Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
443 AM CDT Fri Apr 20 2018

.DISCUSSION...
A closed upper low near the Four Corners region will track slowly
east across the central and southern Rockies tonight and then
across the Panhandles and western Kansas Saturday before exiting
the forecast area late this weekend. A surface wave will pass
south of the Panhandles this weekend as abundant low level
moisture advects north and west across the Panhandles today
through Saturday. Chances for convection will increase today and
tonight before tapering off by late Saturday and Saturday night.
PWATs are forecast to approach an inch today and this evening
across the forecast area with the possibility for some locally
heavy rainfall today and early tonight.

Short wave ridging expected late this weekend into early next
week with drier conditions expected. A northern stream closed
upper low over the Central Plains states forecast to bring
additional chances for convection by Tuesday night and Wednesday
with a cold front pushing through the forecast area Tuesday. Cool
surface high to build in to the forecast the middle of next week
with warmer conditions by the end of next week. Another cold front
possibly by next Thursday night and Friday with another chance
for convection possible late next week with short wave trough
embedded in northwesterly upper flow.

Schneider

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Amarillo TX                59  42  56  39  66 /  50  80  50   5   0
Beaver OK                  58  41  53  39  63 /  60  80  60  10   0
Boise City OK              48  37  48  36  64 /  70  70  40  10   5
Borger TX                  57  44  55  41  66 /  60  80  60  10   0
Boys Ranch TX              60  42  57  39  69 /  60  70  40  10   5
Canyon TX                  60  41  58  38  67 /  50  80  50   5   0
Clarendon TX               60  44  54  40  66 /  50  90  60  10   0
Dalhart TX                 55  39  54  37  67 /  70  70  40  10   5
Guymon OK                  54  42  53  38  65 /  70  80  50  10   5
Hereford TX                61  41  59  39  68 /  50  60  30   5   0
Lipscomb TX                61  41  53  40  63 /  60  90  70  10   0
Pampa TX                   56  42  52  39  64 /  60  80  60  10   0
Shamrock TX                62  45  54  41  65 /  50  90  80  10   0
Wellington TX              64  47  56  42  68 /  40  90  70  10   0

&&

.AMA Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
TX...None.
OK...None.

&&

$$

24/11


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