Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Bismarck, ND

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Bismarck ND
323 AM CDT Thu Oct 12 2017

.SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight)
Issued at 229 AM CDT Thu Oct 12 2017

A cold front will move through today. This will bring cool and
breezy northwest winds. Temperatures will climb into the upper 60s
across the James Valley as the front will not move through until
later this afternoon there. Further west, temperatures will be
cooler in the 50s.

Even though moisture is limited, there could be enough lift
associated with a passing wave across northwest North Dakota to
spark some light rain.

.LONG TERM...(Friday through Wednesday)
Issued at 229 AM CDT Thu Oct 12 2017

Another wave moves across the state through the weekend, giving
us another shot of colder air. The coolest day will be on Saturday
when much of western and central North Dakota will struggle to
climb above the 40s. Lows on Sunday morning will fall into the
upper 20s and lower 30s across the area.

Regarding precipitation, the best chance appears to be Friday
night across northern North Dakota and Saturday across eastern
North Dakota. A mix of rain and snow will be possible across the
far north, but only minor accumulations of under an inch on grassy
surfaces are expected. Temperatures will rebound into the low to
mid 50s by Sunday. The warming trend will continue into the
beginning of the work week as upper level ridging builds across
the region.

The 8 to 14 day extended forecast is pointing to above normal
late October temperatures and below normal precipitation.


.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Thursday night)
Issued at 1137 PM CDT Wed Oct 11 2017

VFR conditions are expected at all TAF sites through the TAF




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