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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
351 PM CDT SAT MAR 28 2015

.DISCUSSION...
WITH SUNNY SKIES AND SOUTH WINDS OF 10 TO 15 MPH...TEMPERATURES
HAVE WARMED INTO THE MID 70S TO LOWER 80S ACROSS THE MOST OF THE
FORECAST AREA AS OF 3 PM. WINDS ACROSS THE WESTERN ZONES ARE MORE
SOUTHWESTERLY...GIVING THEM A DOWNSLOPE COMPONENT...ALLOWING
TEMPERATURES TO WARM INTO THE MID TO UPPER 80S.

DRY WEATHER WILL PREVAIL THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON. EXPECT MOSTLY
CLEAR SKIES TONIGHT BUT WITH MORE SOUTHERLY WINDS TONIGHT THAN WE
HAD LAST NIGHT...TEMPERATURES SHOULD BE 5 TO 10 DEGREES WARMER. IT
WILL BE ANOTHER WARM SPRING DAY SUNDAY WITH HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S
NORTHEAST TO NEAR 90 DEGREES ACROSS THE NORMALLY WARMER SPOTS
ACROSS THE WEST. A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE NORTHWESTERN
ZONES TOWARD SUNSET SUNDAY AS A SHORTWAVE APPROACHES. THE FRONT
WILL MOVE DOWN TO NEAR I-20 CORRIDOR BEFORE STALLING LATE SUNDAY
NIGHT. THERE WILL BE A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS SUNDAY
EVENING THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT HOURS MAINLY ACROSS AREAS ALONG AND
EAST OF US 287 AND ALONG AND NORTH OF I-20. ALTHOUGH MOISTURE MAY
BE SOMEWHAT LIMITED...SOME STRONG THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE
ACROSS THE NORTHEASTERN THIRD OF THE FORECAST AREA...WITH SMALL
HAIL AS WELL AS CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING.

WE WILL HAVE A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS MOST OF
THE FORECAST AREA MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY. WATER VAPOR SATELLITE
IMAGERY SHOWS AN UPPER LEVEL LOW OVER THE EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN
ABOUT 800 MILES WEST OF THE NORTHERN PART OF BAJA CALIFORNIA. THIS
SYSTEM WILL MOVE EAST ACROSS TEXAS WEDNESDAY. SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS WILL END ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA WEDNESDAY
AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT. A WEAKER UPPER LEVEL SYSTEM AND
COLD FRONT WILL AFFECT THE REGION AT THE END OF THE WORK WEEK
BRINGING A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS FRIDAY
AFTERNOON INTO THE WEEKEND.

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&&

.AVIATION...
/ISSUED 1233 PM CDT SAT MAR 28 2015/
/18Z TAFS/ VFR CONDITIONS EXPECTED THROUGH SUNDAY AS A
DRY...STABLE NORTHWESTERLY UPPER LEVEL FLOW PATTERN PERSISTS
ACROSS THE REGION. THE PRESSURE GRADIENT AT THE SURFACE SHOULD
SUPPORT AROUND 10KTS OF SOUTHERLY WIND AT ALL SITES THRU
SUNSET...WITH BACKING AND DIMINISHING WINDS OVERNIGHT. S-SELY
WINDS 10-13KTS WILL RETURN BY 15Z SUN AS A SURFACE LOW DEVELOPS
OVER THE SRN TX PANHANDLE. THIS BOUNDR

BRADSHAW


&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TX  55  84  59  74  63 /   0   5  30  20  20
WACO, TX              54  85  61  76  62 /   0   5  10  20  20
PARIS, TX             48  78  56  71  58 /   0   5  40  30  30
DENTON, TX            54  83  57  73  61 /   0   5  30  20  20
MCKINNEY, TX          53  81  58  72  62 /   0   5  30  30  30
DALLAS, TX            55  83  60  74  63 /   0   5  30  30  20
TERRELL, TX           55  82  59  73  61 /   0   5  30  30  30
CORSICANA, TX         55  82  61  75  61 /   0   5  20  30  20
TEMPLE, TX            52  84  61  76  60 /   0   0  10  20  20
MINERAL WELLS, TX     53  88  58  76  62 /   0   5  20  10  20

&&

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

&&

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