Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Las Vegas, NV
FXUS65 KVEF 260923
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Las Vegas NV
223 AM PDT THU MAY 26 2016
.SYNOPSIS...Low pressure will move east into Arizona today with
residual moisture and instability leading to a few showers and
thunderstorms over the southern Great Basin through Friday. A low
impact weather forecast is in store for the Memorial Day weekend
with temperatures remaining a few degrees below normal under mostly
sunny skies and light winds. Hotter conditions are still possible
heading into the middle of next week.
.DISCUSSION...For the next 7 days.
Low pressure will move east today and northwest flow will set up
behind the departing system. In the northerly flow behind the
system, showers and thunderstorms could form over some of the
northern areas including the Sierra and the southern Great Basin.
Elsewhere, dry conditions are forecast. Weak troughing will develop
and linger over the southwestern states through the weekend which
will keep temperatures on the moderate side and a few degrees below
normal. It will also lead to showers and thunderstorms developing
each day over the Sierra and southern Great Basin mountains.
Overall, it looks like weather will cooperate for Memorial Day
Crank up the atmospheric thermostat for next week with above normal
temperatures returning to the area Tuesday for the first time since
May 19th and there is potential for the first official Las Vegas 100
degree temperature of the year on Wednesday.
.AVIATION...For McCarran...VFR conditions are expected at the
terminal. Some showers will again be possible mainly over the
mountains this afternoon, with scattered bases around 10 Kft. These
showers may generate gusty west-southwest winds through the evening,
otherwise generally light diurnal winds are expected into Friday.
For the rest of southern Nevada...northwest Arizona...and southeast
California...VFR conditions are expected at all terminals. Isolated
to scattered showers will again develop across the southern Great
Basin and southern Sierra this afternoon. Cloud bases will generally
be 8-10 Kft. These showers may generate gusty winds if near a
terminal, otherwise mainly diurnal winds are expected. The
exceptions will be KBIH and KDAG, where northerly and westerly
winds, respectively, are anticipated into Friday.
.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...Spotters are encouraged to report
any significant weather according to standard operating procedures.
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