Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Shreveport, LA

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FXUS64 KSHV 030919
AFDSHV

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SHREVEPORT LA
419 AM CDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.DISCUSSION...
A WELCOME CHANGE IN OUR WEATHER PATTERN IS BEGINNING TO TAKE SHAPE
AS A HIGHLY AMPLIFIED UPPER RIDGE CONTINUES TO BUILD EWD OVER THE
ROCKIES. MEANWHILE ALONG ITS ERN PERIPHERY...AN UPPER TROUGH IS
SEEN DIVING SWD ACROSS THE PLAINS PER THE LATEST WATER VAPOR LOOP.
THIS TROUGH WILL QUICKLY TRAVERSE OUR REGION TODAY AND LEAVE DEEP
NW FLOW IN ITS WAKE BUT EXPECT CLOUDS TO INCREASE DURING THE DAY
BEFORE THE TROUGH PIVOTS EAST OF THE REGION. BEHIND IT...EXPECT TO
SEE SEVERAL DAYS OF PLENTIFUL SUNSHINE AND PLEASANT TEMPERATURES.
MORNINGS LOWS WILL ACTUALLY RUN BELOW NORMAL FOR MUCH OF THE WEEK
AS A REINFORCING DRY FRONT USHERS IN EVEN COOLER AIR ON THURSDAY.

AS THE RIDGE BUILDS IN LATE WEEK...EXPECT TEMPERATURES TO CLIMB
BACK NEAR OR ABOVE NORMAL BY FRIDAY WITH HIGHS IN THE 80S AND
LOWS IN THE 60S OVER THE WEEKEND. THE NEXT CHANCE FOR RAINFALL
LOOKS TO COME LATE SUNDAY BUT MORE SO INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK WITH
THE ARRIVAL OF ANOTHER UPPER TROUGH AND WEAK FRONTAL BOUNDARY. IN
THE MEANTIME...WE WILL HAVE AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF DRY CONDITIONS
TO HELP ALLOW OUR AREA LAKES AND RIVERS TO BEGIN RECEDING AFTER
SEVERAL RECENT HEAVY RAINFALL EVENTS. /19/

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
SHV  74  52  80  55 /   0   0   0   0
MLU  74  51  79  54 /  10   0   0   0
DEQ  71  47  79  49 /   0   0   0   0
TXK  72  51  78  52 /   0   0   0   0
ELD  72  49  78  51 /   0   0   0   0
TYR  73  52  80  54 /   0   0   0   0
GGG  73  52  80  54 /   0   0   0   0
LFK  75  51  81  56 /   0   0   0   0

&&

.SHV WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
AR...NONE.
LA...NONE.
OK...NONE.
TX...NONE.
&&

$$

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