORCE TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY WITH 70S REGIONWIDE. THE WARMEST DAY
OF THE WEEK LOOKS TO BE WEDNESDAY WHEN ECMWF MOS IS 79F FOR
SEVERAL LOCATIONS...INCLUDING DFW AND WACO.

THE NEXT COLD FRONT WILL ARRIVE THURSDAY...BUT HIGH TEMPERATURES
WILL STILL REACH THE 60S...PERHAPS EVEN 70F IN CENTRAL TEXAS WHERE
THE FRONT WILL ARRIVE LATE IN THE DAY. ALTHOUGH THERE WILL BE SOME
MOISTURE RETURN IN ADVANCE OF THE FRONT...SUBSIDENCE WILL
PERSIST...AND NO PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED DURING ITS PASSAGE.

EXTENDED GUIDANCE MAINTAINS GOOD AGREEMENT WITH RESPECT TO THE
SYNOPTIC PATTERN AND ITS IMPACTS ON TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION
FOR THE UPCOMING WEEKEND. ARCTIC AIR MAY SPILL AS FAR SOUTH AS THE
CENTRAL PLAINS...BUT WITH A LARGE CUT OFF LOW NEAR THE GULF OF
CALIFORNIA...THE MAIN POLAR JET SHOULD GUIDE THAT AIR MASS TOWARD
THE EAST COAST. THE RESULT FOR TEXAS THIS WEEKEND IS SOUTHWEST
FLOW...RIDING OVER THE TOP OF A CHILLY BUT ABOVE-FREEZING BOUNDARY
LAYER. SURFACE TEMPERATURES LOOK TO BE SAFELY ABOVE FREEZING WITH
THERMAL PROFILES SUPPORTIVE OF RAIN. AT THIS TIME...SATURDAY LOOKS
TO BE THE RAINIEST DAY...BUT UNCERTAINTY IN TIMING ON DAY 6 WILL
KEEP POPS AT 50 PERCENT OR LESS.

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.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TX  70  45  74  49  75 /   0   0   0   0   0
WACO, TX              71  43  74  44  75 /   0   0   0   0   0
PARIS, TX             64  42  70  43  71 /   0   0   0   0   0
DENTON, TX            71  41  73  45  75 /   0   0   0   0   0
MCKINNEY, TX          69  42  72  44  73 /   0   0   0   0   0
DALLAS, TX            70  46  73  49  74 /   0   0   0   0   0
TERRELL, TX           68  43  73  46  73 /   0   0   0   0   0
CORSICANA, TX         68  45  73  48  74 /   0   0   0   0   0
TEMPLE, TX            71  44  74  45  75 /   0   0   0   0   0
MINERAL WELLS, TX     73  41  75  45  79 /   0   0   0   0   0

&&

.FWD WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NONE.

&&

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