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FXUS63 KDVN 190901

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Quad Cities IA IL
301 AM CST Sun Nov 19 2017

Issued at 300 AM CST Sun Nov 19 2017

Clouds lingered across far northeast Iowa, southern Wisconsin, and
northern Illinois during the overnight hours, with a clear sky
over the rest of the area. Temperatures were mostly in the 20s. A
northwest wind averaged 10 to 20 mph with higher gusts, creating
wind chill values in the single digits and teens.


.SHORT TERM...(Today and Tonight)
ISSUED AT 300 AM CST Sun Nov 19 2017

Lingering clouds far north and east will clear out early this
morning as surface high pressure builds into the region. Expect
high temperatures in the 35 to 45 degree range, about 5 to 10
degrees below normal for the date.

Tonight, the ridge axis will head east with southwest winds
keeping temperatures warmer than early this morning. Expect lows
in the upper 20s to low 30s.

.LONG TERM...(Monday through Saturday)
ISSUED AT 300 AM CST Sun Nov 19 2017

Dry weather will continue through much of the week with variable
temperatures as the upper flow varies from near zonal to
northwesterly at times.

Monday, stronger southwest flow will boost highs mainly into the
50s, back above normal for late November.

Tuesday and Wednesday, expect a return to northwest flow with
colder weather and highs falling off into the 30s.

Temperatures will rebound again Thursday into Friday. Have again
boosted Friday`s highs above blended guidance. Prospects for
additional precipitation heading into the weekend are less
favorable, and have only carried low pops Friday night over the
northeast half. This period may well end up being dry.


.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Sunday Night)
ISSUED AT 1119 PM CST Sat Nov 18 2017

Now that clouds have moved to the southeast of the TAF sites in
eastern Iowa and northwest Illinois, the rest of the next 24 hours
plus, will be VFR / clear. Winds will be northwest around 15 kts
through mid morning Sunday, but will then shift to southwest by
Sunday night, as the high pressure slides east of the region.




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