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|Sunrise 7:10AM||Sunset 7:52PM||Saturday April 4, 2020 10:21 PM CDT (03:21 UTC)||Moonrise 3:08PM||Moonset 4:10AM||Illumination 91%|
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Area Discussion for - Fort Worth, TX  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
FXUS64 KFWD 042316 AFDFWD
Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Fort Worth TX 616 PM CDT Sat Apr 4 2020
SHORT TERM. /NEW/ /Through Sunday/
A shallow cool airmass remains in place with a surface front draped along the Texas Coast. Light north winds will veer to the east overnight as the post-frontal surface ridge shifts to our east. The resulting (albeit weak) warm air advection will keep temperatures steady in the 40s overnight. Moisture trapped beneath the temperature inversion will keep the overcast conditions in place, with weak upglide likely leading to the development of drizzle and fog during the overnight hours. Otherwise, a few light rain showers will remain possible overnight, with the exiting shortwave bringing an end to the potential for thunder. The surface boundary will retreat north as a warm front Sunday afternoon, bringing a return to more seasonable temperatures by Sunday night.
LONG TERM. /Issued 409 PM CDT Sat Apr 4 2020/ /Sunday Night through Next Week/
An active pattern will continue through much of the next week as the area resides under an active southern branch of the jet stream. Sunday night will begin with a few lingering showers across parts of Central Texas, however much of this activity will be isolated and very light. The night should start on the cool side, but temperatures should remain somewhat steady through the night as top-down erosion of the shallow, cold airmass continues. By Monday afternoon, the cool airmass will have modified enough to bring temperatures near/slightly above climatology. Extensive cloudiness should continue Monday with scattered showers developing as weak mid level impulses under the active jet stream move across the region.
Taking a step back . the big-picture pattern will leave the area under induced ridging due to a deepening trough over both the Western and Eastern CONUS in the early parts of the week. This ridging over the Southern Plains will reach its apex on Monday, with a gradual flattening of the ridge through the middle parts of the week as the mid level flow becomes increasingly zonal. This increased westerly flow aloft will help to develop a dryline over West Texas that should flirt with entering the western fringes of the forecast area Tuesday afternoon. Ahead of this dryline, a very warm and very humid airmass will reside with temperatures 10-15 degrees above normal with dew points in the 60-70 degree range west of I-35. Surface CAPE values are forecast to be around 750-1500 J/Kg across East Texas Tuesday with effective shear values in the 35-45 kt range. These factors support a conditional threat of a few strong to marginally severe storms east of I-35 Tuesday afternoon The two limiting factors. veered low level flow with little to no confluence and meager mid level lapse rates. If any storms happen to develop, they will likely be warm advective and may struggle to get going/organized. We will have to closely monitor for any areas of lift moving into the region as that could be a focus for convective development.
Meanwhile, the previously mentioned trough over the Western CONUS will finally be making its way into the region late this week. It will have cut off over the Great Basin earlier in the week and slowly continue east until the southern branch of the jet stream starts to pull the trough northeastward. How this happens is still largely up in the air at this point, but some things are coming into focus. The first big-picture feature that is becoming clear is a cold front driving down the Central Plains and Midwest on Wednesday. This is expected to encroach on the forecast area Wednesday night and stall over Oklahoma out as the mid-level baroclinic zone supporting the front remains detached well to the north. At the same time, the western CONUS trough will be approaching from the west. Whether or not the associated cold pocket with the western trough attaches to the aforementioned baroclinic zone is yet to be seen as varying deterministic guidances have varying solutions. What is clear is that once this piece of energy moves over the stalled frontal boundary, rapid cyclogenesis is expected along with the development of widespread showers and thunderstorms. The thermodynamic profiles are still TBD, so we can't rule out the severe potential, however, as it stands today the threat of severe weather looks low at this time.
Once the newly developed low and attendant cold front move through, expect another sharp drop in temperatures and increased post-frontal rain chances to close out the work week.
AVIATION. /NEW/ /00Z TAFs/
Precipitation has all but exited to the east, but will keep VCSH in the forecast for tonight to account for lingering light showers. Otherwise, the primary issue will be shallow moisture and the likelihood of IFR continuing through Sunday morning. In addition to low cigs, patchy drizzle and fog may also produce some visibility reductions early Sunday morning. Winds will increase out of the southeast and conditions will improve Sunday afternoon as a warm front lifts north across the area.
PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS. Dallas-Ft. Worth 46 67 59 76 65 / 20 20 10 40 20 Waco 49 65 59 76 65 / 20 30 20 50 30 Paris 47 65 58 73 63 / 20 20 10 40 40 Denton 45 66 58 75 64 / 20 20 10 40 20 McKinney 45 66 59 75 64 / 20 20 10 40 30 Dallas 47 68 59 76 67 / 20 20 20 40 30 Terrell 47 67 59 76 65 / 20 20 20 50 40 Corsicana 48 67 60 76 67 / 20 30 20 60 40 Temple 48 65 59 76 65 / 30 30 20 50 30 Mineral Wells 46 65 58 75 63 / 20 20 20 50 20
FWD WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. None.
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|Fort Worth, Meacham International Airport, TX||9 mi||29 min||N 0||5.00 mi||Fog/Mist||44°F||44°F||100%||1018 hPa|
|Arlington Municipal Airport, TX||9 mi||29 min||NW 4||5.00 mi||Overcast with Haze||49°F||44°F||83%||1017.8 hPa|
|Grand Prairie, Grand Prairie Municipal Airport, TX||9 mi||27 min||N 0||5.00 mi||Overcast||46°F||46°F||100%||1018.6 hPa|
|Fort Worth, Naval Air Station, TX||11 mi||30 min||E 4||10.00 mi||Overcast||47°F||44°F||90%||1016.6 hPa|
|Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, TX||13 mi||29 min||N 5||10.00 mi||Overcast||47°F||45°F||93%||1017.5 hPa|
|Fort Worth Spinks Airport, TX||15 mi||27 min||N 0||3.00 mi||Overcast||45°F||44°F||96%||1018.6 hPa|
|Fort Worth, Fort Worth Alliance Airport, TX||16 mi||29 min||ENE 4||7.00 mi||Overcast||46°F||44°F||93%||1018.3 hPa|
|Dallas, Redbird Airport, TX||18 mi||29 min||N 5||10.00 mi||Overcast||48°F||43°F||83%||1017.6 hPa|
|Dallas Love Field, TX||20 mi||29 min||NNE 4||10.00 mi||Overcast||48°F||44°F||86%||1018.1 hPa|
|Dallas / Addison Airport, TX||24 mi||35 min||N 4||8.00 mi||Overcast||48°F||44°F||87%||1018.3 hPa|
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