Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KSLC 261602

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Salt Lake City UT
1002 AM MDT FRI AUG 26 2016

.SYNOPSIS...Moisture will remain in place over Utah today. Drier
air will gradually spread into the area from the north over the
weekend and into early next week.


.DISCUSSION...Mostly sunny skies are in place across Utah and
southwest Wyoming this morning, as the area is between two
shortwave troughs. The first trough moved through the area
yesterday, while the second lobe will swing through today and
tonight. Shower and thunderstorm coverage will continue to be best
in the southern half of Utah, but enough moisture may exist today
to allow isolated storms in northern Utah.

A much drier airmass is forecast to push into Utah from the
northwest starting tonight, and the airmass will continue to dry
out through the weekend. Combined with a larger ridge building
over the Rockies, this will lead to a warm and quiet weather
period for the beginning of next week.

The current forecast looks to be in good shape and no updates are
planned for this morning.


.AVIATION...Winds at the SLC terminal are expected to switch to
the northwest around 18-20Z, with a slight chance that southerlies
persist through 21Z. There is a 30 percent chance that the
terminal will be impacted by nearby showers and thunderstorms
today, with gusty erratic winds as the most likely impact.


.SLC Watches/Warnings/Advisories...



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