Area Forecast Discussion
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AFDICT

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Wichita KS
1139 PM CDT Tue May 22 2018

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Friday night)
Issued at 326 PM CDT Tue May 22 2018

Tonight-Wednesday:
Little in way of weather tonight as light south flow continues.
Majority of models indicate precipitation chances generally east
of I-35 tomorrow, mainly associated with influx of slightly richer
low level moisture. Anticipate some precipitation will probably
develop, most likely in the afternoon due to the additional boost
from heating, but suspect coverage may be spotty.

Thursday-Friday Night:
Small precipitation chances during the day Thursday. With
GFS/ECMWF suggesting a decent shortwave trough moving through flow
Thursday night, storms on periphery of cap look likely. GFS moves
remnant MCS across the area 0600 UTC-1200 UTC Friday. This is
likely due to its stronger 850MB flow and smaller cap compared to
the ECMWF, which keeps remnants well northeast of the area.
Temperatures remain a bit above normal. Weak warm air advection
and potential surface boundary lead both GFS/ECMWF to generate
storms Friday night as well. -Howerton

.LONG TERM...(Saturday through Tuesday)
Issued at 326 PM CDT Tue May 22 2018

Summertime pattern with ridge aloft building slowly over the
region. With low level moisture lingering, may see diurnal stray
storms, but predictability is low. Unfortunately these stray
convective QPF bullseyes impact initialization grids so
precipitation forecasts are likely a bit optimistic on rain
chances. -Howerton

&&

.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Wednesday night)
Issued at 1139 PM CDT Tue May 22 2018

VFR conditions expected to prevail thru the forecast valid period
along with a modest south to southeast surface flow. A weak mid-
level low pressure area will drift north from the Ozarks on
Wednesday. This may help promote isolated diurnally driven
convection primarily across southeast Kansas.

KED

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Wichita-KICT    65  87  67  89 /   0  10  10  20
Hutchinson      65  88  66  89 /   0   0  10  20
Newton          64  86  66  88 /   0  10  10  20
ElDorado        65  84  66  86 /   0  20  10  20
Winfield-KWLD   65  85  66  87 /   0  30  10  20
Russell         66  89  66  90 /   0   0  10  20
Great Bend      66  88  65  89 /   0   0  10  20
Salina          66  89  67  90 /   0   0  10  10
McPherson       65  88  66  89 /   0   0  10  20
Coffeyville     66  85  66  86 /   0  40  10  30
Chanute         64  85  66  86 /   0  30  10  30
Iola            65  85  66  85 /   0  30  10  30
Parsons-KPPF    65  85  66  86 /   0  40  10  30

&&

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

$$

SHORT TERM...PJH
LONG TERM...PJH
AVIATION...KED



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