Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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FXUS64 KMAF 180935
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
335 AM CST Sat Feb 18 2017

.DISCUSSION...

Get out and enjoy as upper ridging will give us a quiet, warm day
today with temperatures well above normal. An upper trough along the
West Coast will continue to move east today after dropping heavy
rain and snow across CA. Moisture will make a return to the area
tonight as strong southerly flow develops. A dryline will set up
over the area and begin to move east Sunday morning in response to a
shortwave. Even though we will see deep southerly flow in the mid
levels, this shortwave will likely push any moisture quickly east
by midday Sunday. Will keep some low PoPs in, but it doesn`t look
like we`ll see much precip from this system.

As the upper trough moves east of the area, weak upper ridging will
build back in early next week. Temperatures will cool slightly
Sunday and Monday, but rebound quickly well above normal thereafter.
Another upper trough will develop over the Rockies midweek and lift
into the Plains Thursday. This system will bring strong winds and a
high fire danger to much of the S. Plains. A cold front will send
temperatures back toward normal late next week.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Big Spring                     76  52  71  46 /   0  10  20  10
Carlsbad                       74  46  66  42 /   0   0  10   0
Dryden                         79  53  74  48 /   0   0  10  20
Fort Stockton                  79  52  71  45 /   0   0  10  10
Guadalupe Pass                 64  42  55  37 /   0  10  10   0
Hobbs                          73  45  65  41 /   0   0  10   0
Marfa                          70  37  62  37 /   0  10  10  10
Midland Intl Airport           76  52  69  44 /   0   0  10  10
Odessa                         76  52  69  44 /   0   0  10  10
Wink                           76  48  69  43 /   0   0  10   0

&&

.MAF WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NM...None.
TX...None.
&&

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