Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Bismarck ND
156 PM CDT Fri Sep 22 2017

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Saturday)
Issued at 139 PM CDT Fri Sep 22 2017

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue through the
evening hours for most of western and central North Dakota. Later
tonight precipitation shifts south and east as the surface trough
swings into Minnesota. With ample elevated instability, shear and
a low freezing level, several storms could produce marginally
severe hail this afternoon and evening. A very cool night is in
store with northerly winds and temperatures in the 30s and low
40s for most.


.LONG TERM...(Saturday night through Friday)
Issued at 139 PM CDT Fri Sep 22 2017

The main focus for the Long term will be cooler temperatures with
a good chance for showers Saturday and Sunday. The cool weather
will last at least through next Tuesday. Highs during this period
will be in the 50s and lows in the mid 30s to mid 40s. There could
be some patchy frost during this period. Chances for showers will
continue through Tuesday until the upper trough finally moves
through. Then moderating temperatures at least into the 60s are
expected with mainly dry weather for Wednesday and Thursday.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Saturday afternoon)
Issued at 139 PM CDT Fri Sep 22 2017

MVFR conditions are expected with low stratus and rain showers.
Scattered thunderstorms are possible through the evening hours.
IFR conditions in low clouds are possible at KJMS tonight.

&&

.BIS WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NONE.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM...AJ
LONG TERM...AJ
AVIATION...AJ


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