FXUS64 KSHV 230439

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Shreveport LA
1139 PM CDT Tue Aug 22 2017

Scattered showers and thunderstorms well northwest of ktxk have
been maintained by a nearby cold frontal boundary for the majority
of the evening, but has since showed signs of oozing southeast to
across northern McCurtain county. Short term and high-res computer
models hint at this activity struggling to make southward
progress, hence remaining north of ktxk, but a VCSH mention for
the said terminal is not unreasonable. The frontal boundary is
expected to continue its slow southeastward movement overnight
through tomorrow which will veer the light southerly/variable
winds to the north-northeast at 4-7 kts. Tomorrow's daytime
heating coupled with a lingering boundary and moist low
atmospheric levels, will result in -SHRA/-TSRA, though latest
model runs do not keep the convection confined to the boundary. It
is shown to become isolated-scattered in nature, making it
difficult to pin-point terminal impingement. Confidence is high
enough to insert a TEMPO group for -TSRA at keld and ktxk where
the convection may hold together, but break apart as it progresses
southward. Elsewhere, a VCTS during the afternoon-early evening
hours seem reasonable. Otherwise, SKC-FEW VFR CIGS late tonight
will become SCT-BKN by tomorrow afternoon.


.PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 1006 PM CDT Tue Aug 22 2017/

Scattered convection continues to shift south ahead of a slow
moving cold front draped across central AR/OK. This trend should
continue into the overnight hours as the front pushes into our
northern zones. Diurnal convection farther south has long since
dissipated so the current POP forecast looks to be on track for
the overnight hours. The only change was to adjust cloud cover as
convective debris is pushing farther south than anticipated at
this point in the evening. Otherwise, will let the remainder of
the forecast ride for now. Updated text products will be out


PREV DISCUSSION... /issued 342 PM CDT Tue Aug 22 2017/

Cold front draped across nrn AR/OK, associated with the upper
trof over SE Canada, continues to make its way swd this aftn.
Line of storms has developed along a swd-moving outflow boundary,
ahead of the cold front. Outflow storms will likely dissipate
with the loss of daytime heating this evening, but additional
storms will be possible as the front moves swd into our region
tonight/Wed. Front will move s of the region by Thursday, leaving
us with only slight chances for aftn convection for the latter
half of the work week. Cold front will bring cooler temps to the
region, only topping out in the 80s for Thursday/Friday.

Big story of the fcst for the next few days will be what happens
with the remnants of Harvey, which are currently over the Yucatan
Peninsula of Mexico. The remnants are fcst to move into the srn
Gulf of Mexico Wednesday and continue nnwwd onto the TX Coastal
Bend. Much uncertainty with the track of Harvey. Models have
adjusted the track nwd each run for at least the last 24 hours of
runs. Latest GFS/Euro/Canadian runs have the storm stalling/wobbling
just onshore /or even back into open waters/ before making an ewd
push along the TX coast. This is new to the most recent model
runs, so it will be interesting to see what happens in future
runs. Additional upper air soundings will be incorporated into the
models beginning with the 18Z runs today, so hopefully some
improved run-to-run consistency will be realized over the next
couple of days. Our very best first guess of what Harvey will mean
to our region places us seeing two to four inches of rainfall
areawide, with isolated higher amounts likely, beginning Saturday
and continuing through midweek next week. PoP/QPF grids lean to
the conservative side of things, considering that we are four or
five days out from these impacts. One thing is certain, one can
expect a lot of adjustments to the forecast over the next several
days. /12/


SHV 76 93 72 88 / 20 40 30 20
MLU 75 90 70 85 / 10 40 30 20
DEQ 73 86 66 85 / 50 40 20 10
TXK 74 87 68 85 / 30 40 30 10
ELD 74 87 68 85 / 20 40 20 10
TYR 75 91 73 87 / 20 40 30 20
GGG 75 92 72 88 / 20 40 30 20
LFK 75 94 74 89 / 10 40 30 30




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