Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Fort Worth TX
333 PM CDT THU JUL 28 2016

.DISCUSSION...
Scattered showers and thunderstorms continue to develop across
portions of North and Central Texas this afternoon. Greatest
coverage has been across our far eastern, southern, and western
counties with little to no coverage across the metro area. Expect
these trends to continue through the next few hours. Lightning, brief
heavy downpours and gusty winds of around 40mph will be possible with
the stronger storms, particularly across our southern counties up
through Waco.

The last few runs of the HRRR have been quite bullish in bringing
thunderstorms from Oklahoma across the Red River and along the
I-20 corridor by late this evening. While coverage is increasing
across northern Oklahoma other guidance is less aggressive and
will tend to discount the HRRR solution for now. Greatest chances
for precipitation overnight into early Friday for our area will be
along the Red River near daybreak with the approach of an
overnight MCS expected to develop across SW Kansas and propagate
southeastward into Oklahoma. This pattern may repeat overnight
Friday into Saturday but the strengthening ridge should shift the
best rain chances further off to the north.

Extended forecast remains relatively unchanged as the upper ridge
is expected to recenter itself across the southern plains by this
weekend and slowly strengthen into next week. This will keep most
of the region dry beginning Friday and allow temperatures to
slowly warm into next week. By early next week increasing heights
combined with south southwesterly low level winds should
allow afternoon highs to reach or exceed 100 degrees across much
of the region Monday through Wednesday. The ridge begins to
slowly weaken over the latter half of next week which would allow
temperatures to ease slightly but produce no significant relief
from the heat.

McKinney

&&

.AVIATION...
/ISSUED 1234 PM CDT THU JUL 28 2016/
/18Z TAFs/

Concerns...VCTS this afternoon and early evening.

Isolated to scattered showers and storms are expected to develop
again this afternoon with the overall coverage less than
yesterday. Will continue with a VCTS mention at all the TAF sites
from 19-00Z but the best window for thunder appears to be after
21-22Z. Will not Tempo for TSRA at any of the airports but will
amend if needed once convective trends are observed after
development. A complex of storms is expected to develop in Kansas
overnight and move south into Oklahoma. As this complex nears the
Red River early Friday morning, it is expected to weaken and
possibly dissipate. At this time, do not have enough confidence to
mention rain in the Metroplex TAFs Friday morning and will
continue to monitor this potential.

Otherwise, VFR is expected to prevail with a mix of cumulus
clouds between 4-6 kft and mid level clouds between 10-15 kft.
Southwest winds at the start of the valid TAF period are expected
to become south and south-southeast in a few hours. On Friday
morning, the winds will veer to the southwest again. Wind speeds
through the period will remain generally less than 10 kts but
could gust up to 30 kts in and near storms (from outflow
boundaries).

JLDunn


&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Dallas-Ft. Worth    78  97  78  97  79 /  10  10  10  10   5
Waco                76  98  77  98  77 /  10  10   5   5   5
Paris               73  94  74  95  76 /  20  20  20  20   5
Denton              74  96  76  97  76 /  10  10  10  10   5
McKinney            75  95  75  96  76 /  10  20  10  10   5
Dallas              78  97  78  98  78 /  10  10  10  10   5
Terrell             76  95  76  97  77 /  10  20  10  10   5
Corsicana           76  96  77  97  77 /  10  10   5  10   5
Temple              75  97  76  98  76 /  10  10   5   5   5
Mineral Wells       73  97  74  99  76 /  10  10  10   5   5

&&

.FWD Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
None.
&&

$$

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