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Scattered Thunderstorms Across the Eastern U.S. Today; Risk for Some Severe Thunderstorms and Flash Flooding

A cold front moving through the eastern U.S. will bring thunderstorms and heavy rainfall to that part of the country today, with localized flash flooding possible from the Northeast to the Deep South. Severe thunderstorms are possible across the Northeast and northern Mid-Atlantic. Out west, windy, dry conditions are keeping fire weather threats elevated. Read More >

A cold front will move through all of North and Central Texas today, resulting in mostly cloudy and cooler weather with scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms. Any storms that develop will be capable of heavy rainfall and lightning. Highs today will range from the lower 60s in the northwest to the middle 80s in the southeast. A north wind will develop behind the cold front between 10 and 20 mph along with some higher gusts.
Tonight (Wednesday night) will be mostly cloudy and much cooler with a few lingering showers. Overnight lows will range from the lower 50s in the northwest to the middle 60s in the southeast.
A gradual warm up is expected as we head into early October.There will be low shower chances generally Saturday through Tuesday. An isolated thunderstorm can't be ruled out. Highs will be in the lower and middle 80s with lows from the middle 60s to the lower 70s.

 
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Soaring Forecast


THIS FORECAST IS FOR THE DALLAS - FORT WORTH AREA. 

SOARING FORECAST FOR DFW           DATE... 09/26/18...12Z

THERMAL INDEX....MINUS SIGN INDICATES INSTABILITY
       3000 FT MSL........ 7.0
       5000 FT MSL........ 9.0
       6000 FT MSL........ 9.0
      10000 FT MSL........ 14.5
      15000 FT MSL........ 21.5

HEIGHT OF THE -3 INDEX.... 600 FT MSL
TOP OF THE LIFT........... 700 FT MSL
DFW MAX TEMPERATURE....... 71 DEGREES F
FIRST USEABLE LIFT........ 86 DEGREES F
MAXIMUM LIFT.............. 61 FT/MIN

UPPER LEVEL WINDS
          SURFACE......... 050 DEGREES AT 15 KNOTS
          2000 FT MSL..... 035 DEGREES AT 23 KNOTS
          3000 FT MSL..... 070 DEGREES AT 09 KNOTS
          4000 FT MSL..... 165 DEGREES AT 02 KNOTS
          5000 FT MSL..... 205 DEGREES AT 11 KNOTS
          6000 FT MSL..... 215 DEGREES AT 11 KNOTS
          7000 FT MSL..... 200 DEGREES AT 13 KNOTS
          8000 FT MSL..... 205 DEGREES AT 11 KNOTS
          9000 FT MSL..... 210 DEGREES AT 11 KNOTS
          12000 FT MSL.... 210 DEGREES AT 08 KNOTS
          13000 FT MSL.... 195 DEGREES AT 03 KNOTS
          14000 FT MSL.... 215 DEGREES AT 09 KNOTS
          16000 FT MSL.... 215 DEGREES AT 13 KNOTS
          20000 FT MSL.... 200 DEGREES AT 18 KNOTS
          25000 FT MSL.... 245 DEGREES AT 26 KNOTS


IT IS EMPHASIZED...THIS SOARING FORECAST INFORMATION IS VALID
ONLY FOR THE RAOB SITE AREA AND FREQUENTLY WILL NOT APPLY
TO OTHER AREAS IN THE STATE.

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THIS FORECAST IS FOR THE AMARILLO - PANHANDLE REGION. 

SOARING FORECAST FOR AMA           DATE... 09/26/18...12Z

THERMAL INDEX....MINUS SIGN INDICATES INSTABILITY
       3000 FT MSL........ -6.0
       5000 FT MSL........ -3.0
       6000 FT MSL........ -0.5
      10000 FT MSL........ 7.5
      15000 FT MSL........ 12.5

HEIGHT OF THE -3 INDEX.... 5000 FT MSL
TOP OF THE LIFT........... 6500 FT MSL
AMA MAX TEMPERATURE....... 63 DEGREES F
FIRST USEABLE LIFT........ 67 DEGREES F
MAXIMUM LIFT.............. 213 FT/MIN

