Area Forecast Discussion
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AFDICT

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Wichita KS
308 AM CDT SUN JUL 24 2016

.SHORT TERM...(Today through Tuesday night)
Issued at 305 AM CDT Sun Jul 24 2016

Forecast highlights: One more day of above normal temperatures
today, with periodic thunderstorm chances today through the
upcoming week.

A cold frontal zone shifting slowly south in conjunction with
weak/subtle upper disturbances approaching from the west will be
the focus for hit-or-miss showers/thunderstorms today-tonight
across the region. Activity will be primarily northwest of the KS
Turnpike today, with these chances expanding/propagating southeast
a bit more tonight. While a few strong/severe storms cannot be
ruled out this afternoon/evening given strong heating and modest
instability, weak flow aloft should preclude widespread severe
weather. Main threats will be locally strong wind gusts and heavy
downpours. Frontal zone washes out/dissipates Monday, although the
possible presence of various outflow boundaries and/or
convectively-induced upper disturbances may allow for continued
hit-or-miss showers/storms Monday through Tuesday.

Otherwise, another day of 105+ heat indices today over mainly
southern/southeast KS. Will continue the excessive heat warning.
Decreasing atmospheric thickness and the potential for
precipitation and more clouds than sun will allow for a return to
seasonable temperatures in the low 90s by Monday.

.LONG TERM...(Wednesday through Saturday)
Issued at 305 AM CDT Sun Jul 24 2016

Medium range model consensus suggests the unsettled weather
pattern will continue mid to late week and possibly into the
weekend, as the upper ridge continues to retrograde over the
western CONUS, allowing stronger NW flow aloft and an associated
wobbly baroclinic zone to settle over Mid-America. Actually
thinking the mid-late week period will be more conducive for
storms than the period from today-Tuesday night. The stronger flow
aloft along with modest to strong instability should allow for a
handful of strong/severe storms, along with locally heavy rain,
mainly during the afternoon, evening and nighttime periods.
Seasonable temperatures should continue this period given the
decreased atmospheric thickness and potential for precipitation
and more clouds than sun.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Sunday night)
Issued at 1043 PM CDT Sat Jul 23 2016

Main aviation concern remains storm chances late Sun
afternoon/evening.

Weak cold front is still expected to slide into central KS by
late Sun morning. Feel confident that at least a few storms will
try and develop along this front with afternoon heating and an
uncapped environment. How widespread the convection is will still
be dependent on how much convergence there is along the boundary.
Went ahead and inserted VCTS at KGBD-KRSL-KSLN after around 21z.
Main threat with storms will be microbursts with large temp/dew
spreads down low.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Wichita-KICT   101  74  92  73 /  30  40  30  30
Hutchinson     100  73  90  72 /  40  40  20  30
Newton          99  73  90  72 /  30  40  30  30
ElDorado        99  74  90  72 /  30  40  30  30
Winfield-KWLD  101  75  92  74 /  20  30  30  30
Russell         95  70  90  70 /  30  30  20  20
Great Bend      97  71  91  71 /  30  30  20  20
Salina          99  73  92  72 /  30  30  20  20
McPherson       99  72  90  71 /  40  40  20  20
Coffeyville     99  75  92  74 /  20  30  30  30
Chanute         98  74  90  73 /  20  30  30  30
Iola            98  74  90  72 /  20  30  30  30
Parsons-KPPF    99  75  91  73 /  20  30  30  30

&&

.ICT Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
Excessive Heat Warning until 8 PM CDT this evening for KSZ049-
051>053-067>072-082-083-091>096-098>100.

&&

$$

SHORT TERM...ADK
LONG TERM...ADK
AVIATION...RBL



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