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FXUS65 KSLC 241633

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Salt Lake City UT
1033 AM MDT Sat Sep 24 2016

.SYNOPSIS...The storm system which impacted the region over the
past couple of days will move east of the region today. High
pressure will bring a drier and more stable airmass for the
weekend through the first part of next week. A storm system is
expected to bring moisture back to the forecast area by midweek.


.DISCUSSION...Mostly cloudy skies are in place across much of
Utah`s I-15 corridor, as well as portions of eastern Utah and
southwest Wyoming, as the area remains on the western fringes of
the large closed low that impacted the region the past few days.
Steady precipitation fell over areas southeast of the Great Salt
Lake this morning, but that precip is tapering off quickly as of
16Z, and only a few lingering showers are expected over the
mountains through the afternoon. Clouds may be slow to scatter out
over the Wasatch Front today, but suspect that at least some sun
will start to be visible around 20-22Z.

High pressure is forecast to build over much of the western CONUS
through Sunday and Monday, leading to a warming and drying trend
across much of the region. The next significant threat of
precipitation currently looks to be Tuesday night into Wednesday
as a low moves up from the south.

The forecast was updated a couple of times this morning, first to
increase some northern Utah POPs through the morning, and then
later in the morning to allow the WSW to expire and tweak POPs for
the rest of the morning. Will keep an eye on sky cover to see if
mostly cloudy or overcast skies need to be extended through the


.AVIATION...VFR conditions are expected throughout the day at the
SLC terminal. Cigs at our below 6000 feet are expected to raise
above that value between 19Z and 21Z as showers continue to weaken.
There is a 30 percent chance lower cigs will hang on longer than
expected. Light winds are expected to become prevailing
northwesterly by 18Z.





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