Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Grand Forks, ND

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Grand Forks ND
307 PM CDT Fri May 26 2017

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Saturday)
Issued at 307 PM CDT Fri May 26 2017

The upcoming holiday weekend forecast will continue to feature
more of the same. For tonight, look for decreasing winds and
clouds. Saturday will start out with a good amount of sun, but
once again it will cloud up by late morning through the afternoon.
There should be some spotty showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Better chances for thunder may be over the northern half of the FA
where mid level temperatures are colder. A short wave may help as
well, but each model seems a little different in its placement.

.LONG TERM...(Saturday night through Friday)
Issued at 307 PM CDT Fri May 26 2017

Highs will drop both Sunday and Monday, so Monday will be the
coolest day. Should start out with some sun each day, with
increasing late morning and afternoon clouds. This will again
result in mainly afternoon and evening showers with isolated
thunder. Sunday and Monday look fairly breezy.

The upper low over central Ontario will be migrating to the east as
the period begins on Tue with perhaps one more lobe rotating south
into the Northern Plains to create a last shot for a few showers.
The scenario for the rest of the week will be that of a longwave
ridge hung up over the northern Rockies with the broad trough over
the Ohio Valley and Midwest with the forecast area remaining in
northwest flow. Improving weather will follow during the better part
of Wed through Fri with surface high pressure settling in the
vicinity providing a welcome more zephyr like breeze as opposed to
the howling winds of the recent past and present time. It will take
time for temps to fully respond with highs in the 60s Wed finally
making it to the mid 70s by Fri.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Saturday afternoon)
Issued at 1243 PM CDT Fri May 26 2017

West winds picked up a bit more than anticipated, so added in
wind gusts through the afternoon for most TAF sites. These gusts
should slowly fade away by late afternoon and early evening. By
late evening fairly light winds are expected. The cumulus is a
little thicker than expected as well, but if ceilings form they
will still be in the VFR range.

&&

.FGF WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ND...None.
MN...None.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM...Godon
LONG TERM...WJB/Godon
AVIATION...Godon



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