Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Wichita, KS

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AFDICT

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Wichita KS
1049 PM CDT Sun Oct 22 2017

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Wednesday night)
Issued at 331 PM CDT Sun Oct 22 2017

Tonight-Monday:
Cold front will move through central KS before sunrise and across
the entire forecast area by midday. Temperatures will warm due to
mixing in central KS in the predawn hours behind the front.
Temperatures tomorrow will be close to those today at most
locations given lack of strong cold air advection. Winds will
likely flirt with advisory criteria in central KS during the day.

Monday night-Wednesday:
Northwest winds will keep temperatures at or above 40 so no frost
anticipated Monday night. Some potential however for Tuesday night
in Southeast KS where winds will be lighter with temperatures
around 37. Downslope flow should allow nice rebound in
temperatures across the western half on Wednesday. -Howerton

.LONG TERM...(Thursday through Sunday)
Issued at 331 PM CDT Sun Oct 22 2017

Next front moves through on Thursday with falling daytime
temperatures and winds again approaching advisory criteria. This
will bring the first real taste of fall to the area, dropping
highs to around 50 on Friday, with modest warmup through the
remainder of the forecast. Latest ECMWF/GFS have continued the
recent trend of a drier frontal passage and consensus was to drop
precipitation chances during this period. -Howerton

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Monday night)
Issued at 1043 PM CDT Sun Oct 22 2017

Aviation concern remain change in wind direction and speed
associated with cold front passage.

Cold front is still expected to move through during the day Mon.
Should move through KRSL and 12z and KICT around 15z. Winds will
flip around to the nw after the front pushes through. In addition,
they will increase to around 30 mph with gusts to around 40 mph
with these higher speeds most likely along and west of I-135. They
should start to decrease near sunset Mon. Confidence remains high
that VFR condition will remain in place through the next 24 hours.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Wichita-KICT    46  70  45  62 /   0   0   0   0
Hutchinson      46  69  43  62 /   0   0   0   0
Newton          46  69  43  60 /   0   0   0   0
ElDorado        45  69  44  61 /   0   0   0   0
Winfield-KWLD   45  70  44  62 /   0   0   0   0
Russell         47  68  41  62 /   0   0   0   0
Great Bend      47  68  41  63 /   0   0   0   0
Salina          47  69  44  62 /   0   0   0   0
McPherson       46  69  43  61 /   0   0   0   0
Coffeyville     44  70  45  62 /   0   0   0   0
Chanute         44  69  44  61 /   0   0   0   0
Iola            43  69  44  60 /   0   0   0   0
Parsons-KPPF    43  70  44  62 /   0   0   0   0

&&

.ICT WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
None.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM...PJH
LONG TERM...PJH
AVIATION...RBL


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