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Discussion (21 September 2017)

Southwesterly flow aloft had taken over today with embedded shortwaves moving over the region. This will result in continued rain chances, especially along a dryline which helped trigger convection yesterday. The main issue is placement of the dryline, where yesterday it moved east into the Concho Valley. The setup is very similar today though the HRRR doesnt push the dryline as far east as yesterday. This will mean shower and t-storm development will be likely along a line from Ozona to Sterling City. For the Trans-Pecos area, we could see isolated storms east of a Pecos to Balmorhea line. Storms will dissipate with sunset and we should see a break tomorrow as the dryline mixes out and has little upper level support. Will keep a dry forecast in place for the Concho Valley Friday through Sunday but rain chances will need to stay in place for the Trans-Pecos as theyll set on the far eastern edge of a very strong upper trough. This upper trough will result in likely rain chance and a chance for a heavy rain event and a big cool down. Models are in pretty good agreement with this, so lets hope this continues.

 

Forecast (21 September 2017)

Today: Mostly sunny skies with winds from the south at 5-15 mph. Showers and storms likely. High temperature of 96F.

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

Friday: Partly sunny skies with winds from the south at 5-15 mph. High temperature of 93F. Overnight, mostly clear skies with winds from the south at 5-10 mph. Overnight low 72F.

Saturday: Partly sunny skies with winds from the south at 5-15 mph. High temperature 90F. Overnight, partly cloudy skies with winds the south at 5-10 mph. Overnight low of 73F.

Sunday Morning: Partly sunny skies with winds from the south at 5-10 mph. Morning temperature of 73F.

Extended: Expect rain chances to increase by Sunday night and continue through Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Temperatures will be in the upper 80s Sun/Mon before cooling into the low the mid 80s for Tue/Wed. 

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