Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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FXUS64 KMAF 221013
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
513 AM CDT FRI APR 22 2016

.DISCUSSION...

Upper ridging is beginning to develop over the region resulting in
westerly flow aloft.  This will keep thunderstorm chances today
mostly confined to the higher terrain.  Temperatures today will be
similar to yesterday with highs ranging from the upper 70s to the
mid 80s across most of the area.

An upper low moving over northern Mexico will approach the region
and allow for continuing rain and storm chances into Saturday.  The
best chances of precipitation will be across the Big Bend area
closest to the upper low.  Temperatures Saturday will warm up a
little from today.  The upper low will pass to the east of the
region on Sunday allowing for decreasing rain chances.  Temperatures
on Sunday will warm up even more as a surface trough strengthens
across the area with southwesterly winds contributing to downslope
warming.  Conditions will warm up and dry out even further on
Monday.  After Monday, temperatures will gradually cool to near
normal by the end of the week.  Precipitation chances will increase
beginning next Thursday as another upper trough approaches the
region from the west.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Big Spring                     80  55  83  61 /   0   0  10  10
Carlsbad                       82  56  87  57 /  10  10  20  20
Dryden                         84  62  83  63 /  10  10  20  30
Fort Stockton                  83  58  87  62 /  10  10  20  20
Guadalupe Pass                 76  54  79  55 /  20  20  20  20
Hobbs                          79  53  84  55 /   0  10  10  10
Marfa                          78  48  76  49 /  20  20  30  20
Midland Intl Airport           81  56  85  61 /   0   0  10  10
Odessa                         82  56  85  61 /   0   0  10  10
Wink                           85  58  88  61 /  10  10  20  20

&&

.MAF Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
NM...None.
TX...None.
&&

$$

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