Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service North Platte NE
218 PM CDT Fri Jun 23 2017

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Saturday)
Issued at 218 PM CDT Fri Jun 23 2017

Northwest flow aloft has helped produce stratocumulus this
afternoon across north central and central Nebraska, while some
cloudiness remained across southwest Nebraska. Skies will quickly
clear with clear skies this evening. Some mid clouds will move
back into the west and southwest late tonight for a partly to
mostly cloudy sky. With surface high pressure over the region
tonight and a relatively cool and dry atmosphere, low tonight will
be quite cool ranging in the low to mid 40s. Even a few readings
in the upper 30s are forecast in the river valley in the western
sandhills. On Saturday, increased cloudiness will linger across
southwestern areas, while to the northeast, mostly sunny skies.
Highs will range in the mid 70s with breezy conditions across the
north central, and light west to southwest winds in the southwest.

.LONG TERM...(Saturday night through Friday)
Issued at 218 PM CDT Fri Jun 23 2017

On Sunday and Monday, a broad trough will persist across the
Great Lakes Region and Midwest with upper ridging along the west
coast moving east into the northern Great Basin. Cool surface
high pressure will remain over the Northern and Central Plains
Sunday. The upper flow will remain northwesterly with a mix of sun
and clouds with temperatures warming back up into the low to mid
80s southwest and upper 70s northeast by Monday.

There remains a chance for showers Sunday afternoon and evening
near and south of I80, then for central areas late Sunday night
and Monday.

The upper ridge flattens out to near zonal Tuesday as an upper
trough digs into the Pacific Northwest. Good moisture return with
dewpoints rising into the lower 60s along with increasing
instability and strong deep layer shear will be supportive of at
least some strong thunderstorms Tuesday late afternoon into
Tuesday evening. Thunderstorms chances remain Wednesday through
Thursday across portions of the forecast area as the upper trough
advances into the Northern and Central Plains. Highs return to
the 80s to around 90.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Saturday afternoon)
Issued at 1230 PM CDT Fri Jun 23 2017

VFR will continue all areas through tonight. Some lower
SCT to BKN ceilings of stratocumulus clouds are located across
northern Nebraka, but these remain above MVFR criteria. Gusty
northwest surface winds all areas today, and Saturday will be
confined to northern Nebraska.


&&

.LBF WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
None.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM...Roberg
LONG TERM...Roberg
AVIATION...Taylor



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