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FXUS65 KSLC 301515

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Salt Lake City UT
915 AM MDT MON MAY 30 2016

.SYNOPSIS...A weakening cold front will push across central and
southern Utah today. Strong high pressure aloft will follow for
the middle and latter portions of the upcoming week.


.DISCUSSION...The large-scale pattern this morning shows a split
flow over Utah with a northern branch trough starting to exit
northern Utah while a closed low is nearly stationary over Arizona.
A weak cold front has pushed drier air into northwestern Utah where
skies are clear this morning. Meanwhile, along and southeast of the
boundary, which currently extends from southwest through east-
central Utah, lingering moisture remains as evidenced by clouds and
weak showers and virga this morning.

Expect daytime heating to allow showers to develop where enough
moisture remains in place, namely the spine of Utah and points south
and east. Temperatures today may be slightly cooler than yesterday
behind the cold front, but not noticeably so. As a result, much of
northern Utah will see a warm sunny day while unsettled weather
continues across the south and east.

A general drying trend will continue through much of the week as
high pressure currently over the West Coast builds into the Great
Basin. Temperatures will trend warmer as well and should be well
above normal for the second half of the week.


.AVIATION...No significant impacts expected at the SLC terminal
through the day with VFR conditions under mostly clear skies.
However, the wind shift to the northwest is expected earlier than
usual, between 16-18z.


.SLC Watches/Warnings/Advisories...



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