Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Midland/Odessa, TX

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FXUS64 KMAF 031134

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
634 AM CDT THU SEP 3 2015


Please see the 12Z aviation discussion below.



VFR conditions will prevail through the forecast period. Southeast
winds could gust to 15-20KT this afternoon, with gusts diminishing
after sunset.


.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 323 AM CDT THU SEP 3 2015/

Upper ridge extending up from Mexico... across TX... into the
Southern Plains states still in control of area wx.  Will have
increasing high clouds drifting over the area as Pacific moisture
gets pulled around the west side of the upper ridge.  An upper
trough will move ashore the NW coast today and dig down into the
Great Basin but will not dislodge the ridge... so warm and dry wx
will continue.

Unseasonably warm temperatures will continue through the weekend
into next week.  Highs mostly in the 90s... lows mainly in the 60s
to lower 70s.  Locations along the Rio Grande may exceed 100 the
next few days.  GFS does show a cold front moving down into the area
next Thursday so some cooler temperatures are possible late next

September is the wettest month of the year at MAF.  However only
had a few showers yesterday over the Guadalupes and west of Van
Horn.  Could see a few showers or storms over the Guadalupes
southward into the Marfa Plateau this afternoon and over the
higher elevations again Friday.  Low rain chances continue into next
week.  The best chance of rain looks to be with the front next Thursday
and Friday.





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