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National Weather Service Fort Worth Texas
1119 PM CDT Mon may 29 2017

a weak surface ridge centered near the arklatex region will keep
generally light easterly to light and variable winds in place for
most of this forecast period. Meanwhile, the remnants of a cold
front remain draped south of the Dallas-ft Worth area. Higher
moisture levels south of the boundary and light winds could lead
to some patchy fog overnight, and the tempo for 5sm br will be
kept in the kact taf. The large swath of high clouds now
overspreading the state may keep dense fog at Bay. We will need
to keep an eye out, however, as any clearing could lead to lower
visibilities by morning. Otherwise, precipitation chances should
remain slim to nil until late Wednesday or Thursday when we
receive some decent lift from a shortwave trough.



Previous discussion... /issued 324 PM CDT Mon may 29 2017/
isolated, pulse showers have been occurring south of a Lometa to
Waco to Palestine line this afternoon. Subsidence from an earlier
cluster of storms in the Gulf of Mexico is likely suppressing
additional development this afternoon and evening. This isolated
activity will continue through the early evening hours, and then
relatively quiet conditions are expected overnight. However,
patchy fog may develop along and south of a Goldthwaite to
Waxahachie to Emory line as rich low level moisture remains in
place, and even starts to move back north, combined with clearer
skies and light winds. It's possible isolated areas of near dense
fog may occur where heavier rain has fallen since yesterday

Better low level moisture will continue to advect north during the
day on Tuesday in response to an upper level trough moving into
the western Continental U.S.. a few isolated showers and possibly a
thunderstorm will be possible as we retain southwest flow aloft
and moisture begins to increase across the region. Due to weak
instability and weak wind shear, any storms that occur are
expected to be pulse-like again and below strong/severe
thresholds. Overall, the majority of the region will be dry
tomorrow. It will be a partly to mostly sunny day with highs in
the 80s. There may some patchy fog again tomorrow night.

Rain chances will increase across our western counties starting
Wednesday with better rain chances spreading across the region
Wednesday night and Thursday. On Wednesday, a negatively tilted
trough will move into West Texas spreading some lift across the
state. Our region will again be humid, unstable and uncapped thus
scattered rain activity is possible and more likely in the
afternoon hours. Widespread severe weather is not expected due a
lack of better forcing and weak wind shear, but isolated strong
storms may be possible with surface based CAPES of 1000-2000 j/kg
in the afternoon hours. Rain chances will continue to increase
Wednesday night as the upper level trough gets closer, and then
more widespread rain is expected on Thursday as the trough crosses
the Southern Plains. The models do have slightly different speeds
of the trough between Wednesday night and Thursday so some
adjustments to the timing of the best pops may be needed over the
next few days. At least a limited severe weather threat may occur
on Thursday, but again, wind shear values will be on the lower end
of the spectrum at 25-30 kts. This usually means that multi-cell
clusters will be more favorable with a threat for severe winds and
hail. With low level winds backed to the southeast, we cannot
completely discount an isolated tornado threat at this time, but
will need to monitor this threat. Also on Thursday, the potential
exists for heavy rain that may result in a flood threat for some

The upper level trough is actually slow to clear the region and
rain chances will continue on Friday with better chances across
our eastern counties. Another upper level trough enters the
Southern Plains on the heels of the first trough, and rain chances
will increase for next weekend. The models are in decent consensus
now that a front will move through the region with this system
bringing drier conditions for the start of next week. A severe
weather threat cannot be discounted over the weekend.



Preliminary point temps/pops...
Dallas-ft. Worth 66 89 71 85 71 / 10 20 20 20 50
Waco 67 86 69 84 69 / 20 20 20 30 50
Paris 63 86 65 84 68 / 10 20 20 20 30
Denton 62 88 67 85 69 / 10 20 20 20 50
McKinney 63 87 67 85 69 / 10 20 20 20 40
Dallas 67 89 71 85 71 / 10 20 20 20 50
Terrell 65 85 67 85 69 / 10 20 20 20 40
Corsicana 68 85 71 84 70 / 20 20 20 20 50
Temple 67 85 69 83 69 / 20 20 20 40 60
Mineral Wells 62 87 66 85 68 / 10 10 10 20 50


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