Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Fort Worth TX
1132 PM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

.AVIATION...
No major aviation weather concerns are expected across the region
through Saturday evening with generally clear skies and no
visibility restrictions.

A north to northeast wind overnight will gradually turn to the
east through the day Saturday and southeast Saturday evening.
Wind speeds will range between 7 and 13 knots tonight through
Saturday afternoon. Wind speeds should fall below 7 knots after
sunset Saturday.

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.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 358 PM CST Fri Feb 24 2017/
The gusty northwest winds behind the overnight cold front have
started to decrease this afternoon. The low clouds that were
immediately behind the front has shifted off to the east leaving
sunny skies area wide. Temperatures have managed to rise into
the upper 50s northwest to the upper 60s southeast this
afternoon. Winds will become northerly and decrease to 5 to 10 mph
this evening. These lighter winds and clear skies will allow
temperature`s to fall into the upper 20s to around 40 across the
forecast area by daybreak Saturday.

As a surface high centered to our north moves east, winds will
come around the northeast Saturday morning and to the east mid to
late Saturday afternoon. With temperatures starting off 15 to 20
degrees lower than they were this morning, it will be cooler
Saturday despite the insolation. Highs will be in the 50s to lower
60s.

The pressure gradient between an area of low pressure developing
to our west and a surface high over the southeastern U.S. will
result in increasing southerly winds Sunday. This will tap
Gulf moisture resulting in increasing cloudiness Sunday. There
will be a chance of showers Sunday afternoon and night and some
isolated thunderstorms will be possible Sunday night.

A dryline feature is expected to set up Monday and Tuesday. There
will be a chance of showers and thunderstorms east of a Bowie to
Goldthwaite line each day and some strong to severe storms will
be possible. Temperatures will be in the mid 70s to lower 80s
both days. There will be an elevated fire weather threat mainly
west of a Lampasas to Bowie line behind the dry line due to low
relative humidities and gusty winds.

A cold front will move through the region Tuesday night bringing
cooler weather and drier air. Temperatures will still be above
seasonal normals. There will be elevated fire weather conditions
mainly west of I-35 Wednesday.

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.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Dallas-Ft. Worth    36  56  41  66  56 /   0   0   0  30  50
Waco                33  58  41  67  58 /   0   0   0  30  40
Paris               32  53  36  63  52 /   0   0   0  40  70
Denton              31  53  38  65  54 /   0   0   0  30  50
McKinney            34  55  37  64  54 /   0   0   0  30  50
Dallas              38  56  42  66  57 /   0   0   0  30  50
Terrell             35  55  39  66  57 /   0   0   0  40  60
Corsicana           38  57  41  67  58 /   0   0   0  40  50
Temple              37  59  41  68  58 /   0   0   0  30  40
Mineral Wells       32  56  39  67  51 /   0   0   0  20  30

&&

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

$$

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