Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 7:28AM||Sunset 5:51PM||Thursday January 21, 2021 10:16 PM CST (04:16 UTC)||Moonrise 12:34PM||Moonset 1:14AM||Illumination 63%|
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Fort Worth TX 738 PM CST Thu Jan 21 2021
. New Short Term, Aviation .
SHORT TERM. /NEW/ /Tonight and Tomorrow/
Widespread rain across much of the region will gradually exit to the east tonight, though a few scattered showers will be possible across North Texas after midnight. However, the main concern during the overnight period will be the development of fog along and near a weak cold front.
A cold front will enter our northernmost border after midnight tonight, slowly progressing south through Friday morning. With weak winds and ample low level moisture in place, fog is expected to develop across North Texas shortly after midnight, gradually spreading south with the movement of the cold front. It's likely that a Dense Fog Advisory will be needed tonight, but have opted to hold off for now as confidence is too low in where dense fog will develop. Nonetheless, visibilities less than a mile are likely across much of the area overnight.
Areas of fog are expected to dissipate by mid to late morning, but low clouds will stick around throughout the day. The cold front will lose some of its momentum as it enters Central Texas around midday, allowing areas in our south to warm into the mid to upper 60s by Friday afternoon. Despite the entire area remaining rain-free, it'll still be a cool and gloomy day across North Texas with temperatures topping out in the 50s.
LONG TERM. /Issued 247 PM CST Thu Jan 21 2021/ /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. /NEW/ /00Z TAFs/
Areas of light rain will continue to move eastward overnight, though a second round of scattered light rain will be possible across North Texas tonight. VFR will prevail for the next few hours, but conditions will deteriorate shortly after midnight tonight.
Areas of fog are expected to develop near and along a cold front tonight. The cold front will arrive at D10 terminals near 08Z and KACT near 15Z with light northeasterly winds anticipated behind the front. Visibilities will deteriorate shortly after the arrival of the front, but confidence is low in where the greatest visibility reductions will occur. Visibilities near 1/2 mile or less will be possible in some areas, so trends will be monitored closely for any amendments to the TAFs. Areas of fog should stay just north and east of KACT, so only slight visibility reductions were included for now.
IFR ceilings will quickly overspread the area behind the cold front with LIFR possible by early Friday morning. Slight improvement to IFR is expected late morning, but all terminals will remain socked in for much of the day. MVFR likely won't return until late Friday afternoon or Friday evening.
Light northeasterly winds will increase to 8-10 knots Friday morning.
PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS. Dallas-Ft. Worth 48 57 46 59 53 / 30 10 5 20 40 Waco 52 64 51 64 57 / 40 5 0 30 40 Paris 46 56 39 51 45 / 20 10 0 5 50 Denton 46 55 42 58 50 / 20 5 0 20 30 McKinney 47 56 43 57 50 / 20 5 5 20 40 Dallas 49 58 47 60 55 / 30 10 5 20 40 Terrell 50 59 44 58 51 / 30 20 5 20 50 Corsicana 53 62 50 63 56 / 40 10 0 20 40 Temple 52 66 49 65 57 / 40 5 0 20 40 Mineral Wells 47 56 44 61 53 / 20 5 0 20 20
FWD WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. None.
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|Decatur, Decatur Municipal Airport, TX||9 mi||21 min||NNE 4||4.00 mi||Fog/Mist||47°F||46°F||95%||1012.9 hPa|
|Bridgeport, Bridgeport Municipal Airport, TX||15 mi||41 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||43°F||43°F||100%||1013.5 hPa|
|Bowie Municipal Airport, TX||17 mi||41 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Fair||46°F||45°F||96%||1013.2 hPa|
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