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SHORT RANGE FORECAST DISCUSSION
NWS WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK MD
342 PM EDT MON MAR 27 2017

VALID 00Z TUE MAR 28 2017 - 00Z THU MAR 30 2017

...ACTIVE WEATHER PATTERN ACROSS THE SOUTHERN TIER STATES WITH
SEVERE WEATHER AND HEAVY RAINFALL POSSIBLE...

A STORMY WEATHER PATTERN IS EXPECTED ACROSS MUCH OF THE CENTRAL
AND SOUTHERN PLAINS GOING INTO THE MIDDLE OF THE WORK WEEK.  WITH
A CLOSED UPPER LEVEL LOW TRACKING EASTWARD FROM THE SOUTHERN
ROCKIES TO THE CENTRAL PLAINS, ALONG WITH AN OCCLUDED SURFACE LOW,
EXPECT SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM COVERAGE TO SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE
ACROSS TEXAS, OKLAHOMA, AND KANSAS BY LATE TUESDAY AND ESPECIALLY
INTO EARLY WEDNESDAY.  SEVERE WEATHER AND HEAVY RAINFALL ARE
LIKELY WITH SOME OF THE THUNDERSTORMS THAT DEVELOP, AND FLASH
FLOODING WILL BE POSSIBLE WHERE STORMS REPEATEDLY FORM OVER THE
SAME AREAS.

TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO BE ABOVE SEASONAL AVERAGES ACROSS
MUCH OF THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN U.S. AHEAD OF THE LOW PRESSURE
SYSTEM OVER THE PLAINS.  IT WILL ALSO BE RATHER HUMID FOR THIS
TIME OF THE YEAR FROM TEXAS TO THE DEEP SOUTH, AND SOME OVERNIGHT
LOWS NEAR THE GULF COAST MAY REMAIN AT OR ABOVE 70 DEGREES.
COOLER THAN AVERAGE TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED NEAR THE UPPER LOW
ACROSS THE FOUR-CORNERS REGION, WITH SIGNIFICANT SNOWFALL LIKELY
FOR THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF UTAH, COLORADO, AND WYOMING.  IT WILL
ALSO REMAIN COLDER THAN NORMAL FOR MUCH OF NEW ENGLAND, WHICH
SHOULD REMAIN NORTH OF THE FRONTAL BOUNDARY.

ELSEWHERE ACROSS THE CONTINENTAL U.S., EXPECT ADDITIONAL RAIN AND
MOUNTAIN SNOW TO RETURN TO THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST AS A PACIFIC
FRONT MAKES ITS WAY INLAND.  WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED
TO CONTINUE FOR THE FLORIDA PENINSULA THROUGH MID-WEEK.

D. HAMRICK


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