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FXUS64 KLUB 120925
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Lubbock TX
425 AM CDT Thu Oct 12 2017

.DISCUSSION...

Ridging will continue today as the upper level high elongates
across the southeast. Southwesterly winds will help to increase
dewpoints from the low 50s to near 60 by this evening. This will
help to increase temperatures today with highs about 5-7 degrees
above normal in the mid 80s. Southwesterly flow around the upper
high will bring moisture up from the Gulf starting Friday. We will
begin to see cloud cover increase Friday especially in the
far southwestern Panhandle. The trough over the northern Rockies
will translate east over the next few days bringing a cold front
early Sunday morning. While some moisture will be in place
Friday, instability and lift align better Saturday night ahead of
the front. PoPs will continue to favor the eastern half of the
area with 40-50% expected off the Caprock.

Much cooler and drier air will move in behind the front with lows
retuning to the low 40s and highs in the 60s. Temperatures will
slowly moderate through the week with a strong ridge over the
Rockies. Previous models runs were showing moisture returning by
late in the week but now keep moisture well to our east.


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.LUB WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
None.
&&

$$

08/08



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