UPPER LEVEL WINDS
          SURFACE......... 090 DEGREES AT 07 KNOTS
          6000 FT MSL..... 055 DEGREES AT 33 KNOTS
          7000 FT MSL..... 060 DEGREES AT 27 KNOTS
          8000 FT MSL..... 065 DEGREES AT 17 KNOTS
          9000 FT MSL..... 140 DEGREES AT 04 KNOTS
          11000 FT MSL.... 255 DEGREES AT 01 KNOTS
          12000 FT MSL.... 330 DEGREES AT 06 KNOTS
          14000 FT MSL.... 340 DEGREES AT 11 KNOTS
          15000 FT MSL.... 295 DEGREES AT 16 KNOTS
          16000 FT MSL.... 295 DEGREES AT 18 KNOTS
          17000 FT MSL.... 305 DEGREES AT 24 KNOTS
          18000 FT MSL.... 270 DEGREES AT 30 KNOTS
          19000 FT MSL.... 270 DEGREES AT 36 KNOTS
          20000 FT MSL.... 265 DEGREES AT 36 KNOTS
          22000 FT MSL.... 240 DEGREES AT 38 KNOTS
          25000 FT MSL.... 240 DEGREES AT 50 KNOTS
          26000 FT MSL.... 240 DEGREES AT 56 KNOTS


IT IS EMPHASIZED...THIS SOARING FORECAST INFORMATION IS VALID
ONLY FOR THE RAOB SITE AREA AND FREQUENTLY WILL NOT APPLY
TO OTHER AREAS IN THE STATE.

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THIS FORECAST IS FOR THE MIDLAND - WEST TEXAS REGION. 

SOARING FORECAST FOR MAF           DATE... 09/26/18...12Z

THERMAL INDEX....MINUS SIGN INDICATES INSTABILITY
       3000 FT MSL........ 1.0
       5000 FT MSL........ 5.0
       6000 FT MSL........ 8.0
      10000 FT MSL........ 13.0
      15000 FT MSL........ 19.0

HEIGHT OF THE -3 INDEX.... 2700 FT MSL
TOP OF THE LIFT........... 2700 FT MSL
MAF MAX TEMPERATURE....... 60 DEGREES F
FIRST USEABLE LIFT........ 78 DEGREES F
MAXIMUM LIFT.............. 57 FT/MIN

UPPER LEVEL WINDS
          SURFACE......... 025 DEGREES AT 15 KNOTS
          4000 FT MSL..... 035 DEGREES AT 34 KNOTS
          6000 FT MSL..... 045 DEGREES AT 11 KNOTS
          7000 FT MSL..... 170 DEGREES AT 15 KNOTS
          8000 FT MSL..... 170 DEGREES AT 20 KNOTS
          9000 FT MSL..... 170 DEGREES AT 22 KNOTS
          12000 FT MSL.... 205 DEGREES AT 14 KNOTS
          14000 FT MSL.... 220 DEGREES AT 10 KNOTS
          15000 FT MSL.... 275 DEGREES AT 21 KNOTS
          16000 FT MSL.... 275 DEGREES AT 28 KNOTS
          20000 FT MSL.... 285 DEGREES AT 38 KNOTS
          25000 FT MSL.... 280 DEGREES AT 30 KNOTS
          29000 FT MSL.... 275 DEGREES AT 26 KNOTS
          20000 FT MSL.... 265 DEGREES AT 36 KNOTS
          22000 FT MSL.... 240 DEGREES AT 38 KNOTS
          25000 FT MSL.... 240 DEGREES AT 50 KNOTS
          26000 FT MSL.... 240 DEGREES AT 56 KNOTS


IT IS EMPHASIZED...THIS SOARING FORECAST INFORMATION IS VALID
ONLY FOR THE RAOB SITE AREA AND FREQUENTLY WILL NOT APPLY
TO OTHER AREAS IN THE STATE.

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THIS FORECAST IS FOR THE SHREVEPORT - EAST TEXAS REGION. 

SOARING FORECAST FOR SHV           DATE... 09/26/18...12Z

THERMAL INDEX....MINUS SIGN INDICATES INSTABILITY
       3000 FT MSL........ 14.0
       5000 FT MSL........ 15.5
       6000 FT MSL........ 16.5
      10000 FT MSL........ 19.5
      15000 FT MSL........ 28.0

HEIGHT OF THE -3 INDEX.... 200 FT MSL
TOP OF THE LIFT........... 200 FT MSL
SHV MAX TEMPERATURE....... 60 DEGREES F
FIRST USEABLE LIFT........ 87 DEGREES F
MAXIMUM LIFT.............. 55 FT/MIN

