Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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FXUS64 KMAF 201134
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
634 AM CDT Thu Apr 20 2017

.DISCUSSION...

Please see the 12Z aviation discussion below.

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.AVIATION...

VFR conditions are expected to prevail areawide through the
forecast period, with the exception of HOB, where brief MVFR
visibility in fog is possible early this morning. A weak cold
front will move through the area today, with winds veering around
to the northeast by this afternoon, with a few gusts to around
20kt possible. Winds will veer to the southeast after 21/00Z.

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 247 AM CDT Thu Apr 20 2017/

DISCUSSION...
Upper ridge extending up across the area will give way to a upper
trough moving across the Rockies overnight and across the
Panhandle/Southern Plains Friday.  After this trough moves east high
pressure returns with another broad trough expected the middle of
next week.

Unseasonably warm wx expected again today and Friday for most of the
area.  A cold front will sag into northern CWA later today and looks
to hang up before lifting northward Friday.  Expect counties to be
10 degrees or more cooler today than rest of the region. Rio Grande
Village was the hot place in area yesterday at 104... should be
around that again today and Friday.  A stronger front blows through
Friday night/Saturday morning bringing cooler wx for the weekend
with highs mainly in the 70s.  The cooldown should be short lived as
90s return next week.

Going with a dry forecast... some models try to develop a little
light precip Friday morning behind the front but not believing it.
Long range models hint at some chance of rain late next week.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Big Spring                     87  62  91  49 /   0   0   0  10
Carlsbad                       86  53  90  50 /   0   0   0   0
Dryden                         93  66  96  62 /   0   0   0   0
Fort Stockton                  93  64  94  53 /   0   0   0   0
Guadalupe Pass                 82  57  84  47 /   0   0   0   0
Hobbs                          82  55  86  45 /   0   0   0   0
Marfa                          88  47  88  45 /   0   0   0   0
Midland Intl Airport           90  63  92  51 /   0   0   0  10
Odessa                         90  62  92  50 /   0   0   0  10
Wink                           92  60  94  53 /   0   0   0   0

&&

.MAF WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NM...None.
TX...None.
&&

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