Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Wichita, KS

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FXUS63 KICT 231137
AFDICT

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Wichita KS
637 AM CDT Mon Apr 23 2018

.SHORT TERM...(Today through Wednesday night)
Issued at 159 AM CDT Mon Apr 23 2018

Low clouds will gradually erode this early this morning with
southeast Kansas clearing off this afternoon. Surface high
pressure will remain over the region for today/tonight with light
winds and near normal temperatures. Meanwhile current early
morning satellite water vapor imagery shows a healthy upper level
wave moving eastward across Nevada/Idaho. This system will eject
out into the central plains during the day on Tuesday, and push a
cold front southward across the region. Temperatures will begin to
fall during the afternoon in the wake of the cold front along
with scattered post frontal rain showers. Colder below normal
temperatures will be in place across Kansas on Wednesday along
with some lingering rain showers over eastern Kansas before the upper
level wave shifts southeast of the region by Wednesday night.

.LONG TERM...(Thursday through Sunday)
Issued at 159 AM CDT Mon Apr 23 2018

Models show a second upper level system moving southeast across the
region on Thursday which will bring cooler air to the region for
Thursday afternoon/night and slight chances of rain. Dry weather and
warmer above normal temperatures will follow for next weekend.

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 12Z TAFS through 12Z Tuesday morning)
Issued at 637 AM CDT Mon Apr 23 2018

VFR conditions expected to prevail thru the forecast valid period.
Stratocu bases-cigs will affect locations along and east of the
Kansas turnpike until early afternoon. A weak surface ridge will
drift southeast across the area today. Winds will be light,
veering from north or northeast to east and southeast by this
evening/tonight. A weak cold front will approach central Kansas
toward dawn on Tuesday.

KED

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...
Issued at 159 AM CDT Mon Apr 23 2018

Fire weather concerns will remain low across the region for the next
seven days due to recent rainfall and lighter winds.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Wichita-KICT    70  47  70  44 /   0   0  20  50
Hutchinson      70  45  66  41 /   0   0  40  50
Newton          70  46  68  43 /   0   0  30  50
ElDorado        69  46  71  44 /   0   0  20  50
Winfield-KWLD   70  46  72  45 /   0   0  10  60
Russell         71  44  59  38 /   0  10  60  40
Great Bend      71  45  61  38 /   0  10  60  40
Salina          71  44  66  42 /   0   0  50  50
McPherson       70  44  66  41 /   0   0  40  50
Coffeyville     68  46  74  48 /  10   0  10  60
Chanute         68  46  73  47 /  10   0  10  50
Iola            69  46  72  47 /  10   0  10  50
Parsons-KPPF    68  47  73  48 /  10   0  10  50

&&

.ICT WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...None.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM...CDJ
LONG TERM...CDJ
AVIATION...KED
FIRE WEATHER...CDJ



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