Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KICT 230703
AFDICT

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Wichita KS
203 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 06Z TAFS through 06Z Monday night)
Issued at 1141 PM CDT Sun Apr 22 2018

As of the issuance of the 06Z TAFs, VFR conditions have returned
to all area airports. However, pesky low clouds are continuing to
linger just to our east as the upper low has slowed and nearly
stalled. Some MVFR cigs are continuing to wrap around into
far southeast Kansas and may temporarily impact KCNU. Thus, a
tempo group was included for this site. Otherwise, expect VFR
conditions to prevail as ceilings continue to improve and clouds
continue to break up throughout the rest of the night and into
Monday morning. North/northeasterly winds are expected to remain
fairly light throughout the 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    45  70  47  70 /  10   0   0  20
Hutchinson      44  70  45  66 /   0   0   0  40
Newton          44  70  46  68 /  10   0   0  30
ElDorado        45  69  46  71 /  20   0   0  20
Winfield-KWLD   45  70  46  72 /  20   0   0  10
Russell         41  71  44  59 /   0   0  10  60
Great Bend      41  71  45  61 /   0   0  10  60
Salina          44  71  44  66 /   0   0   0  50
McPherson       44  70  44  66 /   0   0   0  40
Coffeyville     48  68  46  74 /  20  10   0  10
Chanute         47  68  46  73 /  20  10   0  10
Iola            46  69  46  72 /  20  10   0  10
Parsons-KPPF    48  68  47  73 /  20  10   0  10

&&

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

$$

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



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