Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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FXUS64 KAMA 270530
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
1230 AM CDT SAT AUG 27 2016

.AVIATION...
For 06z TAFs...A broken line of showers and storms are pushing
east through the Panhandles tonight...now stretching from just
west of Clarendon, TX to just east of Beaver, OK. These storms
will continue to weaken as the move into a more stable airmass but
may lead to local MVFR/IFR cigs/vsbys. Conditions at all TAF
sites expected to be VFR through period with south-southwest
winds. Can`t rule out additional isolated to scattered -tsra
tomorrow afternoon and evening but confidence is too low to
include anything in TAFs at this time.

WARD

&&

PREV DISCUSSION... /Issued 244 PM CDT FRI AUG 26 2016/

DISCUSSION...
Shower and thunderstorm chances look best across the northwest half
of the panhandles through tonight. This area is in the best
diffluence aloft and is under the best dynamics.  We certainly can
not rule out a shower or thunderstorm elsewhere, but they should be
less organized.

The middle of the subtropical moisture plume that has shifted off to
the east of the panhandles will slowly move back over the panhandles
this weekend and then more toward the western panhandles or eastern
New Mexico by mid week next week.

Showers and thunderstorms should be a daily occurrence through this
forecast across parts of the panhandles. Not everyone will get wet
everyday, but the chances of everyone receiving some rain over the
next 7 days looks fairly good.

A storm system and its associated moisture over the Gulf of Mexico
now will also be brought toward the panhandles by early to the
middle part of next week. So this will only add to the moisture
already in place and it will add extra lift for showers and
thunderstorms.

&&

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

&&

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