Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KDVN 230449

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Quad Cities IA IL
1149 PM CDT Fri Sep 22 2017


Issued at 151 PM CDT Fri Sep 22 2017

Hot temperatures and boundary layer moisture this afternoon were
leading to heat indices in the mid to upper 90s across the region.
Clear skies were reported across the area as well. A heat advisory
is in effect until 7pm tonight as the late season heat and
humidity are heat indices near 100 degrees.


.SHORT TERM...(This Evening through Saturday)
ISSUED AT 151 PM CDT Fri Sep 22 2017

Autumnal equinox arrives at 302 pm today but temperatures will
feel more like the summer solstice instead.

Main forecast concern in the short term are the temperatures as
hot air and low level moisture keeps sensible weather summer-
like. Temperatures should be cooler tomorrow as today, however
heat indices will still be in the 90s. Those taking places in
outdoor activities should drink plenty of water.

.LONG TERM...(Saturday Night through Friday)
ISSUED AT 151 PM CDT Fri Sep 22 2017

Above average temperatures and humidity to continue through the long
term period. With a gradual reduction in high temps until a front
comes through sometime Tuesday into Wednesday.  Behind this front,
much cooler and more seasonable weather is expected.

H85 temps will remain near 20C tomorrow and start to drop by a few
degrees by Monday. This will bring highs out of the 90s and into the
upper 80s on Sunday.  What does remain is the moisture.  Heat
indices will remain in the 90s through the period.  Some high clouds
may start to move into the area later in the weekend.  This should
also help to temper high temps.

Tuesday, guidance still differs on overall H5 flow pattern for the
cold front passage.  Some guidance has a strong H5 negatively tilted
trough to our north while others are much less strong.  Regardless
this will be our next chance for showers and storms.   Expect this
to be better refined in the next few forecast iterations.  Past this
time, cooler more Fall-like temps come to the area.


.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Saturday Night)
ISSUED AT 1145 PM CDT Fri Sep 22 2017

VFR conditions with winds under 10kts will prevail through the
forecast period.


ISSUED AT 151 PM CDT Fri Sep 22 2017

Record Highs for September 22...

Moline.........95 in 1937
Cedar Rapids...94 in 1930
Dubuque........92 in 1937
Burlington.....94 in 1937

Record Highs for September 23...

Moline.........91 in 2007
Cedar Rapids...90 in 1930
Dubuque........91 in 1891
Burlington.....93 in 2007

Record Highs for September 24...

Moline.........91 in 2007
Cedar Rapids...92 in 1984
Dubuque........90 in 1935
Burlington.....91 in 2007

Week 2...




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