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FXUS64 KSHV 241228

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Shreveport LA
728 AM CDT Wed May 24 2017

VFR conditions to prevail throughout the 12Z TAF pd, with only
some sct/bkn CU expected this aftn. Nwly winds will pick up out of
the nw 10-15 kts with higher gusts and continue through sunset.
Winds to go near-calm thereafter. /12/


.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 317 AM CDT Wed May 24 2017/

Light rain has just about moved east of our eastern most counties
and parishes across Southern Arkansas and Northeast Louisiana
early this morning. IR Imagery showing that the clearing line is
along the back edge of the rain shield with all of our region
expected to be nearly cloudy free by sunrise this morning. A
strong west to east pressure gradient is in place across our
region in the wake of the strong cold front that pushed through
the region on Tuesday. WSR-88D Wind Profiler showing near 30kts at
around 3kft so with sufficient diurnal mixing later this morning,
we should see sustained winds of 15 to 20 mph with higher gusts.
For this reason, have hoisted a Lake Wind Advisory for our entire
Four State Region beginning at 15Z this morning through 00z this
evening with winds quickly decoupling afterwards. Vigorous
longwave trough centered early this morning across Northern
Missouri will continue its dive southward today and should be into
Northeast Arkansas/Western Tenn by 00z this evening. Wrap around
moisture near the 5kft level of the atmosphere should condense
into an expansive cu field today with our northeast zones likely
becoming mostly cloudy once again. Cannot rule out some widely
scattered showers where the moisture will be a little deeper in
association with this upper low but feel like this should stay
just north and east of our region today.

The trough quickly turns eastward into the Mid Tenn/Ohio Valley
overnight tonight and the cloud cover should mix out this evening.
Winds will decouple quickly this evening as a strong ridge of high
pressure at the surface moves our way from the Southern Plains.
This ridge axis is a quick mover with southeast winds likely
returning to our western most zones by sunrise Thu morning. This
may upset ideal radiational cooling conditions across our western
most zones somewhat tonight but the remainder of the region should
have no problem falling into the 40s and 50s overnight. Coolest
temperatures will likely be across our usual spots across Southern
and Southwest Arkansas as well as North Central and Northeast
Louisiana where a few record low temperatures could be approached
or fall tonight.

Records Lows for May 25th are as follows...

Shreveport...49 in 2002
Monroe.......53 in 2001
Texarkana....50 in 1935
El Dorado....48 in 2001
Tyler........45 in 1901
Longview.....50 in 1967
Lufkin.......53 in 1910

South winds and much warmer temperatures return in earnest for
Thursday with a 30-40 degree warmup expected across most of the
region from early morning lows. A Lake Wind Advisory will likely
be needed for our western half of the Four State Region on
Thursday, this time for a returning south wind. This windy pattern
will continue through at least Saturday and these southerly winds
will result in a rapid moisture return as well. Weak upper level
ridging across the northern Gulf coast will hold in place through
Saturday but another longwave trough will eject out into the Great
Plains Saturday bringing a cold front with it. This front will
begin impacting our weather Saturday Night into Sunday with
scattered showers and thunderstorms. Too early to say if any
severe thunderstorms will accompany this convection for late
weekend into early next week but its certainly possible given the
very warm temperatures in place ahead of the frontal boundary.
There is better agreement now in the medium range that the front
should push through our entire region early next week but possibly
returning sometime Tuesday into Wednesday which would likely keep
our weather rather unsettled.

Prelims to follow...13.


SHV  75  52  86  68 /  10   0   0   0
MLU  74  51  83  65 /  10   0   0   0
DEQ  71  45  84  66 /  10   0   0  10
TXK  72  52  85  68 /  10   0   0  10
ELD  70  48  83  66 /  10   0   0   0
TYR  76  55  87  71 /   0   0   0  10
GGG  75  53  88  71 /   0   0   0  10
LFK  78  56  90  72 /   0   0   0   0


AR...Lake Wind Advisory until 7 PM CDT this evening for ARZ050-051-

LA...Lake Wind Advisory until 7 PM CDT this evening for LAZ001>006-

OK...Lake Wind Advisory until 7 PM CDT this evening for OKZ077.

TX...Lake Wind Advisory until 7 PM CDT this evening for TXZ096-097-



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