Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS64 KLZK 061708 AAB
AFDLZK

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR
1208 PM CDT FRI MAY 6 2016

.DISCUSSION...

UPDATED TO INCLUDE THE 18Z AVIATION DISCUSSION BELOW...

&&

.AVIATION...

SFC HIGH PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE OVER THE STATE THROUGH
TONIGHT...DROPPING SE OF THE STATE BY SAT. WINDS WILL TRANSITION
FROM VARIABLE THROUGH TONIGHT TO A MORE SRLY FLOW FOR SAT. VFR
CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE.

&&

PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 340 AM CDT FRI MAY 6 2016/

SHORT TERM...TODAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT

SKIES WERE CLEAR ACRS THE FA OVERNIGHT AND EARLY THIS MRNG THANKS TO
HIGH PRES CENTERED OVR NRN AR. PREDAWN TEMPS WERE AGAIN IN THE 40S
AND 50S...WITH THE COOLEST READINGS IN THE VALLEY LOCATIONS.

THE HIGH PRESSURE CENTER WL CONT TO DROP SLOLY SEWD TODAY. COMBO OF
LGT WINDS...PLENTY OF SUNSHINE AND DRY AIRMASS WL ALLOW HIGHS TODAY
TO TOP OUT IN THE MID 70S TO ARND 80 DEGREES...CLOSE TO NORMAL FOR
EARLY MAY.

HEADING INTO SAT...THE SFC HIGH WL BE FAR ENOUGH S OF AR TO ALLOW
FOR SLY WIND FLOW TO PREVAIL. ALSO...UPR RDG WL BE BLDG INTO THE MID
SOUTH...PUSHING HIGH TEMPS TO WARM LVLS. MOST AREAS WL CLIMB INTO
THE LOWER AND MID 80S SAT AFTN. ABV NORMAL TEMPS WL CONT INTO THE
LONG TERM PD.

LONG TERM...SUNDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

THE UPPER RIDGE OVER THE CENTRAL PART OF THE COUNTRY WILL BEGIN
BREAKING DOWN ON SUNDAY AS AN UPPER LOW MOVES INTO THE ROCKIES.
SOUTHWEST FLOW WILL RETURN TO ARKANSAS MONDAY AS THE UPPER LOW MOVES
INTO THE NORTHERN PLAINS. THIS LOW WILL SLOWLY MOVE THROUGH THE
UPPER MIDWEST WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY.

SURFACE LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE INTO THE PLAINS SUNDAY WITH A COLD
FRONT EXTENDING THROUGH WEST TEXAS. THIS SYSTEM WILL SLOWLY MOVE
EAST SUNDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY AND WITH INCREASING MOISTURE WITH A
SOUTHWEST FLOW...THUNDERSTORM CHANCES WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS
PERIOD. STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE MONDAY AS
A STRONG SHORT WAVE MOVES THROUGH THE STATE. THE COLD FRONT WILL
MOVE THROUGH ARKANSAS WEDNESDAY. CHANCES FOR SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS WILL DECREASE THURSDAY AS HIGH PRESSURE BEGINS TO
BUILD INTO THE AREA. PLEASANT TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED IN THE 70S
AND 80S THROUGH THE PERIOD.

.LZK WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...NONE.
&&

$$


AVIATION...62


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