Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS La Crosse, WI

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FXUS63 KARX 152320

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service La Crosse WI
620 PM CDT Thu Mar 15 2018

.SHORT TERM...(This Evening through Friday)
ISSUED AT 400 PM CDT Thu Mar 15 2018

Tonight: High pressure across the Upper Mississippi Valley will
bring clear skies and rather light winds to the ARX cwa.
Temperatures will be on the chilly side with lows ranging from the
single digits in the chimney to the teens and lower 20s

Friday: A storm system will be tracking out of the southern
Rockies into Kansas. There will be plenty of sunshine in the
morning with an increase of high level clouds during the
afternoon. Maximum temperatures should push into the 40s at most

.LONG TERM...(Friday Night through Thursday)
ISSUED AT 400 PM CDT Thu Mar 15 2018

A wintry mix south of Interstate 90 Friday night into Saturday
morning otherwise little if any precipitation in the long term.

Friday night into Saturday morning: Storm system will be pushing
across MO keeping the bulk of the precipitation across IA and IL.
However, locations south of Interstate 90 in the ARX cwa may see a
wintry mix of light snow, freezing rain and rain. Any
accumulations of snow or ice should be minor.

Saturday afternoon through next Thursday: Deep upper level trough
anchored in the northeast United States, and ridging in the Upper
Mississippi Valley should keep the storm track well south of the
area. This means little if any precipitation with near seasonal
temperatures. Highs will be mainly in the 40s with lows mainly in
the 20s.


.AVIATION...(For the 00Z TAFS through 00Z Friday evening)
Issued at 620 PM CDT Thu Mar 15 2018

High pressure will dominate the regional weather pattern through
17.00Z, resulting in mostly clear/sunny skies at TAF airfields.
Light north-northeast wind this evening will gradually turn to the
east-northeast later tonight and into Friday. An increasing
pressure gradient in response to developing low pressure across
NE/KS will result in increasing speeds Friday afternoon,
especially at KRST where gusts into the lower 20 kt range are




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