Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
255 AM CDT Sat May 20 2017

.DISCUSSION...
Low level moisture has been scoured out by the cold front. Today is
expected to be dry along with lots of sunshine.

Low level moisture will start to return on Sunday. A northwest flow
aloft will help to bring some showers and thunderstorms this way
from the mountains. At this point, it is hard to say if the moisture
will be back in time for showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon,
but there may be enough moisture to help fuel rain overnight. Upper
level dynamics will also improve Sunday night ahead of a short wave
trough which will move through the panhandles Monday. Monday looks
like it will be a good day for showers and thunderstorms as this
short wave trough moves across the region and these dynamics work on
the instability in the atmosphere.

Another short wave trough will move across the panhandles Monday
night into Tuesday which should bring a renewed round of showers and
thunderstorms. The models do not quite agree on the timing of these
short wave troughs, so the rain chances will likely change
accordingly from Monday into Tuesday night.

The forecast will remain dry Wednesday and beyond as heights rise
with a ridge building into the region. Temperatures are expected to
remain around or below normal through Wednesday, then temperatures
should warm above normal.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Amarillo TX                70  46  78  54  73 /   0   0   5  20  50
Beaver OK                  69  45  79  53  73 /   0   0  10  40  50
Boise City OK              65  43  75  47  71 /   0   0  20  50  30
Borger TX                  71  49  80  57  75 /   0   0  10  20  50
Boys Ranch TX              71  47  81  54  76 /   0   0  10  20  50
Canyon TX                  70  45  79  54  74 /   0   0   5  20  60
Clarendon TX               71  47  77  53  73 /   0   0   5  10  50
Dalhart TX                 68  45  77  50  73 /   0   0  10  40  40
Guymon OK                  68  44  78  51  74 /   0   0  20  50  40
Hereford TX                71  46  79  54  75 /   0   0   5  20  60
Lipscomb TX                69  47  78  55  73 /   0   0   5  30  50
Pampa TX                   69  47  76  53  71 /   0   0   5  20  50
Shamrock TX                71  47  77  54  74 /   0   0   5  10  50
Wellington TX              73  49  78  54  75 /   0   0   5  10  50

&&

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

&&

$$

29/15


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