Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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FXUS64 KAMA 191111 AAA

Area Forecast Discussion...UPDATED
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
611 AM CDT Sat Aug 19 2017

Some fog with MVFR visibilities will be found at DHT this morning.
Otherwise, conditions should remain VFR through this forecast at
all sites. A thunderstorm or two may make into the western
Panhandles from the mountains late this afternoon and evening. But
at this point they look too isolated to mention in the forecast.
Southerly winds will prevail through this forecast with winds
getting gusty at times this afternoon.


.PREV DISCUSSION... /Issued 447 AM CDT Sat Aug 19 2017/

Upper high over the southern Rockies will allow for a westerly to
southwesterly flow aloft across the Panhandles today and tonight.
An upper low will approach the forecast from the southwest late
this weekend into early next week. The upper high will become
reestablished again over the southern Rockies by the middle and
end of next week. This will result in the upper flow becoming
westerly to northwesterly during the latter half of next week. A
series of shortwave troughs will track across the forecast area
mainly during the afternoon and evening hours Wednesday through
late next week. Chances for convection will continue through late
next weekend with a few storms becoming strong and marginally
severe to severe with mainly damaging winds and possible hail the
threats. Heavy to very heavy rainfall will also be a concern with
the stronger storms as PWATs of around 1.50 to 1.75 inches
forecast for early next week to the end of next week.



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