Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS North Platte, NE

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FXUS63 KLBF 242342

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service North Platte NE
642 PM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Saturday)
Issued at 301 PM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

As the upper level low moves east tonight, a weak deformation band
of rain showers will move east and end this evening. The forecast
location should be near and east of Imperial through North Platte
and Broken Bow. Skies will become mostly clear from northwest to
southeast overnight with weak high pressure building in. Lows to
fall near or below freezing.

On Saturday, the area will be in between system with mostly sunny
skies and pleasant temperatures from the mid 50s to low 60s. winds
will also be light northerly across the southeast, while southerly
winds increase to 10 to 15 mph across the northwest.

.LONG TERM...(Saturday night through Friday)
Issued at 301 PM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

An unsettled weather pattern will persist through next Friday.
First, another upper trough and closed low will move across
northern Kansas on Sunday, with a chance for showers across the
western half of the forecast area. This will be followed by a deep
upper level trough moving across the intermountain west Monday
night and developing a closed low over the Four Corners. This will
bring a chance for showers Monday night, then likely chances
Tuesday into Wednesday. Another trough is forecast to move in
Thursday night into Friday. Highs in the 50s Sunday, lower 60s
Monday, range slightly cooler in the mid to upper 50s Tuesday
through Friday.


.AVIATION...(For the 00Z TAFS through 00Z Saturday evening)
Issued at 631 PM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

A band of showers with MVFR and local IFR ceilings will continue
into early this evening generally east of the KLBF TAF site. This
would include areas around KBBW and KLXN. Otherwise gradually
clearing from the west can be expected as the storm system slowly
moves east of the region.




LONG TERM...Roberg
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