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National Weather Service Midland/Odessa Texas
141 PM CDT Sat Oct 1 2016

Discussion...
in the upper levels have a strong low over Ohio with another one along
the Washington coast... in between have a weak ridge over the area. As the
coastal low moves inland this week it will flatten out the ridge
with the trough passing over the Panhandle by Friday.

Today is Oct 1... normal highs for this time of year in the Permian
Basin are 82. Expect highs about 5 degrees or more above normal
through mid week before another cold front is expected to blow
through Thursday. Friday will be cooler with highs mainly in the
70s.

A few storms are possible this afternoon across the south and
satellite shows enhanced cumulus has developed. Models continue to
develop a little qpf tonight over Brewster so added mention of
isolated storms. Best chance of rain looks to be Monday night and
Tuesday... otherwise looks like a pretty dry week.

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Preliminary point temps/pops...
Big Spring 60 87 62 87 / 0 0 0 0
Carlsbad 56 88 58 88 / 0 0 0 10
Dryden 64 87 64 90 / 10 10 0 10
Fort Stockton 62 88 64 89 / 10 0 0 10
Guadalupe Pass 58 81 61 81 / 0 0 0 10
Hobbs 55 85 58 85 / 0 0 0 10
Marfa 52 83 52 83 / 10 10 0 10
Midland Intl Airport 61 87 62 88 / 0 0 0 10
Odessa 61 86 63 87 / 0 0 0 10
Wink 59 90 62 90 / 0 0 0 10

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