Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
502 PM CDT Tue Jul 25 2017

.DISCUSSION...

See 00Z Aviation Discussion below.

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.AVIATION...

VFR conditions will prevail next 24 hours. Forecast soundings
develop a 4-5 kft agl cu field by late morning Wed. No chance of
precipitation after what`s currently on radar dies out w/loss of
daytime heating.

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 207 PM CDT Tue Jul 25 2017/

DISCUSSION...

The upper ridge has strengthened over the Southern Plains this
afternoon leading to much less in the way of convection across the
area. The exception is across the higher terrain where lower heights
and more moisture reside. Locally heavy rainfall will remain
possible, but coverage will become more isolated each afternoon
through the end of the week. This will be the trend the next few
days as the upper ridge slowly builds west into the Rockies.
Temperatures during this time will rise back above normal as the
ground dries from the heavy rain saw a few days ago.

By late this weekend, the upper ridge moves far enough west to
allow northerly flow to develop across our area. Not only will
temperatures cool back below normal, but rain chances are progged
to increase significantly by early next week. It`s a little too
early to tell, but this pattern typically brings thunderstorm
complexes down from the north during the evening and overnight
hours. Heavy rain and maybe even a severe storm or two are
possible as well. More on this in the coming days.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Big Spring                     75  99  74  99 /   0   0   0   0
Carlsbad                       73  99  72  98 /  10  20  10  10
Dryden                         75  98  75 101 /   0  10   0  10
Fort Stockton                  73  97  73  99 /   0  10   0  10
Guadalupe Pass                 69  89  68  87 /  20  30  20  20
Hobbs                          70  96  69  95 /   0  10   0  10
Marfa                          65  90  64  88 /  10  20  10  10
Midland Intl Airport           74  98  73  99 /   0   0   0   0
Odessa                         74  98  74  98 /   0   0   0   0
Wink                           74 100  74 101 /   0  10   0   0

&&

.MAF WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NM...None.
TX...None.
&&

$$

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