Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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FXUS64 KAMA 182254

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
554 PM CDT Tue Jul 18 2017

VFR conditions should be the predominate flight category through
much of the 00Z TAF cycle. The main aviation concerns will be
with convection across the northwestern corner of the combined
Panhandles. Already had one storm develop right over KDHT and a
few light showers have developed near KGUY. As such have inserted
TEMPO groups for both terminals. Expect this activity to move west
of the terminals by 03Z. For the remainder of the overnight hours
expect light winds and clear skies. Tomorrow around midday, winds
will increase out of the south to southwest wind some gusts near


.PREV DISCUSSION... /Issued 417 PM CDT Tue Jul 18 2017/

Another hot day on tap today with the Panhandles reaching into the
mid and upper 90s to low 100s. Fair weather cumulus have filled in
across the Panhandles. With a high pressure centered overhead,
there should be enough subsidence in place to keep the cu from
developing further. This high pressure should remain in place
through the end of the week. By the weekend, chances for precip
return to the area as the high pressure moves eastward, allowing
shortwaves to penetrate the region. As lee side troughing
develops, more chances for showers and thunderstorms come for
Sunday into Monday. While models have some disagreements in the
far extended period, it looks like the Panhandles could see
chances for precip linger through next week if northwest flow



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