Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS North Platte, NE

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service North Platte NE
1151 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
Wednesday.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Friday night)
Issued at 1151 PM CDT Thu Jun 22 2017

For the KLBF terminal: Some isolated showers will drift across
southwestern Nebraska overnight. Given the isolated coverage will
mention them with a VCSH group overnight. Ceilings will run around
10000 FT AGL. Skies will gradually clear Friday morning with
scattered clouds around 7000 FT AGL expected. Ceilings will rise
further to 20000 to 25000 FT AGL after 00z Saturday. For the KVTN
terminal: Expect increasing clouds overnight with broken CIGS
around 12000 FT AGL. Skies will begin to clear Friday morning with
scattered clouds ranging from 12000 to 25000 FT AGL.

&&

.LBF WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
None.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM...Roberg
LONG TERM...Roberg
AVIATION...Buttler



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