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Grand Prairie, TX

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Sunrise 7:16AMSunset 7:24PM Wednesday September 23, 2020 1:22 PM CDT (18:22 UTC) Moonrise 1:12PMMoonset 11:21PM Illumination 39% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 6 days in cycle
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Grand Prairie, TX
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Area Discussion for - Fort Worth, TX
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FXUS64 KFWD 231057 AFDFWD

Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Fort Worth TX 557 AM CDT Wed Sep 23 2020

SHORT TERM. /NEW/ Update: The forecast remains on track with patchy drizzle continuing to affect much of North and Central Texas. This is expected to continue through the next several hours as moisture remains trapped in the lowest 2500 feet. This afternoon, high temperatures will be in the 70s areawide, with continued cloudy skies.

Tonight, drier air will begin to work its way eastward as a trough digs southward across West Texas. This will likely lead to clearing skies for portions of North and Central Texas west of I-35. Although rainfall has been unimpressive west of I-35, some residual near-surface moisture will likely remain. With clearing skies and calm winds, radiational cooling will lead to dewpoint depressions at/near 0, increasing the potential for patchy fog west of a Decatur to Stephenville line. Any fog that does develop will likely erode around sunrise Thursday morning.

Hernandez

Previous Discussion: /Today and Tonight/

The remnants of Beta continue to spin along the Gulf Coast this early Wednesday morning. Much of the ongoing precipitation remains confined to Southeast Texas as mid and upper level dry air prevents precipitation from advancing much further north. At the lower levels, however, plenty of moisture remains, clearly evident by the ongoing drizzle throughout much of North and Central Texas. The ongoing drizzle will likely persist through the early morning hours before dissipating after sunrise.

This morning's cool temperatures will gradually give way to highs in the 70s this afternoon as all precipitation ends from west to east. Although conditions should remain precipitation free, moisture is expected to remain trapped in the lowest 2500 feet, leading to continued cloud cover through much of tonight across the region. Temperatures tonight will likely range from the upper 50s in the northwest to lower 60s in the southeast.

Hernandez

LONG TERM. /Issued 214 AM CDT Wed Sep 23 2020/ /Thursday Onward/

It's a rather unremarkable forecast for the rest of this week though the upcoming weekend with little/no opportunity for rain.

Abrupt clearing is expected to occur through Thursday morning as dry air eats away at any lingering low clouds still in place. Sunnier skies and a gradual return of southerly flow will allow temperatures to climb back to near normal both Thursday and Friday. The weekend should be even warmer as upper ridging occurs while the upper jet remains displaced well to our north. Higher heights and veering southwesterly winds should send highs back into the upper 80s and 90s Saturday through Monday. Overnight lows will slowly moderate and return to above normal values as well, mostly in the mid to upper 60s. With modest moisture content in place, the extent of cloud cover will be a few diurnal cumulus each afternoon. Guidance continues to indicate the potential for a fairly strong cold front to arrive around Tuesday of next week as deeper troughing digs into the central and eastern portions of the country. Post-frontal air would be cooler and significantly drier than the prefrontal warm sector airmass, and it could shave 10 or more degrees off of temperatures during the middle of next week. At this time, any rain chances with this frontal passage appear to be slim to none as most of the upper forcing will remain far northeast of the CWA.

-Stalley

AVIATION. /NEW/ /12Z TAFs/

Concerns . Continued IFR and drizzle through the morning.

Suboptimal flying conditions remain in place throughout the region as low-level moisture keeps a stratus deck in place. Most locations continue to be in IFR with a deck of clouds at around FL005. In addition, patchy drizzle has occasionally dropped visibility to around 4-5SM. These conditions will persist for a few more hours before low-level mixing leads to higher cloud bases.

A gradual improvement is expected through the afternoon as drier air pushes in from the west. The expectation is that area airports transition to MVFR by 16Z, then VFR closer to 00Z. Overnight, residual moisture will likely linger along and east of I-35, leading to a pesky cloud deck through around sunrise Thursday morning. Guidance is suggesting that a period of MVFR will once again develop late tonight with the residual moisture. For now, will advertise SCT020, with further revisions through the day today.

Hernandez

PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS. Dallas-Ft. Worth 77 63 81 62 85 / 5 0 0 0 0 Waco 79 64 81 60 85 / 5 0 0 0 5 Paris 71 59 77 59 80 / 20 0 0 0 0 Denton 76 61 81 60 85 / 5 0 0 0 0 McKinney 75 61 80 60 84 / 5 0 0 0 0 Dallas 77 63 81 62 85 / 5 0 0 0 0 Terrell 75 61 79 59 84 / 10 0 5 0 5 Corsicana 77 64 78 62 82 / 10 0 5 0 5 Temple 79 62 79 59 84 / 5 0 0 0 5 Mineral Wells 78 58 81 58 87 / 0 0 0 0 0

FWD WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. None.

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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Grand Prairie, Grand Prairie Municipal Airport, TX2 mi93 minNNW 1010.00 miOvercast68°F62°F83%1016.3 hPa
Arlington Municipal Airport, TX4 mi29 minN 1010.00 miOvercast73°F63°F71%1014.4 hPa
Dallas, Redbird Airport, TX8 mi30 minN 810.00 miOvercast71°F62°F73%1014.1 hPa
Dallas Love Field, TX15 mi30 minN 810.00 miOvercast72°F62°F71%1014.4 hPa
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, TX16 mi30 minN 1210.00 miMostly Cloudy70°F64°F82%1014.2 hPa
Fort Worth Spinks Airport, TX17 mi36 minN 87.00 miOvercast72°F64°F78%1015.9 hPa
Lancaster Airport, TX17 mi28 minN 910.00 miOvercast69°F63°F80%1015.2 hPa
Fort Worth, Meacham International Airport, TX20 mi30 minN 910.00 miOvercast70°F63°F79%1014.5 hPa
Dallas / Addison Airport, TX22 mi36 minN 8 G 1313.00 miOvercast72°F64°F78%1015.6 hPa
Fort Worth, Naval Air Station, TX22 mi31 minN 1110.00 miOvercast72°F62°F71%1013.8 hPa

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