Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Grand Forks, ND

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FXUS63 KFGF 250853

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Grand Forks ND
353 AM CDT THU AUG 25 2016

.SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight)
Issued at 349 AM CDT Thu Aug 25 2016

500 mb low moving east of Winnipeg at 08z. 500 mb trough, sfc
trough and area of clouds moving southeast behind the departing
upper low. Clouds will spread east-southeast over most of the area
today, clearing from the northwest late today into this evening.
Spotty showers expected mainly along and north of Hwy 2...NE ND
this morning and NW MN this afternoon.

Clearing tonight with lows 45-50.

.LONG TERM...(Friday through Wednesday)
Issued at 349 AM CDT Thu Aug 25 2016

Sunshine to give way to increasing mid and high level cloud cover
Friday as next short wave trough moves into the area. Latest model
runs indicate moisture with this system not as great as previous
days had advertised. But there will be some showers and maybe a
thundertorm or two move into the area Friday late afternoon,
Friday night and Saturday.

Sunday to Wednesday...Zonal 500mb flow will begin the next week with
broad ridging towards mid week. As a result seasonally warm temps
are expected with highs in the low 80s for much of the area. There
will be a couple chances for rain with weak impulses in the rather
weak flow aloft...not surprising for this time of year. The first
will be Monday night into Tuesday and then again Wednesday.


.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Thursday night)
Issued at 1140 PM CDT Wed Aug 24 2016

Secondary cold front will swing through the fa later tonight and
into Thursday. Fropa will bring better chance for shra across the
far north. Will also see mainly MVFR cigs in the am along and
behind the boundary. Cigs should lift into VFR range by afternoon.


.FGF Watches/Warnings/Advisories...


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