Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service North Platte NE
1212 PM CDT Thu Jul 18 2019

.SHORT TERM...(Today through Friday)
Issued at 244 AM CDT Thu Jul 18 2019

The main forecast concern today is once again hot temperatures.
Some of the warmest air temperatures will be across western and
southwest Nebraska where highs will approach reach the upper 90s
to 100 degrees. Did not add any additional counties to the Heat
Advisory, even though highs will reach the upper 90s to 100
degrees across southwest Nebraska the combination of temperatures
and dewpoints will keep heat indicies across that location below
heat advisory criteria. Those counties that are included in the
watch will have heat indicies from 100 degrees approaching 105

Highs on Friday will once again be hot across southwest Nebraska
with highs in the upper 90s to 100 degrees. There is a
possibility heat indicies across portions of the eastern CWA
could reach heat advisory criteria again on Friday, but at this
time most areas remain below the criteria, will continue to
monitor in future forecast.

.LONG TERM...(Friday night through Wednesday)
Issued at 244 AM CDT Thu Jul 18 2019

A cold front will move through Saturday bringing cooler
temperatures for the weekend and ending the hot spell.

The next chance of thunderstorms will be Saturday evening with the
approaching cold front. Another chance of thunderstorms will come
Sunday evening.

Upper level high pressure will build in across the southwest
CONUS, keeping us in a quiet weather pattern with highs in the 80s
and mainly dry through Wednesday, with only a less than 20
percent chance of precipitation Tuesday overnight.


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Friday afternoon)
Issued at 1131 AM CDT Thu Jul 18 2019

Latest satellite and surface obs show clear skies overhead and
light, predominantly westerly, winds. Quiet conditions and largely
clear skies are expected the next 24 hrs through the TAF period.
Westerly winds rest of today will shift and become southerly
overnight, albeit remaining light and breezy, as surface low
pressure evolves east and extends from western CO into northwest
NE. By tomorrow a surface trough is expected to extend from
southwest NEB to north central NE with generally southerly winds
to the east of the trough and northwest winds to the west.


Heat Advisory until 8 PM CDT this evening for NEZ007-010-027>029-



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