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FXUS01 KWBC 240635
PMDSPD

SHORT RANGE FORECAST DISCUSSION
NWS WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK MD
235 AM EDT WED AUG 24 2016

VALID 12Z WED AUG 24 2016 - 12Z FRI AUG 26 2016

...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS AND HEAVY RAIN POSSIBLE TODAY ACROSS
PORTIONS OF THE CENTRAL PLAINS AND MID-MISSISSIPPI VALLEY...

...ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES EXPECTED TO RETURN TO THE PACIFIC
NORTHWEST...

A COLD FRONT WILL BRING NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TO
AREAS FROM THE UPPER MIDWEST TO THE CENTRAL PLAINS AND
MID-MISSISSIPPI VALLEY TODAY INTO TONIGHT. SOME STORMS MAY BE
SEVERE, AND HEAVY RAINFALL IS ALSO POSSIBLE. PLEASE REFER TO
PRODUCTS ISSUED BY THE STORM PREDICTION CENTER FOR FURTHER DETAILS
ON THE SEVERE WEATHER THREAT. THURSDAY AND FRIDAY THE FRONT WILL
MOVE EAST, BRINGING A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS FROM THE
NORTHEAST AND LOWER GREAT LAKES TO THE OHIO VALLEY. THE TRAILING
END OF THE FRONTAL BOUNDARY WILL BECOME NEARLY STATIONARY FROM THE
SOUTHERN PLAINS INTO THE CENTRAL ROCKIES THROUGH FRIDAY, KEEPING
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS A POSSIBILITY FOR THOSE AREAS
AS WELL. ELSEWHERE, ISOLATED TO SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE THROUGH FRIDAY ALONG THE GULF
COAST.

A MID/UPPER-LEVEL RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE NORTH PACIFIC
WILL ATTEMPT TO BUILD INTO THE NORTHWESTERN U.S., RESULTING IN
RISING TEMPERATURES ONCE AGAIN. HIGH TEMPERATURES TODAY ARE
FORECAST TO BE 10 TO 15 DEGREES ABOVE AVERAGE ACROSS THE PACIFIC
NORTHWEST, WITH SOME AREAS SURPASSING 15 DEGREES ABOVE AVERAGE BY
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY.

RYAN


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