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|Sunrise 7:28AM||Sunset 5:53PM||Thursday January 21, 2021 3:09 PM CST (21:09 UTC)||Moonrise 12:33PM||Moonset 1:12AM||Illumination 60%|
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Fort Worth TX 247 PM CST Thu Jan 21 2021
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SHORT TERM. /Issued 134 PM CST Thu Jan 21 2021/ /This afternoon through Friday/
Widespread cloudiness across North and Central TX is keeping the temperatures in the 50s with a few spots in the 60s across Central TX. As the ongoing light rain continues to move east/northeast, we will see an increase in coverage across Central TX through the evening as a surface trough interacts with the good moisture. Some pockets of moderate rain will be possible, but most of the activity will remain light.
A lull in precipitation is expected during the overnight hours before another round of light rain moves from the west during Friday morning. This will be associated with a mid-level energy and a weak surface cold front that will move across the region late tonight into the morning hours. In addition to the light rain/drizzle potential, some patchy fog will be possible across North and Central TX. Lows tonight will stay in the 40s across North TX and 50s across Central TX. While some drier and cooler air will filter into the area on Friday, most of the area will stay under partly or mostly cloudy skies. Highs will only reach the mid 50s across North TX to mid/upper 60s across Central TX.
LONG TERM. /NEW/ /Friday night through Thursday/
Brief ridging aloft and abundant cloud cover Friday night will offset weak low level cold air advection, keeping overnight lows in the 40s and lower 50s. The cloud cover will remain on Saturday, but Gulf moisture will quickly return behind a lifting warm front. Scattered showers will develop through the day Saturday as a deep upper low churns across the Desert Southwest and yields increasing large scale lift and gradual mid level destabilization. The showers will continue through Saturday night but will likely shift to the eastern half of the region as shortwave energy ejects out of the base of the approaching system. There should be enough mid level destabilization Saturday night for some isolated, elevated, thunderstorms. The clouds and rain Saturday will keep daytime highs in the 50s and 60s.
Sunday morning will start out humid and mild for late January with lows from the mid 40s to upper 50s. Showers and thunderstorms will develop through the day as the upper low opens up and lifts across New Mexico, putting North and Central Texas in an area of upper level diffluence. The combination of lift, destabilization, and more than adequate shear will result in increasing thunderstorm chances Sunday afternoon/evening. The unknown is how strong and how long a capping inversion will hold which will prevent storms from becoming rooted in the boundary layer. Most models suggest that while MUCAPE will be over 1000 J/KG, the cap may hold for much of the day and evening, and without some source of low level convergence, storms could stay elevated. Of course, if storms can become surface based, they will likely have the necessary ingredients to become strong to severe, capable of the full suite of severe weather hazards. One thing that is clear is that moisture will be high and there will be a good potential for locally heavy rainfall, especially east of the I-35 corridor where precipitable water values will be the highest.
Shower and storms will continue overnight Sunday into Monday morning as the upper trough lifts to the Central Plains and a cold front moves in from the west. Although low level forcing for ascent will increase along the eastward moving front, a decrease in both instability and large scale lift will likely result in downward trend in storm strength. Drier and subsident air will quickly filter in behind the front and departing upper system Monday afternoon, resulting in decreasing clouds and a breezy west to northwest wind.
Brief ridging aloft Monday night through Tuesday will result in rain-free weather with temperatures near or slightly above seasonal normals. By Tuesday night, the ridge axis will shift quickly east ahead of the next storm system lifting out of the Desert Southwest. Unlike the last few systems, this disturbance will have very little low level moisture to work with and will only bring middle/high clouds and a slight chance of light showers. All precipitation and most of the clouds will exit the region Wednesday night through Thursday with a building ridge aloft and dry air advection in the low levels. Temperatures Wednesday night will be in the 30s and lower 40s and highs Thursday will be in the 50s and lower 60s.
AVIATION. /Issued 134 PM CST Thu Jan 21 2021/ /18Z TAFs/
Light rain and perhaps a few showers will be possible through the evening hours across most of the TAF sites. Low ceilings and visibilities will likely develop late tonight into Friday morning, along with a chance of drizzle and/or light rain as a weak cold front moves across the region. FROPA will likely occur around 08Z for the DFW Metroplex sites and a few hours later for Waco. Expect IFR conditions through most of the morning hours, with MVFR cigs returning around 18Z. For now, we kept visibilities around 3SM, but we will continue to monitor the trends to adjust the forecast as needed.
PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS. Dallas-Ft. Worth 48 57 46 59 53 / 30 10 5 20 40 Waco 52 64 51 64 57 / 40 10 0 30 40 Paris 46 57 39 51 45 / 20 10 0 5 50 Denton 44 56 42 58 50 / 20 10 0 20 30 McKinney 46 57 43 57 50 / 30 10 5 20 40 Dallas 50 58 47 60 55 / 30 10 5 20 40 Terrell 49 58 44 58 51 / 30 10 5 20 50 Corsicana 52 62 50 63 56 / 40 10 0 20 40 Temple 51 66 49 65 57 / 40 10 0 20 40 Mineral Wells 46 56 44 61 53 / 20 10 0 20 20
FWD WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. None.
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|Fort Worth, Naval Air Station, TX||9 mi||78 min||SSE 4||10.00 mi||Light Rain||55°F||50°F||83%||1011.3 hPa|
|Fort Worth, Meacham International Airport, TX||10 mi||77 min||SSE 6||10.00 mi||Light Rain||53°F||51°F||93%||1012.5 hPa|
|Fort Worth, Fort Worth Alliance Airport, TX||11 mi||77 min||SSW 4||10.00 mi||Light Rain||56°F||49°F||77%||1012.8 hPa|
|Decatur, Decatur Municipal Airport, TX||24 mi||75 min||S 6||10.00 mi||Fair||56°F||47°F||72%||1012.2 hPa|
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