Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS North Platte, NE

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FXUS63 KLBF 290857

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service North Platte NE
357 AM CDT Mon May 29 2017

.SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight)
Issued at 352 AM CDT Mon May 29 2017

A reinforcing cold front moves through this morning. H700mb
temperatures fall back below 0C by 18z. The HRRR/RAP blend plus
bias correction produces highs in the upper 60s to mid 70s. No
rain is expected today, just midlevel clouds this morning with the
frontal passage.

The guidance blend plus bias correction produces lows in the mid 30s
to lower 40s tonight. Very dry air will move in with precipitable
water falling below 0.50 inches and winds will become light.

.LONG TERM...(Tuesday through Sunday)
Issued at 352 AM CDT Mon May 29 2017

Tuesday through Thursday...The main concern during this time period
is the precipitation chances on Wednesday. Showers and
thunderstorms are possible in the late afternoon through Thursday
morning in association with a frontal passage. Northwest flow will
prevail through Thursday.

Friday and beyond...A ridge moves in from the west on Friday and
will sit across the area through the weekend. There will be a few
chances for precipitation at the end of the week on Friday and
Sunday. An upper level low will move in Monday brining cooler
temperatures to start off the week.


.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Monday night)
Issued at 1105 PM CDT Sun May 28 2017

Local radar shows a few widely isolated showers present, otherwise
conditions are quiet. Latest surface plot shows high-end VFR
ceilings (greater than 7 kft) with satellite imagery showing
decreasing cloud cover over the last hour. Skies will continue to
clear gradually with mostly clear skies anticipated across much of
western and north central NEB by the early morning. Mostly sunny
skies will prevail tomorrow. Generally light winds will prevail
overnight with breezy northwest winds developing again Monday.
Strongest winds over north central NEB (gusts up to 25 MPH) in the
afternoon with lighter winds towards southwest NEB (to 15 MPH).
Winds then lessen tomorrow evening.




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