Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
628 PM CDT SAT MAY 28 2016

.AVIATION...
00Z TAF issuance.

VFR conditions will continue through this evening with isolated
storms across the Permian Basin. Decided against including TSRA in
MAF TAF at this time but will continue to monitor current radar
trends and amend if needed. Low stratus will develop late
tonight/early Sunday, affecting HOB, MAF, INK and FST through mid-
late morning with VFR conditions returning by noon. Otherwise,
elevated SE winds expected to persist through much of the TAF period.

&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 232 PM CDT SAT MAY 28 2016/

DISCUSSION...
A line of cumulus just southeast of Midland appears to mark the
location of the dryline retreating west this afternoon. A visual
look at the clouds shows there is not much vertical development so
far, most likely due to the presence of an upper ridge axis
directly overhead. If afternoon heating does manage to break the
cap this afternoon, there will be the potential for isolated to
scattered storms in the eastern Permian Basin and lower Trans
Pecos and one or two could become severe. Tomorrow storm chances
increase as the ridge axis shifts east and a favorably timed
disturbance arrives during the afternoon. Shear and instability
will be enough to support severe convection and SPC has expanded
the slight risk of severe weather south to include the entire
Permian Basin and much of the Trans Pecos on the latest SWODY2.
Did not mention severe weather in the forecast this afternoon due
to it`s isolated nature (if it happens at all), but did add severe
wording to the forecast for tomorrow afternoon with greater
coverage expected.

Rain chances will continue through Wednesday as an upper low
currently over California slowly moves east across the
southwestern U.S. and into the southern Plains. The increased
moisture will help modify temps the next several days with warm
lows and highs holding to the upper 80s to lower 90s as opposed to
upper 90s/low 100s seen a few days ago. Northwest flow on the
backside of the low will end rain chances late Thursday but will
also bring a cold front south keeping high temps below normal to
end the week.

Hennig

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Big Spring                     66  85  65  85 /  30  50  40  40
Carlsbad                       64  94  63  94 /  10  20  10  20
Dryden                         69  88  70  86 /  20  30  20  40
Fort Stockton                  69  91  68  87 /  20  40  10  40
Guadalupe Pass                 61  85  65  86 /  10  10   0  20
Hobbs                          63  88  63  87 /  20  40  20  30
Marfa                          54  87  57  85 /  10  30  10  30
Midland Intl Airport           68  89  68  88 /  20  40  30  30
Odessa                         69  89  68  88 /  20  40  20  30
Wink                           69  94  68  92 /  20  30  10  30

&&

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

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