Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KLKN 261029

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Elko NV
329 AM PDT Thu Apr 26 2018

.SYNOPSIS...Much above normal temperatures will continue today and
Friday. A storm system moving into the region over the weekend
will bring cooler temperatures along with a chance of showers and
thunderstorms, mainly over northern Nevada.


.SHORT TERM...Today through Saturday. Another warm and dry day is
in store today thanks to a strong ridge of high pressure over the
region. An upper low approaching the northern CA and southern
Oregon coast on Friday will bring some cooling to northwest NV
while the rest of the forecast area will remain about the same.
This approaching low pressure system will also bring enough
moisture and instability Friday afternoon for some isolated
thunderstorms across northern NV, with the best chances across
northwest Elko county southward into Lander and Eureka counties.
This low pressure system will also bring breezy conditions,
especially across central NV where south winds of 15 to 30 mph are
expected. On Saturday the center of the upper low will move into
northern CA and southwest Oregon. Little in the way of moisture
across northern NV so any showers, and that only a slight chance,
will be confined to areas near the far northern border and across
northwest Humboldt county. The low will also bring much cooler air
into the region with 10-15 degrees of cooling by Saturday.

.LONG TERM...Saturday night through next Wednesday. Low pressure
centered just north of NV Saturday evening, transitions to a
deepening trough Sunday into early next week across the region.
Expect mostly cloudy conditions with scattered showers through
Monday night. Showers end from west to east on Tuesday as the
trough exits to the east. High temperatures will be generally
5-10 degrees below normal Sunday through Tuesday, with overnight
lows near to slightly above normal through Wednesday morning due
to cloud cover.

High pressure pushes inland along the west coast on Wednesday
resulting in warmer conditions across the CWA, with the last of
the showers ending across far eastern NV by Wednesday afternoon.


.AVIATION...VFR conditions expected at all terminals the next 24
hours. High clouds will move in by this afternoon from the
southwest ahead of the next system.




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