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|Sunrise 6:28AM||Sunset 8:41PM||Friday July 10, 2020 10:02 AM CDT (15:02 UTC)||Moonrise 11:33PM||Moonset 10:38AM||Illumination 74%|
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Fort Worth, TXHourly EDIT Help
Area Discussion for - Fort Worth, TX  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
FXUS64 KFWD 101045 AFDFWD
Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Fort Worth TX 545 AM CDT Fri Jul 10 2020
SHORT TERM. /NEW/ /Through Saturday/
Oppressive heat is the main story through the short term portion of the forecast. The summertime ridge is building to our west, and will continue strengthening over the next couple of days. This will place the forecast area beneath a hot, humid, and subsident airmass, with high temperatures ranging from the upper 90s to as high as 106F. When combined with dewpoints in the 60s and low 70s, heat index values exceeding 105F will be commonplace, especially on Saturday. In fact, some areas may breach 110F heat index values tomorrow afternoon. There will be little relief from the heat during this time period, with mostly sunny skies and a light south wind around 10 mph or less prevailing.
While the Heat Advisory currently is set to expire tomorrow evening, additional heat headlines will be needed on Sunday as well. However, there is still some uncertainty regarding potential cloud cover from upstream convection late Saturday night along with the intrusion of a weak frontal zone on Sunday as discussed in the long term forecast. This may cause some areas to not reach Heat Advisory criteria on Sunday. On the contrary, a few unaffected spots could potentially meet Excessive Heat Warning criteria, and an upgrade to this product for the weekend may be necessary in future forecasts.
LONG TERM. /Issued 327 AM CDT Fri Jul 10 2020/ /Saturday Night through Next Week/
Triple-digit temperatures and humid conditions are expected through next week across North and Central Texas. While precipitation chances remain near zero, a low potential for rain/storms will exist across the far northeastern counties late Saturday night.
The center of the upper level high will be located over New Mexico this weekend while an upper level trough remains across the Midwest. This pattern will place the Southern Plains beneath northwest flow. Strong instability ahead of a weak cold front will likely result in a thunderstorm complex developing in Oklahoma Saturday afternoon. The complex may clip our far northeastern counties as it moves southeast overnight. We’ll keep PoPs below 20% due to uncertainty at this time. Otherwise, an uptick in cloud cover is expected from the convection across North Texas early Sunday morning. There is still some uncertainty on the southward extend of the frontal boundary on Sunday, but areas along the Red River will observe high temperatures in the upper 90s, rather than just above 100 degrees. The Heat Advisory will likely continue on Sunday for most of the region as heat index values remain high, but we'll hold off on extending (for now) as we continue to monitor the complex and front.
There will be another feature to monitor Sunday night along the northern periphery of the ridge. A mid-level impulse translating southeast across the Central Plains will bring another round of rain/storms Sunday night, mainly for Oklahoma and the Arklatex region. The activity should remain north and east of our region, but an increase in cloud cover is expected overnight.
As the upper level high translates toward the Southern Plains next week, the summertime heat will continue with afternoon highs in the upper 90s across East Texas to near 107 degrees across the Big Country. Dewpoints will be slightly lower and result in heat index values near 105 degrees.
AVIATION. /NEW/ /12z TAFs/
For the DFW Metroplex airports, VFR and south winds are expected to prevail through the period. Outside of scattered cirrus this morning and a few diurnal cumulus this afternoon, mostly clear skies should be expected. At Waco, however, ragged MVFR stratus may impinge on the TAF sites over the next few hours, causing brief cigs near 2 kft AGL. Will maintain a brief Tempo group through mid morning before rapid scattering to VFR would occur. No other aviation concerns are expected through the period with a south wind around 10 kts prevailing.
PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS. Dallas-Ft. Worth 98 80 101 81 102 / 0 0 0 10 0 Waco 99 77 101 79 104 / 0 0 0 0 0 Paris 96 77 99 77 98 / 5 0 10 20 5 Denton 98 78 101 79 102 / 0 0 0 10 0 McKinney 97 78 101 79 101 / 0 0 0 10 0 Dallas 98 80 101 81 103 / 0 0 0 10 0 Terrell 95 77 100 78 101 / 0 0 0 10 0 Corsicana 95 77 99 79 101 / 0 0 0 5 0 Temple 98 75 101 78 104 / 0 0 0 0 0 Mineral Wells 98 76 103 78 104 / 0 0 0 5 0
FWD WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. Heat Advisory until 8 PM CDT Saturday for TXZ091>095-100>107- 115>123-130>135-144>148-159>161.
Heat Advisory from 1 PM this afternoon to 8 PM CDT Saturday for TXZ129-141-143-157-158-162-174-175.
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|Fort Worth, Meacham International Airport, TX||5 mi||69 min||S 7||10.00 mi||Fair||80°F||73°F||82%||1015.2 hPa|
|Fort Worth, Naval Air Station, TX||6 mi||70 min||S 6||10.00 mi||A Few Clouds||83°F||73°F||74%||1014.8 hPa|
|Arlington Municipal Airport, TX||13 mi||69 min||S 8||10.00 mi||A Few Clouds||83°F||75°F||77%||1015.3 hPa|
|Fort Worth Spinks Airport, TX||14 mi||65 min||S 7||7.00 mi||Partly Cloudy||82°F||73°F||74%||1017.3 hPa|
|Grand Prairie, Grand Prairie Municipal Airport, TX||14 mi||72 min||SSE 6||10.00 mi||Clear||81°F||71°F||74%||1016.9 hPa|
|Fort Worth, Fort Worth Alliance Airport, TX||15 mi||69 min||S 9||10.00 mi||Partly Cloudy||83°F||73°F||74%||1014.4 hPa|
|Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, TX||17 mi||69 min||S 12||10.00 mi||Partly Cloudy||81°F||75°F||82%||1015 hPa|
|Dallas, Redbird Airport, TX||23 mi||69 min||S 11 G 17||10.00 mi||Fair||81°F||73°F||77%||1015.3 hPa|
|Dallas Love Field, TX||24 mi||69 min||S 8||10.00 mi||Partly Cloudy||83°F||72°F||70%||1015.5 hPa|
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