Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
FXUS64 KFWD 272033
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Fort Worth TX
333 PM CDT FRI MAY 27 2016
Dry and subsident air will continue to filter into the region
tonight and will keep all rain and thunderstorms across East Texas
and Louisiana. Therefore...we will cancel the Flash Flood watch
that is currently in affect across the southern portions of the
Even through the dryline will approach the western zones late
this afternoon/early this evening we feel that storms will have a
tough time developing. If an isolated storm were to form on the
dryline it would most likely occur near the Red River, closest to
the departing upper low.
Saturday morning will be mild and quiet with lows in the upper
60s and lower 70s. A few showers and storms may develop Saturday
afternoon and evening as a weak shortwave approaching from West
Texas brings increasing large scale lift and mid level moisture.
This shortwave should lift out of the region by Sunday morning but
another disturbance will approach from the west Sunday afternoon.
This second shortwave will be stronger and will most likely result
scattered afternoon and evening thunderstorms Sunday. Better
thunderstorm chances will arrive Sunday night/Monday morning when
a complex of storms from West Texas translates across the region.
It appears that the best chance of storms Sunday night and Monday
will be north of the Interstate 20 corridor.
There will be a decrease in thunderstorm chances behind the
departing complex of storms Monday afternoon/evening.
However, storm chances will quickly return Tuesday in response to
increasing large scale forcing for ascent associated with a slow
moving upper low moving out of the Desert Southwest. Energy from
this system, coupled with abundant low level moisture, will
result in thunderstorm chances Tuesday through Thursday. The best
storm chances will be during the Wednesday/Thursday time frame
when a late season cold front moves through the region. We have
left some low pops in the forecast for next Friday due to timing
uncertainties with the upper system and cold front.
/ISSUED 1255 PM CDT FRI MAY 27 2016/
Visible satellite and radar loops show showers and storms
steadily moving east as drier and stable air is quickly
infiltrating the region from the west. As a result, have removed
the mention of precipitation from all Metroplex TAF sites with
VFR conditions anticipated through the evening hours. Overnight,
there is some indication that IFR cigs may try to develop across
the metroplex along with the potential for mist and localized
visibility reductions. At this time however, believe enough mixing
will continue overnight to preclude formation of widespread BR.
Additionally, confidence in IFR cigs is not high enough at this
time to mention in this TAF issuance.
For the Waco TAF, showers will linger for another hour or two
before precipitation chances cease. Confidence is higher here that
IFR cigs and mist will develop overnight.
In terms of thunder at all sites for the remainder of the day---
there is still an outside chance of isolated thunderstorm
development out west along the dryline later this afternoon, but
confidence is such that we have removed mention of thunder from
all TAF locations at this time.
.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Dallas-Ft. Worth 71 89 72 86 70 / 10 20 20 20 30
Waco 71 89 71 86 69 / 10 20 20 20 30
Paris 69 86 69 86 68 / 10 20 20 20 30
Denton 68 88 69 86 68 / 10 10 20 20 30
McKinney 69 88 70 86 68 / 10 20 20 20 30
Dallas 72 90 72 87 71 / 10 20 20 20 30
Terrell 71 88 71 86 69 / 10 20 20 20 30
Corsicana 72 88 71 86 70 / 10 20 20 20 30
Temple 71 88 71 84 70 / 10 20 20 20 20
Mineral Wells 65 89 69 85 68 / 10 10 20 20 30