Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS North Platte, NE

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FXUS63 KLBF 222327

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service North Platte NE
627 PM CDT Thu Jun 22 2017

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Friday)
Issued at 254 PM CDT Thu Jun 22 2017

Post frontal showers and a few thunderstorms will develop in
upslope flow from southeast Wyoming and northeast Colorado late
this afternoon and spread east into the southern Panhandle,
western Sandhills and southwest Nebraska overnight. The showers
will weaken or diminish as they move any further east than
Ellsworth through North Platte. Much cooler tonight from the upper
40s to mid 50s. A few lingering showers are possible in the
southwest Friday morning. Most models however keep the area dry,
with mostly cloudy skies expected. Skies to become mostly sunny by
Friday afternoon. Deep mixing will promote breezy conditions,
especially across the north central. Highs only in the lower 70s
most areas.

.LONG TERM...(Friday night through Thursday)
Issued at 254 PM CDT Thu Jun 22 2017

Through Monday, a broad trough will develop across the Great Lakes
Region and Midwest with upper ridging persisting over the west.
Cool surface high pressure will settled south over the Northern
and Central Plains Saturday and Sunday. The upper flow will remain
northwesterly with a mix of sun and clouds with cool conditions
forecast into Monday.

There remains a slight chance for showers during the day Saturday,
then again late Saturday night and Sunday in the southwest. Highs
are forecast in the lower to mid 70s Saturday and Sunday, but
rebound into the upper 70s to lower 80s Monday.

The upper ridge flattens out to near zonal Tuesday as an upper
trough digs into the Pacific Northwest. Good moisture return with
dewpoints rising into the lower 60s along with increasing
instability and strong deep layer shear will be supportive of at
least some strong thunderstorms Tuesday night. Thunderstorms
chances remain Wednesday and Wednesday night, mainly across the
east. Highs return to the 80s, with around 90 possible on


.AVIATION...(For the 00Z TAFS through 00Z Friday evening)
Issued at 624 PM CDT Thu Jun 22 2017

VFR conditions will prevail over the next 24 hours. Winds will die
down tonight with wind speeds under 10 knots. Winds will be
breezy again during the day tomorrow with wind gust above 20
knots across southwest and north central Nebraska.




LONG TERM...Roberg
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