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|Sunrise 6:46AM||Sunset 6:27PM||Friday March 5, 2021 12:53 PM CST (18:53 UTC)||Moonrise 12:40AM||Moonset 11:08AM||Illumination 54%|
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Fort Worth TX 1200 PM CST Fri Mar 5 2021
. New Short Term, Aviation .
SHORT TERM. /NEW/ /Through Saturday/
An occluding low pressure system is drifting through the forecast area with a dynamic upper-level storm system. The associated cold front has roughly reached the I-35 corridor as of midday, and will continue east/southeast through the rest of this afternoon. Ahead of it, a narrow buoyant sector exists which may contribute to isolated shower and thunderstorm development through the late afternoon. Even after the frontal passage, modest lingering elevated instability could result in an isolated storm mainly across East Texas this evening as the main upper low drifts overhead. Severe weather is not expected, but a stray storm could produce frequent lighting and perhaps some small hail. Otherwise, expect some breezy northerly winds for a few hours after the frontal passage.
The arrival of cooler/drier post-frontal air will allow overnight lows to fall into the low to mid 40s tonight. Post-frontal stratus should lingering across much of the area, although will begin clearing out by daybreak Saturday or shortly after. This should make for a pleasant Saturday with mostly sunny skies, highs in the 60s, and light northeast/east winds.
LONG TERM. /Issued 252 AM CST Fri Mar 5 2021/ /Saturday Night and Beyond/
Saturday night, southerly flow will begin to re-establish itself across the region. Breezy southerly winds will make for a warmer day on Sunday with highs in the mid 60s to near 70. In addition to the warmer temperatures, another threat for grass fires will exist on Sunday as relative humidity falls to near or below 30% across most of the area. Despite a passing shortwave aloft, meager moisture will keep us rain-free through the end of the weekend.
Zonal flow aloft will sustain a period of quiet weather through the middle of next week. Monday should be a rather pleasant day with highs mostly in the 70s. An elevated threat for grass fires will exist again on Monday as humidity remains low and winds increase to 15 to 20 mph Monday afternoon. Beginning Monday evening, moisture advection will allow dew points to quickly rise into the 50s. This will result in warmer nights through the end of the work week and could limit the fire weather threat across most of the area. However, the area of greatest concern will be near and west of US-281 where humidity will continue to fall near or below 30% each afternoon through Thursday with temperatures running 10 to 15 degrees above average. Additionally, windy conditions are likely Tuesday through Thursday, with wind speeds near 15 to 25 mph each afternoon.
With appreciable moisture in place, a few passing shortwaves will bring chances for rain and storms mid to late next week. The greatest coverage will remain near/along the Red River on Wednesday and east of I-35 on Thursday. Any threat for severe weather appears low for now as very little (if any) instability will be in place. However, we'll continue to monitor the potential over the next few days.
Better rain chances will arrive on Friday as a potent upper low swings into the Desert Southwest. Our next cold front is expected towards the end of the week or early next weekend. Despite the passage of the front, there is some indication that moisture will remain above the shallow, cooler air near the surface. With strong, large-scale ascent still present over the weekend, it's possible that we could see widespread soaking rain across the area. Apart from any rain chances, near seasonal temperatures should return by next weekend.
AVIATION. /NEW/ /18z TAFs/
A cold front is moving through the TAF sites as of 18z, shifting winds to the northwest. They'll remain northerly through tonight, with a brief period of gusty winds to around 25 kts. Post-frontal stratus in the 2500-3500 ft range will move into North Texas from Oklahoma over the next few hours, resulting in periods of MVFR cigs at all TAF sites. These conditions should improve by early Saturday morning with any cigs scattering to VFR. Winds will decrease and veer to the northeast tomorrow, generally in the 7-10 kt range.
PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS. Dallas-Ft. Worth 68 43 64 44 68 / 20 10 0 0 0 Waco 75 47 64 42 68 / 5 10 0 0 0 Paris 60 38 61 38 64 / 30 10 0 0 0 Denton 66 40 64 42 69 / 20 10 0 0 0 McKinney 63 40 63 41 67 / 20 10 0 0 0 Dallas 70 45 65 44 69 / 20 20 0 0 0 Terrell 63 42 62 41 68 / 20 20 0 0 0 Corsicana 70 45 63 42 68 / 20 30 0 0 0 Temple 76 45 64 43 68 / 5 5 0 0 0 Mineral Wells 67 41 64 41 68 / 5 10 0 0 0
FWD WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. None.
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|Mesquite, Mesquite Metro Airport, TX||10 mi||64 min||SSE 6||10.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||63°F||52°F||68%||1013.9 hPa|
|Terrell, Terrell Municipal Airport, TX||14 mi||61 min||SSE 7||10.00 mi||Overcast||61°F||52°F||72%||1013.9 hPa|
|Dallas / Addison Airport, TX||22 mi||56 min||SE 5||13.00 mi||Partly Cloudy||66°F||46°F||49%||1013.9 hPa|
|Dallas Love Field, TX||22 mi||61 min||WSW 4||10.00 mi||A Few Clouds||67°F||48°F||51%||1013 hPa|
|McKinney - McKinney National Airport, TX||23 mi||61 min||SW 6||10.00 mi||Overcast||62°F||49°F||62%||1014.5 hPa|
|Greenville / Majors, TX||24 mi||79 min||E 9||10.00 mi||Overcast||55°F||50°F||84%||1014.9 hPa|
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