Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS North Platte, NE

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FXUS63 KLBF 262033

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service North Platte NE
333 PM CDT FRI AUG 26 2016

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Saturday)
Issued at 332 PM CDT Fri Aug 26 2016

A weakening band of FGEN and associated showers and perhaps a rumble
of thunder, will track east across central and eastern portions of
the area this evening. Only a few hundredths of an inch of rainfall
is expected, with perhaps a localized quarter of an inch amount in a
heavier shower. As mentioned this activity is weakening and should
have dissipated or moved east of the area by midnight.

Attention then turns to fog as light winds, clearing skies, and
residual low level moisture will likely lead to areas of fog. Dense
fog is possible, especially in the North Platte through Broken Bow

Fog should burn off by mid morning Saturday, then expect mainly
sunny skies with dry air aloft. Warmer air will push into the area
as well, with highs in the lower to mid 80s.

.LONG TERM...(Saturday night through Friday)
Issued at 332 PM CDT Fri Aug 26 2016

Warm air will build into the region on Sunday. Shown in some
models the past few days will be a southern stream disturbance to
lift northeat from Colorado Sunday into Sunday night.

Have raised pops slightly to low chance Sunday evening across the
southeast, while keeping a slight chance across the southeast
Sunday afternoon.

In the wake of this disturbance, an overall ridge pattern will
domonate most of the ConUS. However weaknes in the ridge is
indicated from the great lakes into New Mexico. with subtropical
moisture present, this will maintain a slight chance for showers
and thunderstorms across mainly the southeastern zones through
Thursday. the upper ridge influence will also keep highs slightly
above normal in the upper 80s, with a few lower 90s.


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Saturday afternoon)
Issued at 138 PM CDT Fri Aug 26 2016

A band of light to moderate rain continues to slowly move east
across western Nebraska this afternoon. Within the band ceilings
remain mostly above the MVFR threshold, with VFR at most
locations. As this band pushes east late this afternoon and
evening expect a general weakening trend. The bigger impact will
be the low clouds and fog that will develop across most of central
and southwest Nebraska toward Saturday morning. Local IFR
conditions are likely with the fog, which will linger into mid
morning Saturday before dissipating and ceilings lifting.


.LBF Watches/Warnings/Advisories...


LONG TERM...Roberg
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