Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
259 AM CDT Sat Apr 4 2020

.DISCUSSION...

A chilly, and for some locations, wet day is expected before much
warmer weather arrives for the start of next week.

Gusty northeast winds continue to bring chilly conditions to the
region with most locations in the 40s and 50s this morning.
Southeast flow at 850mb is overrunning the cold airmass at the
surface bringing back limited Gulf moisture aloft. This will combine
with a mid level shortwave to bring a chance for showers and storms
to mainly the eastern half of the area today. Radar is pretty quiet
currently, but expect that to change soon. Clouds and persistent
easterly winds will keep it rather chilly today. East of the Pecos
River temperatures will remain in the 50`s which is about 20 degrees
below normal. Further west, temperatures will climb back into the
70s with 80`s along the Rio Grande.

Much warmer temperatures are in store for Sunday as southerly
winds return at the surface and we see a little more sun. For much
of next week we will see southwesterly flow aloft across the
region as a slow moving upper trough over the West moves toward
us. This basically means temperatures will be well above normal
with mostly dry conditions until the storm system gets closer to
us late week. Latest models have sped up the passage of a strong
cold front and now have it arriving during the day Thursday, thus
have cooled temperatures late in the week. At this time, Easter
Sunday looks dry and mild, but that could change depending on the
timing of the above storm system.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Big Spring                     51  47  74  58 /  50  10  10  10
Carlsbad                       67  46  79  55 /   0   0   0  10
Dryden                         64  54  74  62 /  40  10  20  20
Fort Stockton                  60  52  79  59 /  30   0  10  10
Guadalupe Pass                 64  47  69  53 /   0   0   0  10
Hobbs                          58  45  75  54 /  10   0  10  10
Marfa                          73  48  75  51 /  10  10  10  10
Midland Intl Airport           53  48  77  58 /  40   0  10  10
Odessa                         53  48  77  58 /  30   0  10  10
Wink                           61  49  81  58 /  10   0  10  10

&&

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

$$

24/29


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