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Discussion (17 July 2017)

Upper level ridging aloft to our west will put West Texas under northerly flow aloft. This will advect cooler air into our upper levels this afternoon and evening enhancing instability. Meanwhile, at the surface, a warm and moist airmass will take over across the southern edge of the WTWMA target area. This will be the focal point for shower and storm activity today and tomorrow as the upper level pattern changes very little. Both the HRRR and WRF develop storms across Schleicher, Sutton and Crockett Counties this afternoon. Isolated showers are expected by 1PM with more widespread development by 3 or 4PM. I will add likely rain chances for areas south of highway 67, but coverage and intensity will be limited. The rest of the Concho Valley and Trans-Pecos could see isolated showers, but nothing worth noting in the forecast due to the isolated nature of showers and how short lived they are expected to be. The WRF and GFS keep things quiet tomorrow, but the ECWMF shows a small chance for additional storms in the WTWMAs southern target area. I will keep slight rain chances in the forecast for tomorrow. The Concho Valley will dry up Wednesday through the weekend while the Trans-Pecos could see isolated storms chances starting Thursday night and going through the weekend.

Forecast (17 July 2017)

Today: Mostly sunny skies with winds from the east at 5-10 mph. Showers and storms likely, mainly south of highway 67. High temperature of 98F.

Tonight: Mostly clear skies with winds from the southeast at 5-10 mph. Overnight low of 73F.    

Tuesday: Partly sunny skies with winds from the south at 5-10 mph.  Slight chance of showers and storms. High temperature of 95F. Overnight, clear skies with winds from the south at 5-10 mph. Overnight low 72F.

Wednesday: Sunny skies with winds from the south at 5-10 mph. High temperature 96F. Overnight, clear skies with winds the south at 5-10 mph.  Overnight low of 73F.

Thursday Morning: Sunny skies with winds from the east at 5-10 mph. Morning temperature of 73F.

Extended: Expect hot and dry weather Thursday through Sunday with highs in the upper 90s.

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