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|Sunrise 7:26AM||Sunset 5:51PM||Friday January 22, 2021 7:38 PM CST (01:38 UTC)||Moonrise 1:02PM||Moonset 2:05AM||Illumination 72%|
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Fort Worth TX 635 PM CST Fri Jan 22 2021
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SHORT TERM. /NEW/ /Tonight through Saturday/
The surface front is now south of the region but the 850mb front is laid up near the Red River. Zonal flow aloft continues with weak ridging starting to develop as one disturbance leaves the area and the next system digs down the West Coast (This is Sunday's system; see discussion below). However, what is happening in the lowest 1.5 km of the atmosphere is what is really going to drive our weather for the next 30 hours.
Weak warm air advection continues along the sloped frontal zone between the surface and 850mb. Thus, our region will stay under cloud cover through Saturday. The exception to this is very near the Red River where some drier air is currently eroding the clouds near the 850mb front. However, cloud cover is expected to redevelop along the Red River overnight. The overrunning of the shallow surface frontal layer will result in the redevelopment of fog this evening and overnight. I have expanded the fog mention to include much of the area along and west of Interstate 35 as warm air advection looks to increase in this area later tonight. Along with the fog, some drizzle will likely also develop. For the most part, visibilities are expected to remain above 1/2 mile tonight, but isolated/localized pockets of dense fog may occur. At this time we are not planning a Dense Fog Advisory.
The fog and drizzle will persist through midday Saturday and then hopefully dissipate. Later in the day, the surface front will start to return north bringing east to southeast winds back to the region, along with increasing dewpoints. Despite the cloud cover, warming of temperatures will occur, even if it holds off until later in the day. I lowered the daytime high temps down a tad, but am still expecting a range from the lower 50s in the northeast to lower 60s in the south and southwest.
LONG TERM. /Issued 300 PM CST Fri Jan 22 2021/ /Next Week/
The upper trough digging south into California will maintain its equatorward jet throughout the weekend. As a result, guidance is in fairly good agreement with its evolution through the Desert Southwest on Sunday, setting the stage for our next rain event. A surge of low-level moisture from the Gulf will push dew points into the 60s deep into North Texas by Sunday afternoon. However, these unseasonably buoyant surface parcels may initially be capped by warm/dry southwest flow (above 850mb) downstream of the approaching trough. Considerable cloud cover would tend to inhibit surface destabilization, but the low-level warm advection will allow afternoon temperatures to climb 10-15 degrees above normal. Coupled with the rich boundary layer moisture, MLCAPE values may reach or exceed 1000 J/kg. As mid-level lift ensues late in the day, the cap should steadily erode, and some of this instability will be realized with thunderstorms increasing in areal coverage into the evening hours.
Increasing mid-level winds will enhance the speed shear Sunday evening. While this would suggest updraft maintenance, 700mb winds topping 50kts may tend to separate updrafts from the boundary layer parcels feeding them. These speedy cells could still produce gusty winds and small hail as the warm/moist surface layer maintains a considerable amount of instability well past nightfall. However, the main focus for severe weather will be an organizing linear complex along an advancing cold front. The mechanical forcing of the line should obliterate any remaining inhibition. The primary hazard with the line will be the downward transport of the vigorous winds within 10kft of the surface, but there may also be an attendant QLCS tornado threat. While the crucial mesoscale features are currently beyond the meso time scale, an associated surface low is progged to transit North Texas between the I-20 corridor and the Red River. This would result in a distinct warm frontal boundary, its interactions with the squall line representing the primary focus for tornadic potential.
The cold front will sweep through the region from east to west Monday morning, bringing an end to the event. This Pacific front will usher in markedly drier air, but the weak cold advection and downslope postfrontal winds on Monday will only shave a few degrees off daytime temperatures. Low rain chances will return as a potent shortwave swings through the Central Plains on Wednesday. Its associated cold front will bring us the coldest day of the week on Thursday, a light freeze in the west and the only below normal high temperatures of the week. A warming trend Friday and Saturday will come with rain chances as the next Pacific trough approaches.
AVIATION. /NEW/ /00Z TAFS/
MVFR and IFR ceiling conditions continue to persist across nearly all of North and Central Texas. The surface front is now south of the area, but the 850mb front remains near the Red River. This means that at least some warm air advection over the shallow frontal layer will keep the region encased in low clouds through the night. Between 03-05Z, expect the ceilings to lower back to IFR with the gradual development of areas of fog and drizzle through the night. KACT will have the greatest category impacts with lower cigs and lower visibilities, but for the most part, visibilities should be above 1SM tonight. All sites should see improvement to the fog and drizzle by midday on Saturday but expect the ceilings to hover in IFR and low MVFR categories for much of the day. The surface winds will remain north to northeasterly tonight, and then gradually turn to the east and southeast by Saturday afternoon as the surface front starts to lift north as a warm front. Another lowering of the ceilings and development of fog and drizzle is likely Saturday night.
PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS. Dallas-Ft. Worth 49 57 53 69 53 / 5 10 30 80 90 Waco 50 62 56 71 54 / 5 10 30 70 90 Paris 43 51 45 65 53 / 0 0 40 80 100 Denton 46 56 50 69 48 / 5 10 20 70 90 McKinney 46 54 50 68 52 / 5 5 30 80 90 Dallas 49 58 55 70 55 / 5 10 30 80 90 Terrell 47 57 51 68 53 / 5 5 40 80 90 Corsicana 51 61 56 71 57 / 10 5 40 80 90 Temple 51 62 57 72 54 / 0 5 40 60 80 Mineral Wells 47 58 53 70 48 / 0 10 10 60 80
FWD WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. None.
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|Dallas / Addison Airport, TX||8 mi||51 min||ENE 58||8.00 mi||Overcast and Windy||52°F||46°F||82%||1017.9 hPa|
|Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, TX||14 mi||45 min||NNE 6||10.00 mi||Overcast||51°F||46°F||83%||1017.2 hPa|
|Dallas Love Field, TX||15 mi||45 min||E 5||10.00 mi||Overcast||52°F||45°F||77%||1017.6 hPa|
|Denton Enterprise Airport, TX||17 mi||45 min||NE 3||10.00 mi||Overcast||51°F||44°F||77%||1017.8 hPa|
|McKinney - McKinney National Airport, TX||18 mi||45 min||ENE 3||10.00 mi||Overcast||50°F||45°F||83%||1018.8 hPa|
|Fort Worth, Fort Worth Alliance Airport, TX||23 mi||45 min||N 4||10.00 mi||Overcast||51°F||44°F||77%||1017.7 hPa|
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