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FXUS64 KLUB 091715

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Lubbock TX
1115 AM CST Sat Dec 9 2017

VFR conditions will prevail for the next 24 hours. N-NW winds will
become W-NW this evening.


PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 329 AM CST Sat Dec 9 2017/

Stretch of quiet weather continues to be in store for the region.
Flow aloft will start to transition to more of a northwesterly
direction rather than meridional through Monday. This will result
in a gradual warming trend into both Sunday and Monday as surface
flow swings to the west and skies remain clear to mostly clear.
Highs will climb back to near 70 degrees for the Rolling Plains
while the Caprock see highs in the mid to upper 60s. A cold front
will arrive late Monday into early Tuesday morning which will
knock highs back into the upper 50s to near 60 degrees with the
main uncertainty for highs focused on whether upper-level cloud
cover will be on the increase ahead of a weakening closed low that
could pick up some moisture from the Pacific Ocean. Through mid-
week, this low continues to weaken and gradually opens into an
elongated wave running from across the Baja Peninsula across
Texas. A quick warmup ensues for Wednesday before a strong
shortwave helps to drive another front into the area early
Thursday morning. Another warmup will ensue for next weekend as
northwesterly flow aloft and lee surface trough bring westerly
winds across the region. The expected pattern through next week
also means a dry forecast as little to no boundary layer moisture
return will occur.





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