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SHORT RANGE FORECAST DISCUSSION
NWS WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK MD
438 AM EDT FRI APR 29 2016

VALID 12Z FRI APR 29 2016 - 12Z SUN MAY 01 2016

...THERE ARE SLIGHT RISKS OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS OVER PARTS OF
THE SOUTHERN PLAINS INTO PARTS OF THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY...

...HEAVY RAIN POSSIBLE OVER PARTS OF THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI
VALLEY/WESTERN TENNESSEE VALLEY INTO PARTS OF EASTERN TEXAS...

...HEAVY RAIN POSSIBLE OVER PARTS OF THE CENTRAL PLAINS...

...SNOW OVER PARTS OF THE CENTRAL ROCKIES AND CENTRAL HIGH
PLAINS...

A STORM OVER TEXAS WILL SLOWLY MOVE NORTHEASTWARD TO CENTRAL
PLAINS/MIDDLE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY BY SATURDAY EVENING.  SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP OVER THE SOUTHERN PLAINS THAT WILL MOVE
EASTWARD TO THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY AND NORTHEASTWARD INTO
THE OHIO/TENNESSEE VALLEYS AND PARTS OF THE CENTRAL/SOUTHERN
APPALACHIANS BY SATURDAY EVENING.  IN ADDITION, RAIN WILL DEVELOP
OVER PARTS OF THE SOUTHERN/CENTRAL HIGH PLAINS THROUGH SATURDAY.
SNOW WILL DEVELOP OVER PARTS OF THE CENTRAL ROCKIES/HIGH PLAINS
ALSO THROUGH SATURDAY.

MEANWHILE, UPPER-LEVEL ENERGY OVER THE GREAT LAKES WILL MOVE
EASTWARD OFF THE NORTHERN MID-ATLANTIC COAST BY SATURDAY MORNING.
THE ENERGY WILL PRODUCE RAIN OVER PARTS OF THE GREAT LAKES TO THE
NORTHERN MID-ATLANTIC THAT WILL MOVE INTO PARTS OF SOUTHERN NEW
ENGLAND BY EARLY SATURDAY MORNING BEFORE ENDING.  ADDITIONALLY, A
THIRD SYSTEM OVER THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST WILL MOVE SOUTHWARD TO
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA/NORTHERN MEXICO BY SATURDAY.  THE STORM WILL
DEVELOP RAIN OVER PARTS OF THE NORTHWEST AND RAIN AND HIGHEST
ELEVATION SNOW OVER PARTS OF THE NORTHERN INTERMOUNTAIN REGION AND
THE NORTHERN ROCKIES.  AS THE SYSTEM MOVE SOUTH, RAIN WITH
EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP OVER PARTS OF THE GREAT BASIN
WITH RAIN EXTENDING AS FAR SOUTH AS CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AND PARTS
OF THE SOUTHWEST BY FRIDAY EVENING.  THE RAIN WILL BE RESTRICTED
TO PARTS OF THE GREAT BASIN BY SATURDAY MORNING, EXPANDING INTO
PARTS OF THE SOUTHWEST/SOUTHERN ROCKIES WITH RAIN WITH EMBEDDED
THUNDERSTORMS BY SATURDAY EVENING.  SIMILARLY, RAIN WILL DEVELOP
OVER PARTS OF THE NORTHERN/CENTRAL ROCKIES BY SATURDAY EVENING,
TOO.


ZIEGENFELDER


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