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|Sunrise 7:25AM||Sunset 5:55PM||Wednesday January 22, 2020 1:46 AM CST (07:46 UTC)||Moonrise 5:40AM||Moonset 4:00PM||Illumination 9%|
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Fort Worth TX 1234 AM CST Wed Jan 22 2020
SHORT TERM. /NEW/ /Through Thursday/
The latest radar mosaic and GOES-16 satellite imagery reveal light rain and a blanket of cloud cover, associated with an approaching upper level trough from the west, across North and Central Texas. There have been several reports of sleet pellets the past two to three hours, mainly north of the I-20 corridor. This is due to a cold layer of air above the surface to roughly 3500 feet, seen in the 00Z Wednesday sounding. No accumulations are expected due to current surface temperatures in the 40s.
Areas northeast of a Bonham to Sulphur Springs line may see a brief period of a rain-snow mix during the early morning hours, but with low temperatures forecast to be just above freezing, accumulations and impacts are not expected. Otherwise, a dreary day is expected as cold rain, overcast skies, patchy fog, and temperatures in the 40s to upper 50s will persist across North and Central Texas today.
As the trough continues to translate eastward, rain chances will slowly decrease from west to east beginning late this afternoon. The far western zones will likely remain rain-free by the evening hours, but areas along and east of the I-35 corridor will continue to see rain chances linger into tonight. Fog may develop generally east of the I-35 corridor tonight as well and result in reduced visibilities.
Rain chances should come to an end across the region by Thursday morning as the system shifts to the eastern US. Cloud cover will gradually decrease through the day and afternoon temperatures will warm into the 50s to near 60 regionwide.
LONG TERM. /Issued 254 PM CST Tue Jan 21 2020/ /Thursday through Tuesday/
Rain should be coming to an end early Thursday morning across the eastern counties as the upper trough axis continues to shift eastward. High pressure will build into the region and skies should gradually clear through the day. Highs on Thursday will top out in the 50s areawide.
A fast moving shortwave ridge will pass through the region on Friday with sunny skies expected and a slight warmup into the lower 60s. Another upstream shortwave trough will approach on Saturday however, and now there appears that there will be sufficient moisture for at least a few areas of rain to develop Saturday night. We'll keep PoPs low at around 20% late Saturday night into Sunday morning. This system will quickly move on by and skies should clear again late in the day.
Early next week, we'll be under the influence of upper ridging initially, but a strong disturbance will be digging into the southwest U.S. by Monday afternoon. Southerly flow will strengthen in response, and low level moisture will increase rapidly by Tuesday morning. There are still some timing differences among the guidance with respect to precipitation, but we'll start to increase rain chances in the Tue/Wed timeframe.
AVIATION. /NEW/ /06Z TAFs/
While -RA and mostly VFR ceilings are currently being reported at all TAF sites, an upper level trough and rich low level moisture will continue to deteriorate conditions across the region. Overall, expect poor flying conditions through early Thursday morning as widespread light rain and low ceilings prevail. Ceilings will fall to MVFR by the morning push and IFR by the mid morning hours. An extended period of LIFR ceilings will exist this afternoon through Thursday morning.
PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS. Dallas-Ft. Worth 40 46 46 57 39 / 90 90 50 10 0 Waco 41 49 46 60 38 / 90 100 60 5 0 Paris 34 39 39 51 36 / 80 90 90 50 0 Denton 40 45 45 56 38 / 90 90 40 10 0 McKinney 39 44 44 56 38 / 90 90 70 20 0 Dallas 40 46 46 57 39 / 90 90 50 10 0 Terrell 38 44 44 57 38 / 90 100 80 20 0 Corsicana 39 47 47 58 39 / 90 100 90 10 0 Temple 43 50 46 61 38 / 90 100 60 0 0 Mineral Wells 42 49 43 56 36 / 90 90 20 0 0
FWD WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. None.
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|Waco, Waco Regional Airport, TX||8 mi||56 min||SE 12||10.00 mi||Light Rain||45°F||39°F||83%||1023.3 hPa|
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