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FXUS65 KSLC 200354

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Salt Lake City UT
954 PM MDT TUE JUL 19 2016

.SYNOPSIS...An upper level trough along the Pacific Northwest
coast will keep the Great Basin under a hot southwest flow aloft
through much of the week, with moisture remaining over southern
and eastern Utah. Drier weather is in store for the weekend and
into next week.


.DISCUSSION...A southwest flow aloft remains in place over the
eastern Great Basin. With slightly drier air having spread into the
area from the west, convection was a bit more limited today. That
being said, scattered terrain-based convection this afternoon
decreased with the loss of daytime heating, while coming off the
terrain. However, a weak vort lobe rotating through the Four Corners
area will continue to spread a few showers and thunderstorms across
southeast Utah through late tonight.

Southwest flow will remain in place through Thursday with moisture
increasing slightly across western Utah. That being said, the bulk
of daily afternoon convection will still develop across the spine of
Utah and drift into the eastern valleys. The pattern is still
progged to shift beginning Friday with a drier westerly flow
developing across the area.

Made minor updates to the forecast but mainly for PoP/Sky/Wx for the
rest of the night.


.AVIATION...Southerly winds will continue at the SLC terminal
through the night. These winds will remain occasionally breezy,
with a 15 percent chance of exceeding 26kt/30mph overnight.


.SLC Watches/Warnings/Advisories...



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