Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
254 PM CDT TUE SEP 27 2016

.DISCUSSION...

The southern High Plains will remain sandwiched between an
anomalously cold closed low over the Great Lakes states and a
deepening long wave trough off the west coast of North America.
With clearing and drying conditions forecast for Wednesday,
temperatures should have no problem returning to the mid 70s
mountains to mid 80s along the Rio Grande. The Great Lakes low is
forecast to drop south over the Ohio River valley over the next
few days. This will in turn send a backdoor cold front across west
Texas and southeastern New Mexico Thursday morning, knocking down
temperatures slightly. Temperatures will be quick to rebound,
however, and the warming trend will continue through the weekend,
with widespread 80s expected. Indeed, by this time next week, high
temperatures should range from the upper 70s mountains to lower
90s across the Pecos River valley.

Precipitation chances will wane, as a closed low over Baja
California is absorbed into the aforementioned eastern Pacific
long wave trough. The southern High Plains weather will then be
influenced by a high amplitude ridge, and as such will hang onto
low precipitation chances across far west Texas this weekend, with
the remainder of the area remaining dry.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Big Spring                     55  84  58  76 /   0  10  10  10
Carlsbad                       51  82  60  78 /   0  10  10  10
Dryden                         58  82  64  83 /  10  10  10  10
Fort Stockton                  57  82  61  80 /   0  10  10  10
Guadalupe Pass                 53  75  58  72 /  10  10  10  10
Hobbs                          50  82  57  78 /   0  10  10  10
Marfa                          49  77  58  73 /  10  10  10  10
Midland Intl Airport           54  84  58  78 /   0  10  10  10
Odessa                         54  83  59  78 /   0  10  10  10
Wink                           52  84  61  81 /   0  10  10  10

&&

.MAF Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
NM...None.
TX...None.
&&

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