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There will be a threat for showers and a few storms east of Highway 281 on Sunday afternoon. A few storms could be strong with gusty winds. Otherwise, it'll be warm with temperatures in the 60s and 70s. Behind the dryline feature, the fire weather threat may increase due to the combination of above normal temperatures, strong winds and low afternoon humidity.
Over the last month, we have had wild swings in daily temperatures. These swings have been impressive, even by Texas standards. In the middle part of December, temperatures were well above normal, followed by an intense cold snap around the New Year. Another stretch of warm weather was then observed, followed by another cold snap. Warm weather in the forecast for the next several days too.
It will be mostly clear and cold tonight with low in the 20s to around 30 degrees. Winds will be southerly at 5 to 10 mph.

 
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Experimental Convective Parameters For North Texas

The National Weather Service in Fort Worth is now offering Experimental Convective Parameters on this website!

The analysis is computed using surface observation data and the latest RUC model for all upper level data.  This is different from the SPC mesoanalysis web page, because no model analysis is used for the surface fields.  This means our analysis is heavily weighted to the latest surface observation. Thus, some small "bulls-eye" type areas may occur if a surface observation is outlying or incorrect.  Bad observations are periodically quality controlled by forecasters and removed.  The advantage to this technique is that our convective parameters will have a higher resolution and be capable of rapid adjustments if the atmosphere is rapidly changing.

The parameters are generated hourly, with the generation process starting around 15 minutes past the hour. The images should be available by 20 past each hour.

We are currently producing the following images:

Thumbnail image showing an example of the convective interest parameter.