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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Aberdeen SD
337 PM CDT FRI MAY 27 2016

.SHORT TERM...(This Evening through Saturday)
Issued at 336 PM CDT FRI MAY 27 2016

The primary forecast challenge in the near term forecast is timing
and coverage of showers and thunderstorms through saturday

This afternoon under a mostly cloudy sky, showers and thunderstorms
are continuing to push north across the forecast area mainly over
the James River valley region eastward into the Red River valley.
Temperatures, earlier in the day before the rain moved through, were
warming through the 70s. Areas under the thickest cloud cover where
it has rained have cooled down into the upper 50s to upper 60s.

For tonight and Saturday, this current band of showers and
thunderstorms should continue to gradually work its way northward
before weakening or leaving the CWA for North Dakota. Short-range,
hi-res cam solutions/guidance suggest that by late tonight /after
06z/, more showers and thunderstorms could pop up over the CWA. With
little movement suggested, if they do form, expect localized heavy
rainfall. An additional band of rain showers could be lifting
northward into the far eastern CWA Saturday morning. Otherwise,
precipitation chances on Saturday will be primarily tied to
afternoon heating-induced convection. Limited instability/deep-layer
shear forecast over the area on Saturday should limit strong
convection potential.

Low temperatures tonight should be similar to last night`s lows,
given the similar airmass and similar sky-cover conditions expected.
Look for lows generally in the 40s and 50s. High temperatures on
Saturday in a limited low level thermal advection regime will be
moreso dependent on amount of insolation available, but expect high
temperatures to warm, at least, into the 70s.

.LONG TERM...(Saturday Night through Friday)
Issued at 336 PM CDT FRI MAY 27 2016

An upper level trough will exit the region to the east Saturday
night...with the flow then becoming nearly zonal until another
shortwave trough looks to affect the area late Monday night through
Wednesday night. Northwesterly flow then develops as ridging builds
over the western part of the country.

Saturday night and Sunday look to be mainly dry as weak high
pressure tracks across the area. A low pressure system will bring a
more significant chance of precipitation Monday afternoon into the
day Tuesday. Conditions then begin to quiet down some mid to late
week as high pressure takes over.

Above normal temperatures in the upper 70s to lower 80s will be
common Sunday and Monday...then cooler air moves back in...with
highs mainly in the 70s Tuesday through Friday. Overnight lows
will generally  be in the upper 40s to mid 50s.


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Saturday Afternoon)
Issued at 100 PM CDT FRI MAY 27 2016

Mostly VFR conditions are expected through the valid taf period.
However showers and storms are expected to develop this afternoon
and any of those could provide for brief periods of lowered vsby
in moderate to perhaps occasionally heavy rain.


.ABR Watches/Warnings/Advisories...


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