Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
122 PM CST Fri Jan 15 2021

.DISCUSSION...
Today has a weak upper ridge building in from the west.  A shortwave
trough will swing across the area Saturday night... after that high
pressure will return.  On Monday will watch a trough work down the
CA Coast becoming a cut off low off Baja.  This low will wobble
around Tuesday and Wednesday before opening up and kicking east
Thursday. After that a 2nd cut off low develops off CA late in the
week.

Had a cold start to the morning as radiational cooling last night
dropped temps into the 20s over much of the area.  Expect another
chilly night tonight as clear skies... dry airmass... and light wind
combines.  Most of the region will see a warm Saturday before a cold
front blows in late in the day and looks to be in early enough to
affect highs across the northern counties.  This front will push
south overnight but by Sunday afternoon the wind will shift back to
the SW.  Monday looks to be the warm day of the week with highs in
the mid 60s to lower 70s before the next cold front blows into the
area Monday evening.  This front looks to be fairly windy with
fropa. Tuesday should be cloudy and cold with highs in the 40s.  Get
some recovery Wednesday and Thursday before a weak front moves into
the area Friday.

Have precip chances beginning Tuesday. Depending on timing could
see some mixed precip across Eddy... Lea... and Gaines Tuesday
night. A chance of rain continues Wednesday and Thursday... best
chance or precip will be for the eastern counties.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Big Spring                     28  62  31  57 /   0   0   0   0
Carlsbad                       24  61  28  62 /   0   0   0   0
Dryden                         34  67  37  66 /   0   0   0   0
Fort Stockton                  34  68  34  63 /   0   0   0   0
Guadalupe Pass                 31  57  30  56 /   0   0   0   0
Hobbs                          25  59  27  57 /   0   0   0   0
Marfa                          20  64  25  60 /   0   0   0   0
Midland Intl Airport           27  63  31  57 /   0   0   0   0
Odessa                         27  63  30  58 /   0   0   0   0
Wink                           25  66  29  61 /   0   0   0   0

&&

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

$$

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