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FXUS63 KABR 181931

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Aberdeen SD
231 PM CDT Tue Oct 18 2016

.SHORT TERM...(This Evening through Thursday Night)
Issued at 230 PM CDT TUE OCT 18 2016

A surface cold front currently over southern ND will gradually
sinking southward across this CWA tonight. This front, along with a
broad upper level trough should bring slightly below normal
temperatures to the area through the short term portion of the

A weak shortwave will track southeast across the region late
Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday night. There is decent LLM
associated with this system which should result in light rain over
central SD. While temperatures may drop into the lower 30s, thermal
profiles suggest an all liquid event.

.LONG TERM...(Friday through Tuesday)
Issued at 230 PM CDT TUE OCT 18 2016

Mid level ridging will be dominant over the area through much of the
long term period. The ridge does begin to break down at the very
tail end of the extended as a shortwave trough tracks across the
Northern Plains on Tuesday.

A surface front will be just west of the CWA when the period begins,
and will track across the CWA Friday into Friday evening. A few
models indicate there could be some light rain showers with the
front, but the majority do not, and with no upper level support in
place, will leave that time period dry. The remainder of the period
that will be influenced by the mid level ridge looks to be dry as
well. A low pressure system will track across the Central Plains on
Tuesday, and with the aforementioned shortwave also moving through,
will see a better chance for some rain showers Tuesday into Tuesday

Generally looking at above normal temperatures through the period,
with highs in the upper 50s to upper 60s. Overnight lows will be in
the mid 30s to lower 40s.


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Wednesday Afternoon)
Issued at 1223 PM CDT TUE OCT 18 2016

VFR conditions will prevail across the area through the TAF




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