Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Austin/San Antonio TX
622 PM CDT Mon Aug 3 2020

.AVIATION...
Currently wind gusts up to 40 mph and occasional lightning is
possible at the San Antonio sites. These hazards are expected to
persist for the next half hour or so with vicinity showers persisting
till later this evening. Wind and lightning threat has cleared AUS
and never existed for DRT. VFR ceilings will persist overnight and
winds will relax to at or below 5 knots. Besides convection this
evening which should subside by 01Z for San Antonio terminals, no
other hazards expected through the period.

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 504 PM CDT Mon Aug 3 2020/

UPDATE...
Quick update to pull slight chances for showers and storms further to
the southeast, passed the I-35 corridor. Also retrended temperatures,
mainly for the Hill Country where storms that moved through have
dropped temperatures into the mid to upper 70s. Convective allowing
models still dissipate this activity as it moves over the I-35
corridor this evening but wanted to extend PoPs further to the
southeast with new convection still firing over Bexar and northern
Medina counties at this time.

PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 123 PM CDT Mon Aug 3 2020/

SHORT TERM (Tonight through Tuesday Night)...
Visible satellite imagery depicts a broad area of of mid-to-upper
level clouds associated with a weak shortwave that is expected to
fall apart as it traverses our area through tonight. A few light
showers on radar as of 18Z over western Val Verde County may or may
not be reaching the ground, but CI is ongoing with one cell over San
Saba County as of this writing. Additional development of showers
and isolated thunderstorms is expected this afternoon over the Hill
Country, shifting SE through late evening before diminishing.

With a decent amount of low level dry air, DCAPE values near to
above 1200 J/kg are in place, and thus any storms that do develop
would have the potential to produce gusty winds. However, this
threat is relatively low at this time and we remain in an SPC
general thunder outlook area. The current forecast calls for
precipitation to end by 03Z, however there are signals in the NAM
and GEFS for some lingering activity to continue until closer to
sunrise. Forecast updates may be needed if trends continue in that
direction.

Clouds should gradually diminish with the weakening of the H5
vorticity axis overnight. Expecting overnight lows in the 70s, with
a couple spots across the Hill Country maybe reaching the upper 60s.
As upper level ridging to our west begins to slowly shift in this
direction, calmer conditions are expected for Tuesday, with highs
ranging from about 96 to 104. Heat indices should max out around
105.

LONG TERM (Wednesday through Monday)...
The beginning of the long-term forecast will be hot and dry as upper
level ridging builds in from the west. Highs will likely top out in
the upper 90s to 103 degrees on Wednesday and Thursday with heat
index values up to 107 degrees in the Coastal Plains. The ridge is
expected to remain in place through the end of the forecast period
keeping dry conditions in place for most of the area. However,
models are progging enough low-level moisture beginning Friday across
the extreme southeastern CWA for a slight chance of afternoon
showers or storms. This diurnally driven rain chance should continue
through the weekend and into Monday for the previously mentioned area.
Otherwise, highs this weekend will remain in the upper 90s to near
103 degrees with the higher temperatures in the Rio Grande Plains.
Lows will remain in the 70s.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Austin Camp Mabry              77  99  77 101  76 /  20  -   -    0   0
Austin Bergstrom Intl Airport  75  99  74 100  75 /  20  -   -    0   0
New Braunfels Muni Airport     74  99  74 100  74 /  20  -   -    0   0
Burnet Muni Airport            73  98  74 100  74 /  10  -   -    0   0
Del Rio Intl Airport           77 104  77 104  78 /  -    0   0   0   0
Georgetown Muni Airport        73  99  76 101  76 /  10  -   -   -    0
Hondo Muni Airport             74 101  73 103  74 /  20   0   0   0   0
San Marcos Muni Airport        74  99  73 101  74 /  20  -   -    0   0
La Grange - Fayette Regional   75 100  76 100  76 /  20  -   -   -    0
San Antonio Intl Airport       76 100  76 101  76 /  20  -    0   0   0
Stinson Muni Airport           77 100  75 101  76 /  20  -   -    0   0

&&

.EWX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
None.
&&

$$

Short-Term/Aviation...EWilliams
Long-Term...05


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