Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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FXUS64 KMAF 182333

623 PM CDT Sat Oct 18 2014


See 00z aviation discussion below.



Winds are expected to be out of the east through Sunday morning and
then become southeasterly.  Winds will generally remain light with
some gusts possible Sunday afternoon.  Precipitation will move into
the area Sunday morning with the best chances for KMAF.  Low clouds
will move into the area around 09z with the lowest ceilings likely
occurring around 13z.  Ceilings will probably improve around 19z.


.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 236 PM CDT Sat Oct 18 2014/

DISCUSSION...As of 2:30 pm CDT...radar is indc a few light
showers in the northern CWA moving NE. Water vapor imagery is
showing a weak upper low in NE New Mexico moving NE.

Models develop an upper low over So Cal and drop it into NW Mexico
on Sunday...with a negatively tilted trough drawing in moisture.
After a mainly dry night tonight diffluent flow aloft on Sunday
will bring chc/slight chc showers and thunderstorms to the CWA.
The threat of showers/thunderstorms will continue in the western
PB westward Sunday night a a brief shortwave ridge pops up over
central TX. As the upper low opens into a wave and moves slowly
across northern Mexico/Texas the threat of showers/thunderstorms
will continue into Thursday. With the rain threat and extensive
cloud cover afternoon temps will be near normal.

Dry weather looks to return to the Region Thursday night and
continue through next weekend. A ridge will build into New
Mexico/West Texas from Arizona and Sonora as an upper low develops
and drops south to the Texas Gulf Coast. This will bring NE flow
aloft to the area resulting in dry and slightly warmer weather.







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