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FXUS64 KFWD 301747
AFDFWD

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
1247 PM CDT TUE JUN 30 2015

.AVIATION...
VFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED AT ALL NORTH TEXAS TAF SITES THROUGH
WEDNESDAY.

NORTH TEXAS WILL REMAIN ON THE EASTERN PERIPHERY OF A STRONG
UPPER LEVEL RIDGE AND KEEP NORTHERLY FLOW ACROSS THE REGION. A FEW
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH
WEDNESDAY BUT COVERAGE OF STORMS WILL BE TOO LIMITED TO INCLUDE AT
ANY OF THE TERMINALS.

A SOUTH WIND WILL CONTINUE AT SPEEDS BETWEEN 8 AND 14 KNOTS.

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&&

.UPDATE...
DESPITE THE LLJ VEERING AND WEAKENING...AND THE OVERNIGHT CLUSTER
OF SHOWERS AND STORMS MOVING AWAY FROM THE BETTER THETA-E
AXIS...THEY CONTINUE TO PERSIST ON LATENT INSTABILITY BETWEEN
2000-3000 J/KG ACROSS CENTRAL TEXAS. HAVE UPDATED TO INCREASE RAIN
CHANCES RAIN CHANCES FROM HILLSBORO TOWARD WACO AND MEXIA FOR
THIS MORNING. RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL NOT BE OVERLY HIGH AS
CONTINUED WEAKENING OCCURS THROUGH MID MORNING.

RESIDUAL OUTFLOW BOUNDARIES AND A WEAK MCV FROM THIS SYSTEM WILL
SURELY BE A PLAYER IN WHERE CONVECTIVE INITIATION OCCURS THIS
AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.

05/

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 233 AM CDT TUE JUN 30 2015/
WE WILL CONTINUE TO SEE A DIFFLUENT NORTH FLOW PATTERN OVER THE
CENTRAL PLAINS INTO EARLY WEDNESDAY...BEFORE FLAT RIDGING ARRIVES
LATER WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY FOR A BRIEF REPRIEVE IN ISOLATED TO
SCATTERED CONVECTION. CURRENTLY...AN ELEVATED 925MB-850MB FRONT
EXTENDED FROM NEAR THE I-20 CORRIDOR UP INTO SE OK/SW AR THIS
MORNING. A THETA-E AXIS BETWEEN 925MB-700MB WAS EXPECTED TO BE
SITUATED JUST OFF THE SE EDGE OF THE ELEVATED FRONT TODAY.

ONE LITTLE CLUSTER OF STRONG STORMS FROM MCKINNEY TO GREENVILLE
CONTINUE TO BE FED BY A 25-30 KT SSWLY LLJ AND WILL CONTINUE TO
MIGRATE SSW INTO THE RICHER THETA-E AIRMASS THROUGH SUNRISE.
CURRENT HIGH RES MODELS CONTINUE TO STRUGGLE WITH ACTIVITY ONCE
AGAIN IN THE WEAK DIFFLUENT FLOW ALOFT AND WERE DEEMED PRETTY MUCH
UNUSABLE THIS MORNING. CURRENT CLUSTER OF STORMS OVER OUR NE COUNTIES
IS EXPECTED TO WEAKEN TOWARD SUNRISE AS CURRENT MODEST LLJ
WEAKENS. I WILL STILL CARRY 20-30 POPS GENERALLY ACROSS THE SE
HALF OF THE CWA TODAY AS NUMEROUS OLD OUTFLOW BOUNDARIES WILL
EXIST WITH FORCING FROM A SUBTLE SHORTWAVE ROTATING SE TOWARD THE
NW GULF OF MEXICO. WITH STRONG INSTABILITY AND HIGH THETA-E LAPSE
RATES EXPECTED...A FEW STRONG TO BRIEF SEVERE MICROBURSTS AND
VERY SMALL HAIL ARE POSSIBLE. LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL AND MINOR
FLOODING WILL BE POSSIBLE DUE TO WEAK STEERING CURRENTS ALOFT AND
PROPAGATION DOMINATING STORM MOVEMENTS.

FOR TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY...HAVE LINGERED SLIGHT CHANCES ACROSS
THE FAR SE COUNTIES WHERE THE RICHER MOISTURE WILL PERSIST FOR
ANOTHER DAY. A BRIEF DRY PERIOD WILL OCCUR WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING AS SOME ENHANCEMENT OF RIDGING ALOFT AND
RESULTANT SUBSIDENCE OCCUR. HOWEVER...THE EASTERN CONUS TROUGH
WILL AMPLIFY ONCE AGAIN BY FRIDAY INTO THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND...AS
THE UPPER RIDGE AXIS MIGRATES WEST OUT OF THE AREA ONCE AGAIN.
THIS LONGWAVE PATTERN CHANGE WILL ALLOW PERIODIC NW FLOW SHORTWAVE
DISTURBANCES TO ROTATE SE ACROSS THE ARKLATEX AND BRING CHANCES
FOR SHOWERS AND STORMS ACROSS PARTICULARLY AREAS NORTH OF I-20 AND
EAST OF I-35. IT IS HARD TO SAY HOW THIS WILL AFFECT JULY 4TH
FESTIVITIES...BUT THE WEATHER DEFINITELY BEARS WATCHING IF YOU
PLAN ON BEING OUTDOORS THIS HOLIDAY WEEKEND TO WATCH AREA
FIREWORKS DISPLAYS. HIGH TEMPERATURES SHOULD BE SLIGHTLY BELOW
NORMAL WITH TEMPS IN THE LOWER 90S THE END OF THE WEEK INTO THE
HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

A SEASONABLY HOT AND DRY PERIOD LOOKS TO SET UP NEXT WEEK...AS
AMPLIFICATION OF THE LONGWAVE PATTERN DAMPENS WITH BROAD RIDGING
SETTING UP FROM THE SW STATES INTO THE CENTRAL GULF STATES. HIGHS
IN THE MID 90S AND LOWS IN THE 70S ARE EXPECTED WITH DRY
CONDITIONS.

05/



&&


.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
DALLAS-FT. WORTH, TX  95  76  95  76  94 /  20   5   5   5   5
WACO, TX              93  74  93  74  93 /  20  10   5   5   5
PARIS, TX             92  73  92  75  91 /  20  10  10   5   5
DENTON, TX            95  74  94  75  93 /  20   5   5   5   5
MCKINNEY, TX          93  74  94  75  93 /  20   5   5   5   5
DALLAS, TX            95  77  95  77  94 /  20   5   5   5   5
TERRELL, TX           93  74  93  75  92 /  20  10   5   5   5
CORSICANA, TX         92  74  93  74  92 /  20  10  10   5   5
TEMPLE, TX            91  72  92  72  91 /  20  20  10   5   5
MINERAL WELLS, TX     94  72  95  73  92 /  10   5   5   5   5

&&

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

&&

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