Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Hastings, NE

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FXUS63 KGID 170859

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Hastings NE
359 AM CDT Sat Jun 17 2017

.SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight)
Issued at 344 AM CDT Sat Jun 17 2017

Some cirrus remains in the eastern part of the forecast area
early this morning. Surface analysis shows the front already in
the southern part of the forecast area. The actual front is fairly
weak and winds are fairly light, but the northern part of the
forecast area already has winds from the north. Much of the area
has dew points in the lower to mid 60s, but the far northwest the
dew point has already started to fall.

The front is expected to linger near the Kansas/Nebraska border
through day break, then drift to the south during the morning
hours. As the upper level wave moves into the area during the
afternoon, expect thunderstorms to develop. The location for the
development is a bit tricky. The front is in Kansas, but the
development will be north of that. Thunderstorms will develop
mainly in the vicinity of Interstate 80 this afternoon, but the
better chance for thunderstorms will be further to the south a
little later in the afternoon. The MUCAPE is best during the
afternoon and quickly diminishes during the evening hours. By
later in the evening, the thunderstorms will become more isolated
as the instability decreases. Most of the models have the
precipitation moving out of the area during the overnight hours,
but have kept some low PoPs in the far south.

.LONG TERM...(Sunday through Friday)
Issued at 344 AM CDT Sat Jun 17 2017

Long term coming soon.


.AVIATION...(For the 06Z KGRI/KEAR TAFS through 06Z Saturday)
Issued at 1228 AM CDT Sat Jun 17 2017

Expect VFR through the period. Winds will be from the north and
will be a little stronger during the day.




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