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|Sunrise 6:47AM||Sunset 8:22PM||Saturday August 8, 2020 1:36 AM CDT (06:36 UTC)||Moonrise 10:29PM||Moonset 10:19AM||Illumination 81%|
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Area Discussion for - Fort Worth, TX  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Fort Worth TX 1142 PM CDT Fri Aug 7 2020
SHORT TERM. /NEW/ /Overnight through Sunday/
Mid level ridging will prevail through the weekend keeping North and Central Texas hot and dry. Temperatures will be near 100 degrees each afternoon through Sunday with overnight lows in the upper 70s. Moisture will be confined to southeast Texas and through the Arklatex through Sunday, so any attempts at afternoon convection should be confined to those areas. PoPs in our area will be near zero for the next few days. Southerly winds 10-15 mph will provide some small relief to the hot temperatures. Heat indices will top out in the 100-103 degree range on Saturday and may approach 105 on Sunday as a little better moisture spreads into areas east of I-35.
LONG TERM. /Issued 300 PM CDT Fri Aug 7 2020/ /Sunday Onward/
The extended forecast is mostly hot and dry with the exception of some low rain chances across our east and southeast towards the middle of next week.
The upper ridge will remain in control through the remainder of the weekend and into early next week. As a result, rain chances will be near zero during this time frame, while dewpoints mix out mainly into the 60s each afternoon. Even though highs will be in the 95-102 range, humidity should be just low enough such that heat indices will remain below advisory levels for the next several days, although an isolated spot or two could see a heat index as high as 107 by Monday or Tuesday. One of the main stories will continue to be essentially daily elevated fire danger as RH values fall to around 30% with a steady south breeze. Fuels are dry and cured and will allow for quick growth of wildfires with these conditions in place.
We'll have some low rain chances returning by the middle of the week, mainly in the form of seabreeze activity making its way northwestward from the Gulf. At this time, it appears the highest chances for any of this convection to make it into our southeastern zones would be on Wednesday and Thursday as low-level flow backs more southeasterly while increasing to 15-20 kts. Earlier in the week, it appears the low-level flow may be too weak to support sufficient inland progression of this activity. Have included 20-30% chances across our southeast during the afternoon hours on both days.
The other source of our rain chances will be some decaying convection approaching the Red River in Oklahoma from shortwaves passing well to our north. These disturbances will gradually erode the ridge by the middle and end of the week, as the high pressure center retreats westward to the Desert Southwest. This will eventually place us in weak northwesterly flow aloft, and may allow better rain chances to arrive closer to next weekend. However, much uncertainty remains in the possibility of this subtle pattern shift.
AVIATION. /NEW/ /6Z TAFs/
VFR will prevail through the period with southerly flow 10-15 kt. Any afternoon showers/storms should remain well southeast and east of the major airports. No significant aviation concerns are expected through Sunday.
PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS. Dallas-Ft. Worth 79 98 78 98 80 / 0 0 0 0 0 Waco 77 100 77 99 77 / 0 0 0 0 0 Paris 75 97 74 96 76 / 5 0 0 0 0 Denton 78 98 77 97 79 / 0 0 0 0 0 McKinney 77 98 77 99 79 / 0 0 0 0 0 Dallas 80 99 80 99 80 / 0 0 0 0 0 Terrell 77 100 76 99 77 / 0 0 0 0 0 Corsicana 77 97 76 97 77 / 0 0 0 0 0 Temple 75 99 75 99 76 / 0 0 0 0 0 Mineral Wells 77 99 75 99 76 / 0 0 0 0 0
FWD WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. None.
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|Fort Worth, Naval Air Station, TX||11 mi||45 min||S 11||10.00 mi||Fair||88°F||64°F||46%||1014.9 hPa|
|Fort Worth, Meacham International Airport, TX||12 mi||44 min||S 10||10.00 mi||Fair||86°F||64°F||49%||1015.2 hPa|
|Fort Worth, Fort Worth Alliance Airport, TX||13 mi||44 min||S 8||10.00 mi||Fair||85°F||64°F||51%||1014.6 hPa|
|Decatur, Decatur Municipal Airport, TX||24 mi||42 min||SSE 9||7.00 mi||Fair||85°F||64°F||52%||1016.9 hPa|
|Bridgeport, Bridgeport Municipal Airport, TX||24 mi||42 min||SSE 6||10.00 mi||Fair||84°F||64°F||52%||1016.9 hPa|
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