Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS San Angelo, TX
FXUS64 KSJT 041136
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service SAN ANGELO TX
536 AM CST Sun Dec 4 2016
IFR ceilings this morning will rise to MVFR by noon at KABI and
KSJT. KABI will likely see VFR conditions mid afternoon. Southern
terminals, including KJCT and KSOA may rise to MVFR temporarily,
but kept ceilings IFR as a band of showers moves in, with
ceilings and visibilities varying between IFR and MVFR. The
showers should spread north to KSJT and KBBD by 00Z Monday. An
isolated thunderstorm is possible with the late afternoon and
overnight showers, put potential is too low to include in the
.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 457 AM CST Sun Dec 4 2016/
An upper low over northern Mexico will move northeast toward the Big
Bend area tonight, bringing West Central Texas into an area of upper
level divergence and potential rainfall. The best rainfall will be
south of the Big Country.
This morning, rainfall amounts will be light, with southeastern
sections, east of San Angelo to Sonora line, having the best chance
of measurable rainfall. As the upper low approaches, however,
heavier rainfall will spread north into the I-10 corridor this
afternoon, possibly reaching San Angelo late. Tonight, the heavier
rainfall will likely spread northward into the Concho Valley and
Brownwood areas. Rainfall amounts of 1/2 to 1 inch are possible
with locally heavy amounts of 2 inches along the I-10 corridor.
Again, the Big Country will likely miss out on the heavier rain. The
main impact will be street flooding as the rainfall should be
spread over several hours.
Cool and cloudy skies will otherwise continue with highs around 50
this afternoon and lows in the lower 40s tonight. North to northeast
winds of 10 to 15 mph will decrease to 5 to 10 mph tonight as the
center of surface high pressure builds over the region.
..Rain Chances Linger...
As the upper low moves across Texas, from west to east and just
south of or across our southern counties, rain will end Monday.
The NAM solution is very close to the ECMWF, and both bring the
center of the upper low across the southern extent of our
Heartland counties. The GFS takes to low`s center nearly east, and
it just misses our Heartland counties. The GFS ends QPF over our
eastern counties by 00Z; the other two models continue some QPF
into Monday night. The general consensus is to end weather at 00Z;
so, will maintain that scenario. Highs on Monday may be a little
warmer than today, with numbers in the lower to mid 50s likely.
(Monday night through Saturday)
..Dry and Unseasonably Cold...
The remainder of the longer term remains dry, with temperatures
mainly below seasonal normals. Another cold front will sweep
across West central Texas late Monday night into Tuesday. This
front will have limited impact on temperatures; however, it will
set the stage for another colder front on Wednesday. Wednesday`s
front will bring gusty winds from the north and a cold blast of
Polar air. Temperatures, post front, will likely be the coldest
so far, with highs Thursday mainly around 40 and highs Friday
mainly in the mid to upper 40s. Lows will be cold, especially
Wednesday night and Thursday night, when numbers mainly in the mid
20s look likely. For Saturday, surface winds from the south will
help initiate a warming trend and produce highs closer to seasonal
normals, mainly in the mid 50s.
.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Abilene 51 41 53 40 / 20 50 60 0
San Angelo 50 41 55 42 / 50 80 50 0
Junction 51 44 54 41 / 70 90 60 0
Brownwood 52 43 52 41 / 30 70 80 5
Sweetwater 49 40 53 41 / 20 40 40 0
Ozona 49 42 56 40 / 70 80 50 0