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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Hastings NE
1248 PM CDT Sun Apr 22 2018

.SHORT TERM...(Today and tonight)
Issued at 235 AM CDT Sun Apr 22 2018

The upper level low that has been giving us the recent rainfall
was located along the Kansas/Oklahoma line early this morning and
will continue to track east southeast towards Tennessee by
tonight. Rain has been decreasing across the forecast area early
this morning and we can expect dry conditions by sunrise.
However, the clouds should remain rather entrenched and may be
slow to shake today although we do expect increasing sunshine as
we head through the day.

It shouldn`t be too bad of a day today with the storm system
heading away from the area and hopefully some sun by afternoon
along with calm to light winds. This should allow temperatures to
reach back into the upper 50s in most areas, to perhaps right
around 60 in places. That seems pretty nice if you didn`t realize
that normal highs now range from the mid 60s in the Tri-Cities to
the upper 60s over northern Kansas, so still below normal today.
Lows tonight will range from the upper 30s to lower 40s with
clearing skies.

.LONG TERM...(Monday through Saturday)
Issued at 235 AM CDT Sun Apr 22 2018

Monday and then next weekend are shaping up to be the nice days
with near to above normal temperatures. Tuesday through Friday
although not cold compared to our recent weather will likely be at
least a little below normal. However, the overnight temperatures
are currently projected to stay above freezing throughout the
period, although a bit close to frost on a few nights.

Monday...This continues to look like an outstanding day between
storms systems. Highs should be in the mid to upper 60s with
plenty of sunshine and light winds.

Monday night through Tuesday night...The next upper level trough
and associated cold front will swing through the region bringing
along a chance for rain. Cooler air will also funnel back into the
forecast area resulting in highs likely in the 50s on Tuesday. A
cold rain with lows in the mid to upper 30s will be possible
Tuesday night.

Wednesday...There is a slight chance of a few lingering showers
Wednesday morning, but most areas should likely be dry as the
upper trough will be passing off to the southeast with some upper
ridging by afternoon. Highs should be back around 60.

Thursday and Friday...Another quick moving clipper of a trough
will swing down out of Canada without much moisture to work with.
Will continue to keep the slight rain chances Thursday/Thursday
evening that the model blend gives us, but not really expecting
much with this quick moving system. Friday should be dry but still
cool in the wake of the cold frontal passage.

Next Weekend...Outstanding for a change! We expect an upper level
ridge across the western United States that will slide east into
the plains finally allowing perhaps a few days of near to above
normal temperatures, which have been hard to string together
recently. In addition, the weekend currently appears dry.


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z KGRI/KEAR TAFS through 18Z Monday)
Issued at 1241 PM CDT Sun Apr 22 2018

No significant weather.

This afternoon: VFR. Could see a few cumulus at EAR as well as a
few passing mid level clouds at both sites. Light E winds bec SE
thru the aftn.

Tonight: VFR. Models indicate some scat mid level clouds possible
overnight, best chc at GRI. Winds bec light and variable this eve
and continue overnight.

Monday thru 18z: Light and variable winds early in the morning
bec S by midday. Looks like a good chc for stratocu to dev around
16z with bases 4-5K ft.




LONG TERM...Wesely
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