Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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FXUS64 KAMA 262057
AFDAMA

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
357 PM CDT Fri May 26 2017

.DISCUSSION...
Diffuse frontal boundary has retreated northward, into southwest
Texas Panhandle.  Few cumulus developing in strongly capped
environment.  Shortwave trof will drive boundary a bit farther
northeast this evening.  Localized region of higher instability
with trof may support isolated thunderstorms this evening in
northeast part of forecast area.

On Saturday, surface wave expected to develop, with cold
developing cold front dropping into northern sections.
Thunderstorms could develop across northern sections Saturday
afternoon and evening owing to post-frontal moisture and
instability as another compact shortwave trof traverses the area.

Sunday and Sunday night expected to remain dry as cold front moves
well south of forecast area.

On Monday and Monday night, a few thunderstorms may move off of
the higher terrain into western sections.  Low-level moisture
return gets underway late Tuesday, with chances for showers and
thunderstorms beginning to increase.  GFS ensembles continue idea
of next incoming system providing support for Gulf to remain
open, with abundant moisture for daily convection Wednesday
through Friday.

Cockrell

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Amarillo TX                58  89  53  78  53 /   0   0  10   5   5
Beaver OK                  58  83  54  80  51 /  20  20  20   0   0
Boise City OK              52  76  48  74  48 /   5  20  30   5   5
Borger TX                  64  87  56  80  56 /   0   5  10   5   5
Boys Ranch TX              58  88  54  79  52 /   0   0  10   5   5
Canyon TX                  57  91  53  78  52 /   0   0  10   5   5
Clarendon TX               58  93  55  79  53 /   0   5  10   5   5
Dalhart TX                 52  82  51  76  49 /   0  10  20   5   5
Guymon OK                  56  80  52  80  50 /  20  20  20   0   0
Hereford TX                57  90  53  78  52 /   0   0  10   5   5
Lipscomb TX                61  86  57  79  53 /  20  20  10   0   0
Pampa TX                   60  86  53  77  53 /   5   5  10   5   5
Shamrock TX                61  94  58  80  54 /   5   5  10   5   5
Wellington TX              62  98  59  82  56 /   5  10  10   5   5

&&

.AMA Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
TX...None.
OK...None.

&&

$$

29/03


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