Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KLKN 201143

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Elko NV
443 AM PDT Fri Apr 20 2018

.SYNOPSIS...Clearing skies in the wake of an exiting storm system
and warming temperatures are expected today across the state.
Warm conditions along with light winds will continue through the
weekend. A weak weather disturbance will pass across northern
Nevada bringing a rain showers late Sunday into Monday before dry
weather returns for the middle part of the week.


.SHORT TERM...Today through Monday. Mid-level low and associated
precipitation continues eastward into UT. Expect clearing skies
and rebounding temperatures today and Saturday with highs in the
60s and 70s. Gusty northwest winds will taper off this morning
across eastern Elko county. A quick moving disturbance will bring
a few light rain showers, possibly a few thunderstorms, to
Humboldt and Elko county late Sunday into early Monday before
moving off to the east. This almost exclusively rain event will
not be very impactful with only a few hundredths of precipitation

.LONG TERM...Monday night through next Friday. Models have come
into better agreement tonight, but skepticism is still built into
the forecast. Kept Pops/weather in the 5-15 range until better run
to run consistency exists. Both the EURO/GFS now agree on a ridge
building into the region with a large closed low approaching the
Cali coast Thursday. Any potential weather impacts would not be
until the weekend and low confidence exists at this time.

During the extended, daytime highs will be in the 60s/70s and
overnight lows will be in the 30s/40s. In fact, some valley
locations below 4500ft could see temps approach 80 degrees by the
middle portion of next week.


.AVIATION...The storm system continues to pull away from the state
and winds are decreasing across the region. VFR is expected
through the next 24hrs at all TAF locations.


Wind Advisory until 11 AM PDT this morning for Southeastern Elko



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