Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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FXUS64 KAMA 241743

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
1243 PM CDT Wed May 24 2017

18z TAF Issuance... VFR conditions will prevail with clear skies.
Winds will be southwesterly at 10-20 knots through the afternoon
and become more southerly at around 10 knots tonight. Winds will
become more southwesterly again tomorrow and will be stronger at
15-25 knots with higher gusts going into the next period.



.PREV DISCUSSION... /Issued 622 AM CDT Wed May 24 2017/

For the 12z TAFs...
No changes from thinking of six hours ago.  VFR conditions
continue for the next 24 hours with no clouds or visibility
restrictions expected.  West and southwest surface winds could
briefly gust to around 25 kt through early afternoon.  Light
south winds tonight trend to southwest by 12z Thursday.


PREV DISCUSSION... /Issued 435 AM CDT Wed May 24 2017/

Temps overnight have dropped into the 40s as clouds have
dissipated. However, with the return of southwest flow at the
surface and downsloping flow with mid-level height rises, the
Panhandles will see the return of the 80s this afternoon. This
trend continues Thursday and brings even warmer temps, 90s. A
frontal passage on Friday due to an upper level short wave passing
through as flow changes from northwesterly to split-zonal will
bring slightly cooler temps for the day and the beginning of
chances for precip to come back to the area. Northerly flow
continues for the beginning of the weekend and showers and
thunderstorms will be possible behind the cold front. The area may
see a slight break in precip activity for Sunday; however, this
will be a short lived break as upper level northwest flow sets up
for the first half of next week, allowing for another couple quick
fronts to blast through and keep precip chances lingering. Models
are not in full agreement on the timing of things after Saturday,
so for now have stuck with a model blend.



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