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FXUS63 KABR 220113 AAB

Area Forecast Discussion...UPDATED
National Weather Service Aberdeen SD
813 PM CDT THU JUL 21 2016

Issued at 809 PM CDT THU JUL 21 2016

The excessive heat warning has been allowed to expire for the
northern counties...but continues through Friday across the south.
No changes made to the forecast this evening.


.SHORT TERM...(This Evening through Saturday Night)
Issued at 256 PM CDT THU JUL 21 2016

Forecast challenge remains temps and pcpn chances for the early part
of the weekend.  For tnt front will remain splayed out generally
just to the southeast of the CWA. There really hasn`t been much ll
dry air advection today and thus dewpoints have remained quite high.
The higher dewpoints have contributed to low convective inhibition
around and north of the frontal boundary.  Still feel that warm
temps aloft will probably cap most convection.  However, an isolated
late aftn or evening storm is still possible. For now have decided
to keep out mention given such low pops.

For Friday most of the day should be dry although isolated storms
from overnight activity may sneak into the far western CWA early.
Most of the activity should wait until late aftn or evening as
return flow starts ushering in higher dewpoints and weak energy
aloft transitions into the area. Not sure how far any MCS Friday
night will work east given that the focus of the LLJ looks to be
mostly over North Dakota.

On Saturday upper trof begins ejecting toward south central Canada,
with a trailing cold front heading east over the CWA. Expect
convection to re-ignite along boundary as it pushes into and east
of the James Valley Saturday afternoon. Certainly cannnot rule
out a few severe storms with this activity given the progged

Temperatures will start the weekend off hot, but then trend toward
normal as mid level heights crash under eastward moving upper

.LONG TERM...(Sunday through Thursday)
Issued at 256 PM CDT THU JUL 21 2016

The 500MB low over southern Manitoba at daybreak Sunday will extend
a trough across ND and northern SD Sunday afternoon-evening. The
last of the showers will be off to our east as the sfc low exits
into western Ontario and high pressure builds in from the west.
Sunday looks to be the coolest day over the next week...with
highs ranging from the low 80s over MN to around 90 southwest of
Pierre. 850MB temps will briefly fall to 14-18C Sunday afternoon.
It will be short lived though.

On Monday, the rebounding 500MB ridge will slide across the Northern
Plains. This will be while the sfc high...overhead at 12Z
Monday...exits across MN and IA. Southerly winds will make a
return Monday-Monday night. There looks to be some
timing/strength differences with the next 500MB trough sliding
from ID Sunday evening to the Dakotas Monday night-Tuesday
morning. After the 500MB trough exits to the east...northwest to
zonal flow will linger through Thursday.

Will continue to run with a model consensus from Monday night on due
to the low confidence. After starting out with dry weather
Sunday-Monday will be difficult to completely rule
out some showers/thunderstorms west Monday afternoon...and across
the rest of the area Tuesday night-Thursday.


.AVIATION...(For the 00Z TAFS through 00Z Friday Evening)
Issued at 623 PM CDT THU JUL 21 2016

VFR conditions will prevail across the area tonight and through
the day Friday.


.ABR Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
SD...Excessive Heat Warning until 7 PM CDT /6 PM MDT/ Friday for



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