Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Wichita, KS

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Wichita KS
305 AM CDT SAT JUL 30 2016

.SHORT TERM...(Today through Sunday night)
Issued at 305 AM CDT Sat Jul 30 2016

Scattered convection is expected to continue tracking out of
western KS early this morning with a chance some of this may
graze western portions of the forecast area. Confidence in storms
this afternoon is low due to lack of a clear cut focus. Feel the
best chance for afternoon storms will be over NW KS/SW Nebraska
due to upslope processes as rich low level moisture rolls west.
Better storm chances are expected to arrive tonight with both the
GFS and NAM hinting at some weak upper energy moving out of
southern WY and into the high Plains. In response, 850-700mb flow
will veer around setting up an area of warm advection and moisture
transport.

While confidence is high that an MCS will develop tonight, the
question will be whether it primarily remains north of the
forecast area closer to the better jet dynamics, or if it
develops over east-central KS where mid level baroclinic zone
will be situated. NW flow aloft will setup very good veering shear
profiles late this afternoon and overnight, especially over
central KS. So, if storms can get going late this afternoon or
tonight, feel some large hail can`t be ruled out. A few storms may
linger Sun morning over eastern KS before some weak upper ridging
moves in.

Still confident in a warming trend starting Sun with 850mb temps
off both the GFS and NAM supporting mid to upper 90s across most
of the area.

.LONG TERM...(Monday through Friday)
Issued at 305 AM CDT Sat Jul 30 2016

850-700mb temps will continue to warm to start the work week
providing another stretch of above normal temps. 850mb temps off
medium range models continue to support upper 90s to around 100
for Mon-Thu. ECMWF and GFS agree on tracking some shortwave energy
across southern Saskatchewan and Manitoba later in the week which
will allow a cold front to attempt to push south. Confidence on
this front making it into the forecast area is very low at this
time. There is some model agreement in it hanging up over
southern Nebraska/far northern KS.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 00Z TAFS through 00Z Saturday evening)
Issued at 632 PM CDT Fri Jul 29 2016

Light winds and VFR will prevail through 08-09z across the
forecast area. There is some concern that a few storms could
drift out of western KS impacting portions of south central KS
late tonight or toward the early morning hours on Sat but
confidence remains low at this time.


&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Wichita-KICT    89  72  96  76 /  20  30  10  10
Hutchinson      89  71  97  74 /  30  30  10  10
Newton          88  71  95  75 /  20  40  20  10
ElDorado        88  71  94  74 /  20  40  20  10
Winfield-KWLD   89  73  96  75 /  20  30  10  10
Russell         89  70  98  73 /  30  40  10  10
Great Bend      89  70  98  74 /  30  30  10  10
Salina          89  71  95  75 /  20  40  20  10
McPherson       89  71  96  74 /  20  40  20  10
Coffeyville     89  72  94  74 /  20  30  30  10
Chanute         87  71  92  74 /  20  40  30  10
Iola            87  70  92  73 /  20  40  40  10
Parsons-KPPF    88  72  93  74 /  20  40  30  10

&&

.ICT Watches/Warnings/Advisories...
None.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM...RBL
LONG TERM...RBL
AVIATION...MWM


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