Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Flagstaff, AZ

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FXUS65 KFGZ 221116

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ
416 AM MST Thu Nov 22 2018

.SYNOPSIS...A cold front will bring cloudy skies, cooler
temperatures and a chance of light showers for Thanksgiving Day.
Fair and breezy conditions are expected Friday through the


A trough and associated cold front will push east across the
region today. Cooler temps, breezy winds, and chances for showers
will develop, especially over the northern third of the state.
Snow levels are forecast to range from 6500-7500 feet, but little
or no snow accumulation is forecast for most locations. The Kaibab
Plateau is most likely to experience accumulations with up to 2
inches of snow possible. Fair weather with mostly clear skies is
anticipated to return for Friday.

Another disturbance is forecast for Saturday with breezy winds and
a slight chance of showers. Dry weather and a modest warming
trend is expected early next week.


.AVIATION...For the 12Z Package...Rain and snow showers will begin
to increase in the vicinity of the Grand Canyon after 18Z,
before moving eastward across the area, exiting around 06Z Friday.
MVFR ceilings and visibilities will be possible under showers,
most likely over higher terrain. In addition, expect increasing
wind speeds after 17Z, becoming southwest from 10 to 20 kts with
gusts from 20 to 30 kts. Aviation discussion not updated for TAF


.FIRE WEATHER...A fast moving low pressure system will bring
breezy southwest winds, colder temperatures and a chance of rain
and snow showers to the district today. Best chance for
precipitation will be north of the I-40 corridor. Dry weather and
near normal temperatures return Friday.

Saturday through Monday...Dry and mild conditions will persist on
Saturday, with increasing west winds ahead of a dry cold front,
switching to the northwest behind the front. Gusty north to
northeast winds and cooler temperatures persist across the area
Sunday and Monday.






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