Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KICT 191108
AFDICT

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Wichita KS
608 AM CDT Sat Aug 19 2017

.SHORT TERM...(Today through Monday Night)
Issued at 335 AM CDT Sat Aug 19 2017

Today:
Mostly sunny & hot weather is slated for all areas as a broad but
strong mid-upper ridge covers the Great Plains.

Tonight:
A few thunderstorms are scheduled to arrive primarily central KS
late tonight then spread east across about the northern half of KS
thru Sun morning as a weak & compact mid-level shortwave scoots
east along the Nebraska/KS border. Lift is feeble, as such most if
not all of the thunderstorms should behave.

Sunday & Sunday Night:
With STRONG mid-upper high covering the southeastern fourth of the
U.S. a broad mid-level trof covering most of the western U.S. will
remain nearly stationary. Such feeble dynamics would keep thunder-
storms in check on Sun but come Sunday night a subtle impulse will
eject NE from the southwestern plains that may reach western KS.
There may be enough lift to produce isolated thunderstorms late
Sunday Night.

Mon & Mon Night:
Thunderstorm potential will begin to increase Mon afternoon then
increase considerably Mon night as a strengthening mid-upper trof
ventures SE from the Manitoba/Ontario border into the Northern
Plains. This would bring a cold front SE that should reach Central
KS late Mon night.

.LONG TERM...(Tuesday through Friday)
Issued at 335 AM CDT Sat Aug 19 2017

Tue & Tue Night:
The mid-upper trof moving SE from the Northern Plains to generally
the Ohio Valley should provide enough of a kick to force the cold
front to the Red River early Wed morning. As such, thunderstorms
would likewise shift S/SE & would likely be confined to southern
KS early Tue morning.

Wed-Fri:
Cooler weather will spread across KS as high pressure spreads SE
from the Northern Plains to the Great Lakes. A much drier airmass
would keep any chance of thunderstorms in check.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 12Z TAFS through 12Z Sunday morning)
Issued at 602 AM CDT Sat Aug 19 2017

Isolated showers/storms over southeast Kansas, in response to weak
upglide and elevated instability, may affect the ICT and CNU
terminals through mid morning, although more likely just to the
south.

Light/variable winds early this morning, will become southeasterly
for the remainder of today into tonight. Scattered storms are
expected to develop late this afternoon/evening over the central
high Plains near a weak surface trough axis. As these storms
propagate east-southeastward tonight, they stand a decent chance
to affect the RSL, GBD, and SLN terminals after 05 UTC, aided by
a south-southwesterly low-level jet and associated moisture
transport.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Wichita-KICT    97  74  96  74 /  20  10  10  20
Hutchinson      97  73  96  73 /  10  10  10  20
Newton          95  72  95  73 /  10  10  10  20
ElDorado        94  73  94  73 /  20  10  10  20
Winfield-KWLD   96  74  96  74 /  20   0  10  20
Russell         96  71  97  72 /  10  30  10  20
Great Bend      96  71  96  71 /  10  20  10  20
Salina          98  74  97  74 /   0  30  10  20
McPherson       96  73  95  73 /  10  20  10  20
Coffeyville     94  73  94  73 /  20  10  10  10
Chanute         92  72  93  73 /  20  10  10  10
Iola            92  72  92  73 /  20  10  10  10
Parsons-KPPF    93  73  93  73 /  20   0  10  10

&&

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

$$

SHORT TERM...EPS
LONG TERM...EPS
AVIATION...JMC


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