Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Hastings NE
401 PM CDT Tue May 23 2017

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Wednesday)
Issued at 357 PM CDT Tue May 23 2017

Expecting temps to gradually decrease the rest of the evening
with the passage of a cold front earlier today. Most of the
scattered light showers that developed on the backside of the
upper level low have departed the CWA this afternoon. A few
lingering showers are still possible through the early evening.
Winds have also been quite breezy out of the north northwest at
20-25 kts with gusts as high as 30-40kts. The strong winds should
continue for the next few hours before gradually diminishing this

Tonight`s lows will be quite cool again, especially in western
counties, with temps dropping into the upper 30s to low 40s.
Included a mention of patchy frost in low lying areas for
northwestern portions of Dawson and Valley counties as lows will
be near 36 in some areas.

Although still cooler than normal, Wednesday looks to be a much
nicer day than today as weak ridging moves into the area. Winds will
be lighter with highs in the mid to upper 60s.

.LONG TERM...(Wednesday night through Tuesday)
Issued at 357 PM CDT Tue May 23 2017

For Thursday, expecting mostly dry conditions during the day,
although some guidance is hinting that light showers could develop
in northern counties. Have held off on a mention of this for now.
Thursday evening, especially south of I-80 into north central
Kansas, thunderstorm chances will begin to increase. The SPC Day 3
outlook has a marginal risk for the southwestern corner of the
CWA but wouldn`t be surprised if this is expanded a bit more.
Expecting thunderstorms to develop in the high plains (KS/NE/CO
border) and consolidate into a line that tracks to the east.

Showers and thunderstorms are possible again Friday night and into
the day Saturday. WPC shows a 2 day QPF total across the area of 1-
1.2 inches of rain for the area. The rest of the Memorial Day
weekend could see isolated chances of rain each day but not
expecting a rain out. Highs will be close to normal in the low
70s through Tuesday.


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z KGRI/KEAR TAFS through 18Z Wednesday)
Issued at 1217 PM CDT Tue May 23 2017

The afternoon will be quite breezy with winds sustained at 15-25
kts out of the north northwest with gusts up to 30-35 kts

Isolated light showers will continue this afternoon into this
evening brining with it occasional MVFR conditions with ceilings
as low as 2500ft possible at times.

Showers should taper off and winds will become lighter as clouds
move out of the area overnight.




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