UPPER LEVEL WINDS
          SURFACE......... 000 DEGREES AT 00 KNOTS
          1000 FT MSL..... 240 DEGREES AT 17 KNOTS
          2000 FT MSL..... 250 DEGREES AT 12 KNOTS
          3000 FT MSL..... 255 DEGREES AT 08 KNOTS
          4000 FT MSL..... 275 DEGREES AT 06 KNOTS
          6000 FT MSL..... 235 DEGREES AT 05 KNOTS
          7000 FT MSL..... 210 DEGREES AT 03 KNOTS
          8000 FT MSL..... 235 DEGREES AT 06 KNOTS
          9000 FT MSL..... 230 DEGREES AT 11 KNOTS
          11000 FT MSL.... 250 DEGREES AT 20 KNOTS
          12000 FT MSL.... 245 DEGREES AT 17 KNOTS
          13000 FT MSL.... 220 DEGREES AT 14 KNOTS
          14000 FT MSL.... 250 DEGREES AT 10 KNOTS
          15000 FT MSL.... 245 DEGREES AT 08 KNOTS
          16000 FT MSL.... 235 DEGREES AT 14 KNOTS
          17000 FT MSL.... 225 DEGREES AT 19 KNOTS
          20000 FT MSL.... 220 DEGREES AT 24 KNOTS
          22000 FT MSL.... 220 DEGREES AT 29 KNOTS
          23000 FT MSL.... 230 DEGREES AT 31 KNOTS
          24000 FT MSL.... 250 DEGREES AT 33 KNOTS
          25000 FT MSL.... 250 DEGREES AT 33 KNOTS
          27000 FT MSL.... 230 DEGREES AT 30 KNOTS


IT IS EMPHASIZED...THIS SOARING FORECAST INFORMATION IS VALID
ONLY FOR THE RAOB SITE AREA AND FREQUENTLY WILL NOT APPLY
TO OTHER AREAS IN THE STATE.

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THIS FORECAST IS FOR THE BROWNSVILLE - DEEP SOUTH TEXAS REGION. 

SOARING FORECAST FOR BRO           DATE... 09/26/18...12Z

THERMAL INDEX....MINUS SIGN INDICATES INSTABILITY
       3000 FT MSL........ -1.5
       5000 FT MSL........ 1.5
       6000 FT MSL........ 3.5
      10000 FT MSL........ 8.5
      15000 FT MSL........ 13.0

HEIGHT OF THE -3 INDEX.... 2300 FT MSL
TOP OF THE LIFT........... 4100 FT MSL
BRO MAX TEMPERATURE....... 91 DEGREES F
FIRST USEABLE LIFT........ 90 DEGREES F
MAXIMUM LIFT.............. 252 FT/MIN

UPPER LEVEL WINDS
          SURFACE......... 170 DEGREES AT 06 KNOTS
          1000 FT MSL..... 155 DEGREES AT 23 KNOTS
          2000 FT MSL..... 165 DEGREES AT 23 KNOTS
          3000 FT MSL..... 170 DEGREES AT 25 KNOTS
          4000 FT MSL..... 170 DEGREES AT 27 KNOTS
          6000 FT MSL..... 170 DEGREES AT 25 KNOTS
          7000 FT MSL..... 180 DEGREES AT 23 KNOTS
          8000 FT MSL..... 160 DEGREES AT 14 KNOTS
          9000 FT MSL..... 165 DEGREES AT 11 KNOTS
          11000 FT MSL.... 140 DEGREES AT 12 KNOTS
          12000 FT MSL.... 170 DEGREES AT 07 KNOTS
          14000 FT MSL.... 155 DEGREES AT 09 KNOTS
          16000 FT MSL.... 145 DEGREES AT 06 KNOTS
          20000 FT MSL.... 080 DEGREES AT 08 KNOTS
          24000 FT MSL.... 090 DEGREES AT 01 KNOTS
          25000 FT MSL.... 085 DEGREES AT 08 KNOTS
          28000 FT MSL.... 030 DEGREES AT 13 KNOTS
          22000 FT MSL.... 220 DEGREES AT 29 KNOTS
          23000 FT MSL.... 230 DEGREES AT 31 KNOTS
          24000 FT MSL.... 250 DEGREES AT 33 KNOTS
          25000 FT MSL.... 250 DEGREES AT 33 KNOTS
          27000 FT MSL.... 230 DEGREES AT 30 KNOTS


IT IS EMPHASIZED...THIS SOARING FORECAST INFORMATION IS VALID
ONLY FOR THE RAOB SITE AREA AND FREQUENTLY WILL NOT APPLY
TO OTHER AREAS IN THE STATE.

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THIS FORECAST IS FOR THE CORPUS CHRISTI - MID-TEXAS GULF COAST REGION. 

