Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
309 AM CDT Tue May 23 2017

.DISCUSSION...
Current obs are showing scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms are developing to our north behind a cold front
moving into the Permian Basin, and models are in good agreement
that this area of rainfall will spread south into our CWA later
this morning. Rainfall amounts will likely be light to moderate
but any additional accumulations will be welcome. Stability is
increasing behind the cold front so no severe storms are expected.
Clouds and rain will keep highs well below normal today but enjoy
the cool weather while you can as an upper ridge approaches and
temps warm tomorrow, then become quite hot Thursday with highs
approaching or exceeding 100 degrees in much of West Texas and
southeastern New Mexico. The ridge axis shifts to our east on
Friday allowing for a slight cooling of a couple of degrees but it
will still be hot to end the week.

An upper low moving into the Northern Plains will send a cold
front our way Sunday bringing a relief to the hot temperatures
with highs dropping back to near or even slightly below normal
early next week. Some models are showing an upper disturbance
moving east along the U.S./Mexico border will encounter return
flow moisture and give us our next decent rain chances beginning
Monday.

Hennig

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Big Spring                     69  50  87  64 /  50  10   0   0
Carlsbad                       71  50  92  59 /  20   0   0   0
Dryden                         78  55  90  62 /  30  10   0   0
Fort Stockton                  68  52  89  66 /  40  10   0   0
Guadalupe Pass                 64  51  86  65 /  10   0   0   0
Hobbs                          64  47  85  58 /  20   0   0   0
Marfa                          72  43  87  49 /  20  10   0   0
Midland Intl Airport           70  52  86  63 /  40  10   0   0
Odessa                         69  53  86  63 /  40  10   0   0
Wink                           72  50  90  57 /  30  10   0   0

&&

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

$$

84/10



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