EWX Mesoscale Discussion

AllSky_LAP ML CAPE Forecast as of 1930z

19z Surface analysis shows the nearly stationary effective dryline boundary draped SW to NE across the CWA from roughly Del Rio through Briggs, TX. This boundary continues to play epicenter for semi-discrete super-cellular development this afternoon, with additional cold pool driven activity likely to form over the next few hours, especially as a back door cold front begins to slide southward through south-central TX. Latest AllSkyLAP CAPE analysis shows destabilization continues southeast of the dryline, with ML CAPE values nearing 3000 J/KG in and around San Antonio as of 19z. TPW values also remain relatively high southeast of the boundary, with 1.5 to 1.75 inch readings common place. Mid to upper-level kinematics remain favorable for some supercellular structures, so we’ll continue to¬† keep large hail, damaging winds, and an isolated tornado threat in the forecast. Best chance for seeing a tornado (even with relatively week 0-1km shear values) will likely be through 7pm tonight in a cells that can remain discrete for awhile. Flash flooding concerns will continue thanks to the abnormally high PWAT values, especially in areas that see several rounds of convection this afternoon and evening.

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