Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KGID 182338

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Hastings NE
638 PM CDT WED MAY 18 2016

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Saturday night)
Issued at 227 PM CDT Wed May 18 2016

Fairly quiet weather through the next few days with a gradual
warming trend...probably most noticeable at night with lows
in the 40s and 50s...which is quite a bit warmer than recent
nights. Winds will a also be on the increase gradually...and
reach breezy/windy levels by the weekend. That will aid in
warming things up.

As the wind kicks in...look for low level moisture to increase
as well...although not as much as the models indicate. Most
notable increase will occur later Thursday night and Friday.
Have kept the patchy fog in the forecast...and left the drizzle
for now. Not sure if things can be narrowed down at this point.
Did remove the precipitation chance/sprinkles from Thursday
for most areas with the main lift mainly slide to our south.

.LONG TERM...(Sunday through Wednesday)
Issued at 227 PM CDT Wed May 18 2016

More active period begins Sunday and continues through next week.
Upper trough will push into intermountain west created a southwest
flow aloft. Few different waves will push through the Southwest
flow giving periodic thunderstorm chances. Sunday night and early
Monday brings a good shot for High Plains convection working east
with a frontal passage overnight and early Monday. Timing is not
favorable for severe weather although a few stronger storms are
possible in the time frame but it does have the eye of SPC in
longer term severe weather progs. Additional rain chances continue
well into the week. Despite the rain risk...temperatures will be
warmer with an overall more humid feel...especially Sunday &


.AVIATION...(For the 00Z KGRI/KEAR TAFS through 00Z Thursday evening)
Issued at 636 PM CDT Wed May 18 2016

VFR conditions are expected to prevail throughout the forecast
period. Winds will stay southerly and light overnight, increasing
during the afternoon Thursday. Mid-High clouds will develop during
the day.


.GID Watches/Warnings/Advisories...


LONG TERM...Moritz
AVIATION...Billings Wright is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.