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FXUS64 KEWX 292037
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
337 PM CDT FRI APR 29 2016

.SHORT TERM (TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT)...
LATE AFTERNOON SURFACE OBSERVATIONS SHOW A DRYLINE IN PLACE FROM
NEAR SONORA BACK INTO NORTHWESTERN VAL VERDE COUNTY. TRAILING BEHIND
THE DRYLINE IS A PACIFIC COLD FRONT LOCATED ROUGHLY ALONG AN OZONA
TO DRYDEN LINE. CONVECTION CONTINUES TO SLOWLY DEVELOP TO THE EAST
OF THE DRYLINE AND A MARGINAL TO ENHANCED RISK FOR SEVERE WEATHER IS
IN PLACE ACROSS ALL OF SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS. HI-RES MODELS CONTINUE
TO INDICATE A LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP AHEAD OF THE
DRYLINE...ALBEIT PERHAPS A LITTLE LATER THAN PREVIOUSLY ANTICIPATED.
ONCE STORMS DEVELOP...THEY WILL LIKELY BECOME SEVERE QUICKLY... WITH
LARGE HAIL...DAMAGING WINDS BEING THE MAIN CONCERNS. CAN/T RULE OUT
SOME ISOLATED TORNADOES AS WELL...ESPECIALLY WHERE WINDS BECOME
LOCALLY BACKED. SOME LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL IS ALSO POSSIBLE...
ESPECIALLY FOR AREAS EAST OF I-35 GIVEN WELL ABOVE NORMAL MOISTURE
LEVELS. ONCE WE LOOSE PEAK HEATING...A GRADUAL DECREASE IN
CONVECTION IS EXPECTED. THE EXCEPTION COULD BE ALONG AND EAST OF THE
I-35 CORRIDOR LATE TONIGHT INTO SATURDAY MORNING AS THE PACIFIC COLD
FRONT MOVES IN FROM THE WEST. SOME OF THE HI-RES MODELS ARE SHOWING
ANOTHER LINE OF CONVECTION DEVELOPING ALONG AND EAST OF THIS
BOUNDARY DURING THE ABOVE MENTIONED TIME FRAME. LATE SATURDAY
NIGHT... A MORE NORTHERN STREAM COLD FRONT MOVES IN AND THIS SHOULD
SHIFT THE FOCUS FOR CONVECTION SOUTHWARD INTO THE COASTAL PLAINS.

&&

.LONG TERM (SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY)...
ON SUNDAY...A COLD FRONT WILL LIKELY BE STALLED ACROSS THE SOUTHERN
RIO GRANDE PLAINS INTO THE COASTAL PLAINS. WITH MOISTURE POOLING
ALONG THIS FRONT...RAIN CHANCES WILL BE FAVORED ACROSS THE MENTIONED
AREAS. ANOTHER SURGE OF SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE MOVES IN SUNDAY NIGHT
AND WITH INCREASED ISENTROPIC ASCENT...RAIN CHANCES WILL BE ON THE
INCREASE. RAIN CHANCES SHOULD INCREASE ON MONDAY AS A SUBTROPICAL
JET MOVES ACROSS SOUTHERN TEXAS. RAIN CHANCES WILL BEGIN TO EASE ON
TUESDAY AS MID-LEVEL RIDGING BEGINS TO BUILD IN FROM THE WEST. WE/LL
GO WITH A DRY FORECAST FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE UPCOMING WORK WEEK
AS MID-LEVEL RIDGING CONTINUES TO BUILD IN FROM THE WEST.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
AUSTIN CAMP MABRY              67  88  65  82  63 /  60  20  10  20  50
AUSTIN BERGSTROM INTL AIRPORT  67  87  65  81  64 /  60  20  10  20  50
NEW BRAUNFELS MUNI AIRPORT     67  88  66  82  65 /  60  30  10  30  40
BURNET MUNI AIRPORT            62  86  62  79  60 /  40  10  10  10  40
DEL RIO INTL AIRPORT           61  91  68  86  64 /  10  -   20  30  50
GEORGETOWN MUNI AIRPORT        64  85  63  81  62 /  60  20  10  10  50
HONDO MUNI AIRPORT             64  91  67  84  66 /  40  10  10  30  40
SAN MARCOS MUNI AIRPORT        67  86  66  83  64 /  60  30  10  30  50
LA GRANGE - FAYETTE REGIONAL   70  84  69  83  67 /  80  40  20  30  50
SAN ANTONIO INTL AIRPORT       68  88  67  82  65 /  50  20  10  30  40
STINSON MUNI AIRPORT           70  90  69  83  67 /  50  20  10  30  40

&&

.EWX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NONE.
&&

$$

MESOSCALE/AVIATION...17
SYNOPTIC/GRIDS...24
PUBLIC SERVICE/DATA COLLECTION...30



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