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FXUS63 KARX 112043

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service La Crosse WI
243 PM CST Sat Nov 11 2017

.SHORT TERM...(Tonight through Sunday Night)
Issued at 243 PM CST Sat Nov 11 2017

At 2 PM, a vigorous short wave trough was moving into the eastern
South Dakota.  A band of moderate 700 to 500 mb frontogenesis
extended east across southern South Dakota and northern Iowa.
Patches of light drizzle continues along and south of the Interstate
90 corridor.

The 11.12z models are in agreement that as the short wave trough
will move east southeast through Iowa tonight.  As this occurs, a
band precipitation will develop south of Interstate 90.  With
limited ice aloft and temperatures at or above freezing at the
surface, the precipitation will be mainly in the form of rain
However, on the north edge of this band will have to be watched for
a wintry mix.  With all of this said, the NAM does have more ice
aloft and does indicate the potential of snow.  It even has 1.3
inches in its Cobb data at Dubuque.  This will have to watched
tonight.  Another thing that will have to be watched is that the dew
points are still below freezing, so will have to watch for the
potential of freezing rain too.

On Sunday morning, the short wave will move quickly southeast away
from the region.  Other than a brief wintry mix in southwest
Wisconsin and northeast Iowa, the day will be dry across the region.

High pressure settles overhead Sunday night with mostly clear skies
and light winds resulting. Good radiational cooling is expected to
produce overnight lows in the teens and lower 20s.

.LONG TERM...(Monday through Saturday)
Issued at 243 PM CST Sat Nov 11 2017

Monday looking like a decent day with partly sunny skies and slight
moderation in temperature. Plan on highs in the middle 30s to lower

Increasing warm air advection/isentropic lift set for Monday night
into Tuesday ahead of low pressure pushing east out of the Northern
Plains. This is expected to result in increasing/thickening cloud
cover and patchy light rain or a wintry mix (at least through
Tuesday morning where temperatures will be in the upper 20s/lower
30s). Should be all rain chances by afternoon as temperatures warm
into the upper 30s to middle 40s. Rain will be likely Tuesday night,
tapering off my late morning as that Northern Plains cold front
passes through the region.  Otherwise, looks like near normal
temperatures Wednesday with highs in the 40-50 degree range.

Next precipitation chance rolls in Thursday afternoon into Friday as
low pressure tracks out of the Plains and across our region. Looks
like mostly rain with this system although could see some light snow
at times mainly across the north where cooler temperatures will

Saturday looks dry and cooler behind the departed low with expected
highs in the upper 20s to upper 30s.


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Sunday afternoon)
Issued at 1210 PM CST Sat Nov 11 2017

The threat for freezing rain will end for the TAF sites by 1 PM.
Ceilings will be mainly VFR through 11.23z and then once again
become MVFR 11.23z and 12.01z.  These MVFR ceilings will then
persist at KRST through 12.04z and at KLSE through 12.11z.





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