Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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FXUS64 KHGX 251133
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
633 AM CDT SAT APR 25 2015

.DISCUSSION...
SEE THE MARINE AND THE 12Z AVIATION DISCUSSION BELOW.

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.AVIATION...
THUNDERSTORMS ARE THE MAIN HAZARD THROUGH ABOUT 15Z THIS MORNING.
ISOLATED STRONG STORMS ARE POSSIBLE AND ADDED 25 KNOT GUSTS FOR
THUNDERSTORMS TO KCXO...KIAH...AND KHOU. OTHER THREATS WILL BE
LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL AND HAIL.

VFR CONDITIONS WILL THEN DEVELOP BY MIDDAY AND PERSIST THROUGH
EARLY EVENING. MVFR CONDITIONS DUE MAINLY TO FOG ARE EXPECTED BY
LATE EVENING THROUGH THE OVERNIGHT. THERE IS A CHANCE THAT IFR
CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP.

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.MARINE...
THUNDERSTORMS MAY AFFECT THE MARINE AREAS THROUGH THE LATE MORNING
PERIOD. SUNDAY MAY SEE A BREAK...HOWEVER CAN NOT RULE OUT ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. THUNDERSTORMS MAY BECOME MORE
WIDESPREAD MONDAY AHEAD OF THE NEXT COLD FRONT. MODERATE TO STRONG
OFFSHORE WINDS BEHIND THE FRONTAL PASSAGE EARLY TUESDAY MAY LEAD
TO ADVISORY CONDITIONS TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY.

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&&

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 423 AM CDT SAT APR 25 2015/

DISCUSSION...
THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUE TO FIRE ALONG AN OUTFLOW BOUNDARY THAT
EXTENDS FROM ABOUT CALDWELL TO HONDO TO SOUTH OF DEL RIO. SOME OF
THE STORMS ARE PRODUCING LARGE HAIL AND A FEW OF THESE STORMS WILL
LIKELY HOLD TOGETHER AND APPROACH SE TX LATER THIS MORNING. SEVERE
THUNDERSTORM WATCH 107 HAS BEEN ISSUED THROUGH 10 AM FOR THE
WESTERN EDGE OF SE TX. SE TX LIES IN A 125-130 KNOT RRQ AND THIS
WILL ENHANCE LIFT THROUGH THE MORNING AND THE LATEST SHORT TERM
GUIDANCE SUPPORTS AN EXPANDING AREA OF SHRA/TSRA ACROSS MAINLY
THE CENTRAL/COASTAL COUNTIES THROUGH NOON. STILL EXPECTING SOME
PARTIAL CLEARING FROM WEST TO EAST DURING THE AFTERNOON. HIGH
TEMPS TODAY ARE STRONGLY DEPENDENT ON IF/WHEN SKIES CLEAR AND HOW
WET THE GROUND BECOMES. PARTIAL CLEARING TONIGHT WITH WET GROUNDS
SHOULD YIELD AT LEAST PATCHY FOG ON SUNDAY MORNING. MIN TEMPS WILL
AGAIN BE UNSEASONABLY WARM.

ON SUNDAY...THE FLOW ALOFT REMAINS SW AND STRONG PVA WILL MOVE
ACROSS THE AREA IN THE AFTN. CAN`T RULE OUT GETTING A FEW
SHRA/TSRA SO WILL MAINTAIN 20 POPS. THINGS DETERIORATE QUICKLY
SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY. AN UPPER LEVEL LOW WILL DROP INTO THE
TEXAS PANHANDLE SUNDAY NIGHT AND TRACK EASTWARD ALONG THE RED
RIVER THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT. SE TX WILL LIE IN A 95 KT LFQ ON
MONDAY AFTN WITH CAPE VALUES AOA 2900. LI VALUES ARE PROGGED TO
FALL TO -10 AND HELICITY VALUES WILL INCREASE TO BETWEEN 200-300.
FCST SOUNDINGS BECOME SATURATED WITH PW VALUES EXCEEDING 2.00
INCHES. CURRENTLY THE FCST SOUNDINGS SHOW WEAK CAPPING ON MON
MORNING IN THE 850-700 MB LAYER SO WILL HAVE TO SEE IF THE CAP
ACTUALLY ERODES AS FCST. DYNAMICS ARE IMPRESSIVE SO AT THIS
TIME...FEEL THE CAP WILL ERODE. MONDAY WILL LIKELY BE AN ACTIVE
WEATHER DAY.

A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL CROSS SE TX EARLY TUESDAY WITH MUCH
COOLER TEMPS DEVELOPING. STILL A BIT UNSTABLE ON TUESDAY IN THE
WAKE OF THE FRONT SO WILL CONT TO MENTION SHRAS IN THE WAKE OF THE
FRONT. MIN TEMPS FOR NEXT WEEK WILL FALL INTO THE 50S WITH SFC DEW
PTS IN THE 40S AND HIGH TEMPS WILL ONLY WARM INTO THE LOWER 70S
TUE-THU.

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.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
COLLEGE STATION (CLL)      87  69  87  69  81 /  40  10  20  40  60
HOUSTON (IAH)              88  70  88  71  81 /  60  10  20  30  60
GALVESTON (GLS)            81  74  79  72  79 /  60  10  20  20  50

&&

.HGX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
TX...NONE.
GM...NONE.
&&

$$

DISCUSSION...43
AVIATION/MARINE...40



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