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|Sunrise 7:12AM||Sunset 7:33PM||Friday September 17, 2021 5:43 PM CDT (22:43 UTC)||Moonrise 5:07PM||Moonset 2:36AM||Illumination 86%|
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Fort Worth TX 146 PM CDT Fri Sep 17 2021
. New Short Term, Aviation .
SHORT TERM. /NEW/ /Through Saturday Evening/
Remnant moisture beneath an upper low combined with daytime heating has resulted in afternoon stratocu across the area, especially near and east of I-35. The placement of the upper low, currently across North Texas, will mean around a 20% chance for a few showers and perhaps a rumble of thunder or two across East Texas. Any precipitation that develops this afternoon is expected to dissipate quickly after sunset. Mild conditions will continue tonight with a near repeat of today's high temperatures on Saturday. Rain/storm chances are greater on Saturday afternoon thanks to a slight uptick in moisture and the remnant upper low. PoPs are confined to East Texas as northerly/northeasterly winds overspread the rest of North and Central Texas as inverted troughing across West Texas intensifies. Daytime highs in the upper 80s and low 90s are expected.
LONG TERM. /Issued 408 AM CDT Fri Sep 17 2021/ /This Weekend Through Next Week/
For North and Central Texas, the final weekend of astronomical summer will look the part with above normal temperatures and elevated humidity. Weak troughing aloft will gradually shift east as ridging invades from the west, resulting in mid-level pressure surfaces sloping upward from east to west. Afternoon temperatures will have a corresponding slope from East Texas to the Big Country. The surface trough to our east, that has been persistent despite Nicholas' dissolution, will induce northerly surface winds on Saturday. However, this will simply recycle rich mT air, and abundant sunshine will assure unseasonably warm daytime temperatures.
A more significant pattern shift will begin early next week as a progressive trough within the polar stream races from the West Coast to the Plains in less than 48 hours. Its leading jet streak will emerge from the Rockies, inducing lee troughing. This will result in breezy southerly winds on Monday, which may be the warmest day of the bunch. Even a slight westerly component may help the mercury to reach the century mark across far western portions of North Texas where a shallower moisture depth will drop relative humidity values below 30 percent at peak heating. Combined with the gusty winds and vegetation stressed from a month without rainfall, this may result in an enhanced potential for fire starts.
Extended guidance disagrees on how far equatorward the trough axis will be when it transits our longitude, but the event is reasonable well timed among the operational solutions and ensemble members. This is increasing confidence in a daytime frontal passage on Tuesday. The fast-moving boundary will encounter a conditionally unstable air mass, and showers and thunderstorms may develop along the front. But with the forcing associated with the longwave trough displaced well to the north, this would likely be a narrow window.
Noticeably milder and drier weather will follow on Wednesday (which is appropriately the autumnal equinox). However, abundant sunshine and the lower humidity will somewhat offset the low-level cold advection, and afternoon temperatures should still top 80 degrees. With clear skies and light winds, Thursday morning will likely be the coolest, with many locations seeing temperatures in the 50s for the first time since spring. But with the progressive pattern, south winds will quickly return on Thursday, and a steady warming trend will push afternoon temperatures above normal by the following weekend.
AVIATION. /NEW/ /18 UTC TAF Cycle/
Highlights---Low MVFR cig and convective potential.
VFR will prevail though intermittent MVFR at DAL and GKY cannot be completely ruled before CU lifts above FL030. At this juncture the potential is too low to include in the TAF. Isolated SHRA/TS is expected to develop NE of D10 TAFs. Some impacts to arrival gates and eastbound traffic will be possible. Winds will turn to the E and NE, but sustained speeds are expected to remain below 8 knots at all terminals. A gust or two to near 10-15 knots cannot be discounted. The SHRA/TS coverage is expected to be higher tomorrow afternoon, but activity is forecast to remain east of the TAF sites.
PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS. Dallas-Ft. Worth 73 92 73 92 73 / 0 5 0 5 0 Waco 71 92 71 92 72 / 0 5 0 10 0 Paris 70 88 70 86 69 / 5 20 5 20 0 Denton 68 93 68 91 69 / 0 5 0 5 0 McKinney 70 91 70 90 70 / 0 5 0 10 0 Dallas 74 92 74 91 74 / 0 5 0 5 0 Terrell 70 91 70 89 70 / 0 10 0 10 0 Corsicana 71 91 71 90 72 / 5 10 5 10 0 Temple 69 94 69 93 70 / 0 5 5 10 0 Mineral Wells 67 92 67 92 69 / 0 0 0 5 0
FWD WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. None.
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|Decatur, Decatur Municipal Airport, TX||9 mi||48 min||E 7||7.00 mi||Fair||90°F||63°F||40%||1015.2 hPa|
|Bridgeport, Bridgeport Municipal Airport, TX||15 mi||68 min||E 6||10.00 mi||Fair||91°F||62°F||39%||1015.2 hPa|
|Bowie Municipal Airport, TX||17 mi||48 min||E 4||10.00 mi||Fair||91°F||64°F||41%||1015.2 hPa|
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