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FXUS65 KSLC 280302

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Salt Lake City UT
902 PM MDT Thu Oct 27 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A dry and unseasonably warm southwest flow will
remain over the eastern Great Basin through tonight. A Pacific
storm system will cross the area Friday into Friday night. A
second and colder system is forecast for Sunday night into Monday.


.DISCUSSION...Cirrostratus is streaming across pretty much all of
Utah and southwest Wyoming this evening, as moisture increases in
a strengthening southwesterly flow ahead of a Pacific storm
system. Several warm records were broken earlier today, and more
may be in store for tonight due to southerly winds and a blanket
of cloud cover.

Showers may begin to push into western Utah overnight, but
probably will not increase in coverage in earnest until after 12Z
Friday. Showers will likely increase through the afternoon and
evening, especially across the north, as the weakening shortwave
slides along the Utah/Idaho border.

Updated the forecast earlier this evening to increase cloud cover
to mostly cloudy over the entire CWA during the overnight hours.
Otherwise, the forecast looks good, and no further updates are


.AVIATION...Gusty south winds will continue at the SLC terminal
through the TAF period. Ceilings will begin to lower early Friday,
but ceilings should remain above 7000 feet through at least 12Z.





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