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Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa Texas
427 am CDT Thu Jul 31 2014

Discussion...

There is an upper trough over the eastern conus putting the County Warning Area
under northwest flow aloft. A cold front has recently pushing
through the area and is stalled along the higher terrain. Showers
and thunderstorms are currently moving across southeast New Mexico
as a response to the increase in lift over the region.
Precipitation will continue today mainly to the south and west of
the Pecos River. Temperatures will be much cooler today with the
surface ridge across the area behind the front.

Conditions will be similar on Friday with showers and thunderstorms
across the same areas as the previous day and temperatures about the
same. Locally moderate to heavy rain will be possible in these
areas with a good supply of moisture present. An upper ridge will
begin moving and building over the region during the weekend and the
early part of next week. Convection will be possible across the
higher terrain with instability and upslope flow present. During
the middle part of next week, an upper trough will move over the
Central Plains sending a cold front southward toward the area.
Chances of showers and thunderstorms will increase as a result of
this. Temperatures are expected to remain below normal through the
early part of next week before warming to near normal by mid week.

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Preliminary point temps/pops...
Andrews Texas 86 66 87 66 / 20 20 20 10
Big Spring Texas 85 66 87 67 / 10 10 10 10
Carlsbad nm 86 68 83 66 / 20 30 30 30
Dryden Texas 92 75 91 75 / 30 30 30 30
Fort Stockton Texas 87 69 86 69 / 30 30 30 20
Guadalupe Pass Texas 81 61 75 62 / 40 50 50 60
Hobbs nm 84 64 82 64 / 20 30 30 20
Marfa Texas 84 64 78 62 / 60 40 60 50
Midland International Airport Texas 87 67 88 67 / 20 20 20 10
Odessa Texas 87 67 88 67 / 20 20 20 10
Wink Texas 91 70 87 70 / 20 20 30 20

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Maf watches/warnings/advisories...
nm...none.
Texas...none.

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