Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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FXUS64 KMAF 241019

417 AM CST Sat Jan 24 2015


A broad upper trough is over the eastern conus and Upper Midwest
with a closed low strengthening off the coast of Mexico south of
California this morning.  Temperatures will warm up into the 50s
across most of the area this afternoon with light westerly winds.
An even greater warm up is expected on Sunday with temperatures in
the 60s for most of the area and remaining warm through Thursday.
Some locations across the Western Low Rolling Plains, eastern
Permian Basin, and Lower Trans Pecos may see high temperatures in
the 70s beginning on Monday. The upper pattern is expected to not
change much with an upper trough remaining over the eastern conus
and upper ridging over the western half of the conus.  The
previously mentioned closed low will allow for a slight chance of
rain Monday afternoon through Monday night for mainly locations
along and west of the Upper Trans Pecos as mid-level moisture from
this low gets pulled over the region. Models show this closed low
becoming embedded within the upper ridge and moving northward and
weakening by Tuesday afternoon.  An upper trough moving over the
Upper Midwest will send a cold front through the area on Thursday
cooling temperatures into the lower 60s depending on the timing of
the front.

Beginning next Thursday/Friday, the models show another closed low
developing just off the coast of California and moving eastward
heading into next weekend.  Both the GFS and ECMWF are showing
precipitation beginning on Thursday and lasting through next weekend
over the CWA associated with this low.  The precipitation appears to
be scattered across the area on Friday resulting in even cooler
temperatures than those on Thursday. An upper trough moving over the
Northern Plains will send a strong cold front southward into the
area next Saturday.  The precipitation across the area looks to be
mostly in the form of rain until this cold front passes through the
region.  After the frontal passage, wintry precipitation is possible
beginning Saturday night.  Since this is still a week away, will
continue to monitor this system as it develops and moves closer.


ANDREWS TX                 54  29  62  34  /   0   0   0   0
BIG SPRING TX              56  32  64  35  /   0   0   0   0
CARLSBAD NM                54  27  61  29  /   0   0   0   0
DRYDEN TX                  60  35  67  38  /   0   0   0   0
FORT STOCKTON TX           56  33  65  38  /   0   0   0   0
GUADALUPE PASS TX          50  34  56  37  /   0   0   0   0
HOBBS NM                   53  26  61  30  /   0   0   0   0
MARFA TX                   53  21  62  30  /   0   0   0   0
MIDLAND INTL AIRPORT TX    56  31  65  35  /   0   0   0   0
ODESSA TX                  55  31  63  35  /   0   0   0   0
WINK TX                    56  29  64  33  /   0   0   0   0






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