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|Sunrise 6:49AM||Sunset 8:20PM||Thursday August 6, 2020 8:10 PM CDT (01:10 UTC)||Moonrise 9:31PM||Moonset 8:29AM||Illumination 90%|
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Fort Worth TX 634 PM CDT Thu Aug 6 2020
SHORT TERM. /NEW/ /Through Friday Evening/
Most of North and Central Texas remains hot and dry this afternoon, with the one exception across our far northwestern counties where a few showers continue to move southeast. These showers should continue to weaken through sunset. A nocturnal complex is expected to develop across Oklahoma late tonight once again, possibly clipping our far northeastern counties near daybreak. We'll keep silent 10% PoPs to account for this low potential and monitor trends tonight. Otherwise, most of the region will remain rain-free with warm low temperatures in the upper 70s to near 80 degrees.
The theme of hot and dry weather will continue on Friday as the upper level ridge strengthens. However, lingering outflow boundaries from the overnight complex may result in isolated showers/storms across East Texas tomorrow afternoon and dissipate just after sunset. Afternoon highs will remain in the upper 90s to near 101 degrees regionwide.
LONG TERM. /Issued 333 PM CDT Thu Aug 6 2020/ /This Weekend Through Mid Week/
Medium range ensembles continue to show the upper ridge shifting east and intensifying to around 595 decameters over the Southern Plains and Texas this weekend into Monday. There are signs in all these ensembles (but not to the extreme of their deterministic brethren) of a weakness and lessening large-scale subsidence developing across our East Texas counties by the middle of next week.
So not much to add from the previous two days of discussions other than we are heading into a hot, dry, and breezy environment with an increasing elevated threat for grass fire starts west of I-35 and high temperatures pushing the century mark each afternoon through Monday. Mixing does look deep enough across most of the area to lower surface dew points and humidity to keep heat index values fairly close to their ambient counterparts. However, some of our East Texas counties with deeper and richer vegetation may stay a little more elevated on humidity values with each afternoon seeing heat index values to between 101-106 degrees. These areas will be monitored in the coming days as they approach heat advisory criteria. The main message here, however is to emphasize that if you plan on working or being outdoors . you'll need to be more cognizant of staying hydrated, taking frequent breaks, and monitoring your exposure to the sun as these high temperatures will above normal. On top of the heat, breezy and dry meteorological conditions will combine with increasingly dry grasses and small vegetation across our western counties where rain has been less abundant this past month. These fuels are becoming more combustible by the day and combined with the meteorological conditions I just mentioned, could pose a risk for grass fire starts to occur and spread quickly, particularly along and west of Highway 281.
Otherwise, the upper high does take a slight westward shift by the middle of next week and may allow enough of a weakness for mainly isolated, diurnal showers and thunderstorms across our East Texas counties. I have included some spotty slight chances and leaned more toward the drier ensemble solutions here. In addition, highs may be a few degrees lower from I-35 and points east with lessening subsidence and the potential for higher humidity. Confidence is obviously low this far out, so we'll continue tweaking the forecast next week as models get more upper-air sampling and a better handle of the evolution of the longwave mid level pattern.
AVIATION. /NEW/ /00Z TAFs/
VFR and southerly winds will prevail through the period. A few showers developed across the Bowie cornerpost this afternoon, but activity has remain isolated and will continue to weaken through sunset. The upper level ridge across the region will keep the airports free of precipitation, but a nocturnal complex should develop late tonight along the periphery of the ridge, likely across Oklahoma and move southeast. This activity should remain well north of the Metroplex airports but may cause minor travel issues along the northern cornerposts by daybreak. Remnant boundaries from the overnight complex may result in isolated activity tomorrow afternoon. Otherwise, wind speeds will be around 10-15 knots with some higher gusts possible.
PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS. Dallas-Ft. Worth 79 98 79 99 80 / 0 5 0 0 0 Waco 77 99 76 100 76 / 0 5 5 0 0 Paris 74 94 75 96 75 / 10 10 5 0 0 Denton 77 98 78 98 78 / 5 5 0 0 0 McKinney 77 98 77 99 77 / 5 5 0 0 0 Dallas 79 99 80 99 80 / 0 5 0 0 0 Terrell 76 98 76 98 76 / 5 10 5 0 0 Corsicana 76 97 76 97 77 / 0 10 5 0 0 Temple 75 99 75 100 75 / 0 5 5 0 0 Mineral Wells 76 98 75 98 75 / 5 5 0 0 0
FWD WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. None.
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|Caldwell, Caldwell Municipal Airport, TX||19 mi||75 min||S 12||10.00 mi||Fair||93°F||68°F||45%||1014.2 hPa|
|Hearne, Hearne Municipal Airport, TX||24 mi||75 min||SSE 9||10.00 mi||Fair||94°F||70°F||45%||1014.2 hPa|
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