Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Elko NV
202 PM PST Sat Nov 18 2017

.SYNOPSIS...Cool and dry this weekend. Increasing clouds Sunday
night into Monday with temperatures trending warmer. Light
showers are expected across northern NV Monday, with some
lingering showers possible across northern NV into mid-week. Well
above normal temperatures are expected Wednesday and Thursday
with dry conditions across central and most of northern NV.


.SHORT TERM...Tonight through Tuesday. Near-zonal flow aloft today
is allowing some thin cirrus to pass by from west to east. A weak
disturbance will bring increasing and lowering clouds to northern
NV Sunday night, with light showers Monday into Monday night.
Central NV will remain dry during this period. As high pressure
centered south of NV builds northward late Monday into Tuesday
showers will diminish across northern NV, while temperatures trend
higher across the region.

.LONG TERM...Tuesday night through next Saturday. The GFS and EC
remain in fairly good agreement in keeping a ridge entrenched
over the Great basin region next week. The high pressure
associated with the ridge should yield above seasonal temperatures
across much of Nevada. The warmest day look to remain on
Thanksgiving with high over degrees above normal. Later on Friday
a shortwave trough will translate through the region weakening the
ridge and bringing some unsettled weather to Nevada. As of now
this looks to be mainly cloud cover which will lower temperatures
with some showers mainly to the north of Highway 50.


.AVIATION...VFR conditions expected at all terminals for the next
24 hours.





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