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Discussion (12 April 2017)

Weak ridging aloft has developed over the area this morning which should keep conditions dry for the day. However, a strong upper level system will be approaching from the west which will allow for numerous showers and storms over the Trans-Pecos and western Permian Basin. These storms will likely stay just west of our area until sunset. Tonight, these storms will spread east into our area. As they do so, they are expected to weaken so those further west should see the best shot at rain chances tonight. Ill go with likely rain chances, especially west of a Sterling City to Sonora line. The upper level pattern becomes less active for Thursday and Friday. The latest WRF keeps conditions dry both days, but a few showers cannot be ruled out. Once again, Ill need the support from the high-res models to make sure, but for now, the forecast will remain dry through Friday. The long term models have been less than impressive as of late, therefore it is hard to judge what will go on beyond Friday. However, the upper level pattern will remain unsettled but it just doesnt seem we have all the ingredients for consistent rain chances for this weekend. It appears Sunday night into Monday may be out best shot with rain chances backing off on Tuesday.

Forecast (12 April 2017)

Today: Cloudy skies with winds from the east at 5-10 mph. High temperature of 74F.

Tonight: Cloudy skies with winds from the southeast at 5-10 mph. Showers and storms likely, mainly west of a Sterling City to Sonora line. Overnight low of 62F.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy skies with winds from the south at 5-15 mph. High temperature of 77F. Overnight, cloudy with winds from the southeast at 5-10 mph. Overnight low of 61F.

Friday: Mostly cloudy skies with winds from the south at 5-15 mph. High temperature 80F. Overnight, mostly cloudy skies with winds the south at 5-10 mph. Overnight low of 62F.

Saturday Morning: Partly sunny with winds from the south at 5-15 mph. Morning temperature of 62F.

Extended: Expect dry weather on Saturday with temperatures in the low to mid 80s. We may see rain chances on Sunday with highs in the mid 80s. Rain chances will be more likely to return to the forecast on Monday with possible rain chances continuing into Tuesday. Temperatures Mon/Tue will be in the low to mid 80s.

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