Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion...UPDATED
National Weather Service Fort Worth TX
1252 PM CDT Tue May 23 2017

.AVIATION...
A cold front has moved to southeast of a KPRX (Paris) to KINJ
(Hillsboro) to KMNZ (Hamilton) line as of 1730z. This front will
slide through the rest of the forecast area by 00z Wednesday.
Expect scattered to numerous showers and some embedded
thunderstorms to occur this afternoon as an upper level
disturbance that is currently over the Texas Panhandle moves
across the region. This activity should end around/shortly after
00z in the Metroplex and around/shortly after 01z at Waco. VFR
conditions are then expected to prevail for the rest of the
forecast period.

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.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 327 AM CDT Tue May 23 2017/
North and Central Texas will remain in the left exit region of a
100 knot jet this morning. The large scale lift from this feature
coupled with copious amounts of low and mid level moisture will
result in scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms. The
storms will be most focused along a cold front which will move
across the entire region through the day. Surface based CAPE will
be limited today which will keep most storms well below severe
limits. However, decent mid level lapse rates will support a few
tall storms which could become marginally severe. The primary
hazard will be hail up to one inch in diameter and brief damaging
wind gusts. The best chance for strong to severe storms will be
across the southern zones where instability will be the greatest.

All storms should move southeast of the region this evening once
much drier and subsident air filters in from the northwest. Clouds
will also clear quickly overnight which, when combined with the
dry air, will allow for efficient radiational cooling. Low
temperatures Wednesday morning will range from the upper 40s in
the northwest to the middle 50s across the southern zones and
urban areas of the Metroplex.

Dry northwest flow aloft will remain in place across the Central
and Southern Plains on Wednesday as a deep upper trough digs into
the southeastern U.S. However, the cool and dry air will be very
temporary with building upper level high pressure and a return of
Gulf moisture. The upper ridge axis will translate east of the
region Thursday night as an upper trough develops across the West
Coast. Increasing low level warm air advection Friday should
result in the hottest day we have seen thus far this spring with
dewpoints in the upper 60s and lower 70s and afternoon highs in
the 90s. Some of the western zones could approach the century mark
Friday afternoon as the dryline mixes eastward and surface winds
turn to the southwest.

The hot and humid weather will continue into Saturday, but there
should be a few more clouds around which may keep temps a bit
cooler. Large scale lift will also be on the increase Saturday as
the upper trough moves into the Central and Southern Rockies.
The atmosphere should remain very capped Saturday afternoon, but a
few storms may go up on the eastward mixing dryline. Better storm
chances will arrive on Sunday with the passage of a cold front as
per the GFS and ECMWF solutions.

Precipitation chances will decrease Sunday night, but may return
to the southern zones Monday, if the cold front stalls across
South Texas as per the medium range solutions. For now we will
keep PoPs on Memorial day low and confined to locations generally
south of I-20.

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.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Dallas-Ft. Worth    72  55  82  60  90 /  60   5   5   0   0
Waco                75  53  83  59  90 /  50  10   5   0   0
Paris               74  51  73  53  84 /  60  20   5   0   0
Denton              71  51  79  56  89 /  70   5   5   0   0
McKinney            72  52  77  55  87 /  60   5   5   0   0
Dallas              72  56  81  61  90 /  60   5   5   0   0
Terrell             73  53  77  56  86 /  60  20   5   0   0
Corsicana           74  54  81  59  88 /  60  20   5   0   0
Temple              77  53  83  60  90 /  50  20   5   0   0
Mineral Wells       72  50  82  57  92 /  60   5   5   0   0

&&

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

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