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|Sunrise 6:20AM||Sunset 8:33PM||Sunday May 31, 2020 1:37 PM CDT (18:37 UTC)||Moonrise 2:03PM||Moonset 2:03AM||Illumination 72%|
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Fort Worth TX 1225 PM CDT Sun May 31 2020
SHORT TERM. /NEW/ /Through Monday/
An upper low continues to slowly drift northward out of northern Mexico, which is resulting in scattered showers and storms across South and Southeast Texas today. As moisture continue to arrive over the next several hours, a few showers and perhaps a thunderstorm may develop across our far southern/southwestern zones. Due to meager instability and shear, no severe weather is expected, and an occasional lightning strike would be the only hazard. A few rain showers may exist overnight across our southern zones, but the potential for measurable rainfall is on the low side.
Precipitation should expand farther north on Monday as more plentiful moisture accompanies the low pressure circulation northward. Have maintained 30-50% PoPs across the southwestern 2/3rds of the forecast area where broad weak ascent will exist through much of the day. Convective activity will be aided by diurnal heating, thus peak coverage should occur during the mid to late afternoon hours with diminishment towards sunset. Any activity would once again consist of garden-variety summertime showers with an isolated storm or two. Deeper convection would be most likely in Central Texas within the better instability. Given PW values approaching 1.5-2 inches, some heavy rainfall will be possible. With more abundant cloud cover present, Monday's highs should be a couple degrees cooler than the previous few days.
LONG TERM. /Issued 331 AM CDT Sun May 31 2020/ /Monday Night Onward/
The upper level feature that will bring Monday’s rain chances will linger in the area through Wednesday as the upper level steering flow remains fairly weak. Any precipitation chances will likely remain driven by daytime heating, with a nocturnal lull in precipitation. Rain chances will remain fairly low given the absence of a concentrated source of forcing for ascent. With higher moisture content in the west, low PoPs will be added west of I-35 Tuesday afternoon. Rain chances will then shift eastward on Wednesday as a weak disturbance approaches from the northeast. Severe weather appears unlikely, but any shower or storm that develops will likely have brief heavy rainfall given precipitable water content will remain near record values.
By Thursday, high pressure across the Desert Southwest will build eastward, helping to push the slow moving shortwave out of the Southern Plains. North and Central Texas will remain on the southeastern periphery of the ridge, therefore, the possibility of precipitation can’t be completely discounted the latter half of next week in the southeastern counties. Plenty of moisture will be in place across the Gulf Coast region, leading to afternoon showers and storms south of our area. Some dissipating thunderstorm activity may attempt to move into the Brazos Valley/East Texas Friday and Saturday, but given we are still 5-6 days away, confidence remains low. Temperatures through the week will gradually increase, likely reaching the mid 90s by next weekend.
AVIATION. /NEW/ /18z TAFs/
VFR will prevail through Monday morning with east winds around 10 kts or less. Gradually increasing moisture is leading to more widespread cumulus around 5 kft today, while cirrus continues to thicken as it arrives from South Texas. By Monday morning, increasing low-level moisture could result in brief MVFR cigs near Waco, but this potential is too low to include in the current TAFs. As additional moisture streams into the area throughout the day, a northward expansion of rain showers should occur, with rain becoming possible at Waco at or just after the end of the current TAF period. VFR cigs should exist at most airports through the day.
PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS. Dallas-Ft. Worth 87 68 86 70 89 / 0 0 10 5 20 Waco 88 68 85 69 89 / 5 5 40 10 20 Paris 84 64 85 65 86 / 0 0 5 5 10 Denton 87 65 87 68 89 / 0 0 10 5 20 McKinney 87 64 87 68 89 / 0 0 10 5 10 Dallas 88 68 87 70 90 / 0 0 10 5 20 Terrell 87 65 87 68 88 / 0 0 10 5 10 Corsicana 87 68 86 70 87 / 0 0 20 10 10 Temple 87 68 85 68 87 / 10 10 40 10 20 Mineral Wells 87 64 85 66 88 / 0 0 20 10 20
FWD WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. None.
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|Fort Worth, Naval Air Station, TX||9 mi||45 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Partly Cloudy||86°F||60°F||42%||1019.5 hPa|
|Fort Worth, Meacham International Airport, TX||10 mi||44 min||SE 7||10.00 mi||Partly Cloudy||83°F||60°F||46%||1020.3 hPa|
|Fort Worth, Fort Worth Alliance Airport, TX||11 mi||44 min||SE 4||10.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||83°F||57°F||41%||1019.9 hPa|
|Decatur, Decatur Municipal Airport, TX||24 mi||42 min||E 7||10.00 mi||Fair||82°F||57°F||44%||1022 hPa|
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