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FXUS01 KWBC 161939
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SHORT RANGE FORECAST DISCUSSION
NWS WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK MD
338 PM EDT WED APR 16 2014

VALID 00Z THU APR 17 2014 - 00Z SAT APR 19 2014

...SNOW WILL IMPACT THE UPPER MIDWEST AND UPPER PENINSULA OF
MICHIGAN...

...RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS CONTINUE ACROSS THE INTERMOUNTAIN WEST...

...RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY ACROSS THE GULF COAST STATES...

A SYSTEM MOVING ACROSS THE MIDDLE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY THIS
AFTERNOON WILL LIFT INTO THE UPPER MIDWEST/GREAT LAKES BY TONIGHT.
LIGHT TO MODERATE SNOW ON THE NORTHERN SIDE OF THE SURFACE LOW
WILL CONTINUE TO IMPACT PLACES IN THE UPPER MIDWEST AND INTO THE
UPPER PENINSULA OF MICHIGAN TONIGHT AND THURSDAY MORNING, BUT
SHOULD DIMINISH TO ONLY LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS AS THE SURFACE LOW
WEAKENS AND MOVES INTO SOUTHEAST CANADA TOMORROW AFTERNOON.

OUT WEST, ANOTHER SYSTEM MOVING ONSHORE OFF THE PACIFIC WILL
CONTINUE TO BRING RAIN AND SNOW TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF THE
NATION THE REMAINDER OF THE WORK WEEK. PRECIPITATION SHOULD REMAIN
RELATIVELY LIGHT AND SCATTERED EXCEPT ACROSS FAVORABLE HIGHER
TERRAIN AS WELL AS COASTAL REGIONS OF WASHINGTON AS ONSHORE FLOW
AIDS IN MORE ORGANIZED RAIN.

ELSEWHERE, EASTERLY FLOW OFF THE ATLANTIC WILL CONTINUE TO AID IN
PRODUCING MAINLY SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS MUCH
OF FLORIDA, WHILE SOUTHERLY FLOW INTO TEXAS MAY FAVOR A FEW
SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS TO PARTS OF THE SOUTHERN PLAINS. BY
THURSDAY NIGHT HOWEVER, A SURFACE LOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP IN
THE CENTRAL GULF OF MEXICO WHICH IS FORECAST TO BRING ANOTHER
ROUND OF HEAVY RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS TO THE EASTERN GULF COAST BY
FRIDAY. IN THE NORTHEAST, UNSEASONABLY COOL TEMPERATURES REMAIN IN
PLACE AS HIGH PRESSURE PARKS ITSELF OVERHEAD.

MONARSKI


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