Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KICT 231743
AFDICT

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Wichita KS
1243 PM 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 18Z TAFS through 18Z Tuesday afternoon)
Issued at 1235 PM CDT Mon Apr 23 2018

VFR will prevail through the period with light and variable winds.
Diurnallly driven cu around 5 kft are expected to impact portons
of central KS this afternoon with some transient mid clouds over
portions of southeast and south central KS. Ceilings will lower
toward the end of the period across central KS as a shortwave
trough approaches from the northwest but any precipitation should
come after the 24-hr period.

&&

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

&&

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

$$

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



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