SOARING FORECAST FOR CRP           DATE... 09/26/18...12Z

THERMAL INDEX....MINUS SIGN INDICATES INSTABILITY
       3000 FT MSL........ -1.5
       5000 FT MSL........ 1.5
       6000 FT MSL........ 3.0
      10000 FT MSL........ 7.5
      15000 FT MSL........ 13.0

HEIGHT OF THE -3 INDEX.... 1500 FT MSL
TOP OF THE LIFT........... 3900 FT MSL
CRP MAX TEMPERATURE....... 90 DEGREES F
FIRST USEABLE LIFT........ 90 DEGREES F
MAXIMUM LIFT.............. 242 FT/MIN

UPPER LEVEL WINDS
          SURFACE......... 175 DEGREES AT 03 KNOTS
          1000 FT MSL..... 180 DEGREES AT 17 KNOTS
          2000 FT MSL..... 175 DEGREES AT 21 KNOTS
          3000 FT MSL..... 180 DEGREES AT 23 KNOTS
          4000 FT MSL..... 180 DEGREES AT 24 KNOTS
          5000 FT MSL..... 190 DEGREES AT 23 KNOTS
          6000 FT MSL..... 180 DEGREES AT 20 KNOTS
          7000 FT MSL..... 175 DEGREES AT 18 KNOTS
          8000 FT MSL..... 170 DEGREES AT 18 KNOTS
          9000 FT MSL..... 170 DEGREES AT 16 KNOTS
          10000 FT MSL.... 170 DEGREES AT 14 KNOTS
          12000 FT MSL.... 180 DEGREES AT 13 KNOTS
          13000 FT MSL.... 195 DEGREES AT 12 KNOTS
          14000 FT MSL.... 195 DEGREES AT 12 KNOTS
          15000 FT MSL.... 215 DEGREES AT 13 KNOTS
          16000 FT MSL.... 210 DEGREES AT 15 KNOTS
          17000 FT MSL.... 215 DEGREES AT 16 KNOTS
          18000 FT MSL.... 190 DEGREES AT 16 KNOTS
          20000 FT MSL.... 180 DEGREES AT 08 KNOTS
          21000 FT MSL.... 175 DEGREES AT 10 KNOTS
          25000 FT MSL.... 205 DEGREES AT 05 KNOTS
          27000 FT MSL.... 230 DEGREES AT 30 KNOTS


IT IS EMPHASIZED...THIS SOARING FORECAST INFORMATION IS VALID
ONLY FOR THE RAOB SITE AREA AND FREQUENTLY WILL NOT APPLY
TO OTHER AREAS IN THE STATE.

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THIS FORECAST IS FOR THE DEL RIO - BIG BEND/EWARDS PLATEAU REGION. 

SOARING FORECAST FOR DRT           DATE... 09/26/18...12Z

THERMAL INDEX....MINUS SIGN INDICATES INSTABILITY
       3000 FT MSL........ 0.5
       5000 FT MSL........ 3.5
       6000 FT MSL........ 4.0
      10000 FT MSL........ 6.5
      15000 FT MSL........ 13.0

HEIGHT OF THE -3 INDEX.... 2300 FT MSL
TOP OF THE LIFT........... 2900 FT MSL
DRT MAX TEMPERATURE....... 85 DEGREES F
FIRST USEABLE LIFT........ 92 DEGREES F
MAXIMUM LIFT.............. 146 FT/MIN

UPPER LEVEL WINDS
          SURFACE......... 105 DEGREES AT 07 KNOTS
          2000 FT MSL..... 145 DEGREES AT 22 KNOTS
          3000 FT MSL..... 165 DEGREES AT 19 KNOTS
          4000 FT MSL..... 140 DEGREES AT 16 KNOTS
          5000 FT MSL..... 160 DEGREES AT 12 KNOTS
          6000 FT MSL..... 155 DEGREES AT 13 KNOTS
          7000 FT MSL..... 155 DEGREES AT 14 KNOTS
          8000 FT MSL..... 175 DEGREES AT 15 KNOTS
          9000 FT MSL..... 185 DEGREES AT 15 KNOTS
          12000 FT MSL.... 305 DEGREES AT 03 KNOTS
          14000 FT MSL.... 355 DEGREES AT 19 KNOTS
          15000 FT MSL.... 350 DEGREES AT 30 KNOTS
          16000 FT MSL.... 350 DEGREES AT 26 KNOTS
          17000 FT MSL.... 345 DEGREES AT 19 KNOTS
          18000 FT MSL.... 305 DEGREES AT 09 KNOTS
          19000 FT MSL.... 240 DEGREES AT 10 KNOTS
          20000 FT MSL.... 250 DEGREES AT 11 KNOTS
          22000 FT MSL.... 275 DEGREES AT 12 KNOTS
          24000 FT MSL.... 265 DEGREES AT 13 KNOTS
          25000 FT MSL.... 280 DEGREES AT 12 KNOTS
          27000 FT MSL.... 255 DEGREES AT 14 KNOTS
          28000 FT MSL.... 265 DEGREES AT 13 KNOTS


IT IS EMPHASIZED...THIS SOARING FORECAST INFORMATION IS VALID
ONLY FOR THE RAOB SITE AREA AND FREQUENTLY WILL NOT APPLY
TO OTHER AREAS IN THE STATE.

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