Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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FXUS64 KAMA 140934

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
434 AM CDT Sat Oct 14 2017


Overall a quiet forecast package outside of the frontal passage
and precipitation chances today/tonight. Northwestern parts of the
forecast area are going to be close to freezing temperatures but
should stay above freezing.

In the upper levels, a trough will pass through central parts of
CONUS today. An associated cold front will begin to pass through the
forecast area late this afternoon/early evening. Wind speeds will
be on the breezy side behind the front with speeds around 25 mph
and gusts around 45 mph as a strong pressure gradient sets up this
afternoon. Precipitation chances will linger around all day and
tonight for mostly eastern and southeastern portions of the
forecast area. There isn`t a lot of instability around until later
this afternoon ahead of the cold front, so thunderstorm chances
will be limited until later today, but really the higher amounts
of instability are across southeastern parts of the forecast area.
Thunderstorm chances will be best to the southeast, but severe
weather should be limited today/tonight. There could certainly be
some strong storms but widespread severe weather doesn`t look

Temperatures behind the front will get down into the low to mid
30s for a good portion of the forecast area Saturday night.
Northwestern parts of the forecast area will be close to freezing
but currently do not have any freezing temps in the forecast.



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