Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KLBF 242045

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service North Platte NE
345 PM CDT Tue Apr 24 2018

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Wednesday)
Issued at 344 PM CDT Tue Apr 24 2018

An upper level low will continue to move southeast across Nebraska
Tuesday night. This will result in rain to continue into Wednesday
morning. One concern for tonight will be the chance of precipitation
changing back over to a rain/snow mix as temperatures drop. For the
most part, precipitation will be southeast of the region by the time
temperatures drop to near freezing. However, a brief change to snow
cannot be entirely ruled out. Minor accumulations are expected.

For Wednesday...dry weather returns as surface high pressure builds
across the central Plains. Skies will gradually clear from a
northwest to southeast fashion. As a result of the gradual clearing,
temperatures will be slightly warmer across the northwest than
across the southeast. Expect highs in the mid to upper 60s northwest
of a line from Chappell to Springview. Southeast of this line, highs
will only rise into the upper 50s.

.LONG TERM...(Wednesday night through Tuesday)
Issued at 344 PM CDT Tue Apr 24 2018

A cold front is forecast to move in Wednesday night, cooling
highs Thursday to the upper 50s with northwest winds 20-35 mph.
Gusts to 40 mph are possible across southwest into central
Nebraska. There is also a chance for showers later Wednesday night
into Thursday morning. This will mainly be across north central
into central Nebraska, while southwest areas should remain dry.

A synoptic pattern change will bring a warming trend beginning
Friday as the upper ridge to the west nudges eastward and highs
warm to the upper 60s to 70. An upper trough will digs across the
Great Basin Saturday through Tuesday. Medium range models support
a slight chance for showers and thunderstorms Sunday night, then
again Monday night into Tuesday. Due to model timing differences,
confidence remains low on location and timing. Otherwise,
persistent warm air advection in southwest flow aloft will result
in highs in the mid 70s to near 80 Sunday and beyond.


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Wednesday afternoon)
Issued at 1218 PM CDT Tue Apr 24 2018

Showers were confined mostly to eastern/southern areas of the CWA
at midday. MVFR CIGS covered most of the area, but with IFR
conditions in north-central NEB were some BR was noted. For the rest
of today, IFR-MVFR CIGs will prevail, and showers will continue
over eastern areas (lasting through tonight). Gusty northwest will
continue into early evening, diminishing overnight. MVFR/IFR CIGS
also will continue overnight, with clearing from northwest to
southeast on Wednesday morning.




LONG TERM...Roberg
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