Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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FXUS64 KMAF 130534

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
1234 AM CDT TUE OCT 13 2015



A cold front pushed through the area last evening... local TAF
sites currently have a north wind at less than 10 kts. However by
midday the wind will swing back around to the south as a new
leeside low develops.

PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 158 PM CDT MON OCT 12 2015/


A dry cold front moving through the forecast area is resulting in
gusty northerly winds, with a few locations seeing 25-30 mph
sustained and gusts around 40-45 mph.  The front will clear the Rio
Grande River this evening with winds gradually diminishing this
evening and a surface ridge settling south over the region
overnight.  Some high clouds will linger over southwest Texas
tonight, but good radiational cooling will occur over the rest of
the forecast area due to drier air and clear skies, with
temperatures dropping into the 40s and 50s areawide.

The lack of cool air behind the front will be exemplified Tuesday
afternoon as high temperatures rebound above normal.  Expect more of
the same through the rest of the week as an ua ridge remains over
the region.  The forecast will be dry during this time, but a cutoff
low off the California coast will open and head east and possibly
arrive here next weekend.  We could see showers and thunderstorms
then, but models are divided on whether a weak ua trough makes it
here or not.  What appears more certain is the arrival of another
cold front Friday/Saturday and increasing clouds resulting in
temperatures closer to normal through next weekend. Only low order
PoPs will be included in the forecast then, if any at all.




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