Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS North Platte, NE

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FXUS63 KLBF 312333

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service North Platte NE
633 PM CDT TUE MAY 31 2016

Issued at 335 PM CDT Tue May 31 2016

Heights will be on the rise through the week as a ridge builds to
the west. Temperatures will also be on the rise as the ridge
takes hold and drier conditions are also expected for much of the
week, especially from the plains states westward. A trough will
eventually settle in over the Great Lakes region, taking the more
active and wet weather with it.


.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Wednesday)
Issued at 335 PM CDT Tue May 31 2016

Quiet and pleasant conditions continue across north central
Nebraska through Wednesday. An upper level ridge over the western
United States will allow surface high pressure to remain over the
region. Partly cloudy skies this afternoon will give way to clear
skies overnight and into Wednesday. A diurnal cloud deck is
possible tomorrow afternoon as temperatures heat up throughout
the day. Gradual warm air advection into the region will result
in temperatures to steadily rise over the next several days. High
temperatures on Wednesday will rise into the mid 70s which is a
few degrees warmer than Tuesday`s highs in the low 70s.

.LONG TERM...(Wednesday night through Tuesday)
Issued at 335 PM CDT Tue May 31 2016

Heights will be on the rise as the upper trough lifts further
northeast Wednesday Night and is replaced by the first
significant ridge of the summer season building in from the west
as the week moves along. Dry and mostly clear conditions are
expected for much of the period.

Next shortwave trough moves into the Northern Rockies late on
Thursday. Flow out ahead of the short wave will become more
southerly as it approaches, drawing up some higher dew points
from the plains. This will set the stage for some isolated
thunderstorm activity Friday afternoon as the short wave moves
through, so kept mention of storms in the forecast.

Dry and comfortable conditions are expected into early next week
as an expansive area of surface high pressure drops south through
the High Plains. Afternoon highs will be near normal in the upper
70s to low 80s.


.AVIATION...(For the 00Z TAFS through 00Z Wednesday evening)
Issued at 633 PM CDT Tue May 31 2016

A few mid level clouds this evening which will give way to clear
skies overnight. Mid level clouds return late in the morning or
early in the afternoon. Winds should decouple over the next
couple of hours with light winds continuing overnight, then winds
increase tomorrow. Stronger winds expected across northern
Nebraska including KVTN where afternoon gusts around 20 kts are


Issued at 335 PM CDT Tue May 31 2016

Flooding along the North Platte River and main branch of the
Platte River will continue until further notice. Water levels are
expected to remain fairly steady over the next few days resulting
in moderate flooding to continue along the North Platte River at
North Platte and Lewellen. Minor flooding will also continue at
Lisco along the North Platte River and Brady along the main
branch of the Platte River. Although the South Platte river is
not anticipated to significantly flood at this time, water levels
will remain elevated at both Roscoe and North Platte. Increasing
temperatures over the Rocky Mountains the next week will result
in increasing snowmelt. This will eventually cause rises in both
the North and South Platte rivers towards the beginning of next


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