Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Oklahoma City, OK

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Norman OK
453 AM CDT Thu Apr 19 2018

.AVIATION...
TAFS 1912/2012...

VFR conditions will prevail through the period with
an increase in high clouds today into tonight.  A north to
northeast wind this morning will gradually shift to the
east tonight into early Friday.

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 347 AM CDT Thu Apr 19 2018/

DISCUSSION...
Over the past 7-8 days, it`s been very windy, even for Oklahoma
and northern Texas. With the exception of Monday, the average
wind speed in the OKC area has "averaged" 15 mph or higher with
most days in the 20-25 mph range. Today, the wind will be light,
before increasing again on Friday.

After a chilly start this morning, temperatures will warm into
the 60s with lower 70s across northern Texas. Although the wind
will be light, afternoon humidity will still be rather low (20% in
western Oklahoma to 30% in south central/southeast Oklahoma).

Flow over the western Gulf will mainly be northeast and east
through late Friday. Therefore, moisture return ahead of a
weekend storm system will be limited (surface dewpoints in the
mid 40s to lower 50s. Perhaps somewhat better moisture may reach
far southern Oklahoma before the system moves east of the area
late Saturday into Sunday. However, the track and movement of the
trough/low is expected to bring a decent period of rain and a few
storms on Saturday. Western Oklahoma and parts of western north
Texas desperately need rain for several reasons. At this time, it
appears that most areas should receive at least 1/2 to 1 inch of
rain perhaps more. This will certainly help firefighting efforts
across western Oklahoma.

Dry weather with near to slightly below average temperatures is
expected Sunday and Monday.

The next chance of rain may arrive with a front on Tuesday. Winds
behind the front will be rather breezy.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Oklahoma City OK  66  41  65  47 /   0   0  10  60
Hobart OK         68  40  66  47 /   0   0  30  80
Wichita Falls TX  68  42  68  50 /   0   0  10  70
Gage OK           68  40  63  45 /   0   0  60  80
Ponca City OK     63  39  66  46 /   0   0   0  60
Durant OK         67  43  65  49 /   0   0   0  30

&&

.OUN WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
OK...None.
TX...None.
&&

$$


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