Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS North Platte, NE

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FXUS63 KLBF 221200

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service North Platte NE
700 AM CDT Sun Sep 22 2019

.SHORT TERM...(Today through Monday)
Issued at 356 AM CDT Sun Sep 22 2019

Isolated rain showers and thunderstorms will continue to move
northeast across north central and southwest Nebraska over the next
couple hours. Rain will be completely east of our area by 10AM CDT
with dry weather returning for the remainder of the near-term.
Temperatures remain cooler on Sunday with highs only rising into the
low to mid 70s. Temperatures will begin a warming trend on Monday
with highs rising into the low 80s for most locations.

.LONG TERM...(Monday night through Saturday)
Issued at 356 AM CDT Sun Sep 22 2019

Quiet weather will continue through much of the extended period. One
exception will be early Tuesday morning as a weak disturbance moves
across the central Plains. At this time, the best chance for
precipitation with this system will be to our south and east.
However, portions of Frontier and Custer counties could see a brief
isolated shower or thunderstorm. Storms will be brief and quickly
move off to the east with little impacts expected across the north
central Nebraska region.

Otherwise a dry forecast remains on track through the end of the
week when a developing low pressure system over Kansas could bring
some rain or thunderstorms on Thursday night through Friday night.
Timing and locations for thunderstorm development is still
uncertain. Therefore, will only put in a low chance PoP during this
forecast issuance. Details with the end of the week system will be
fine-tuned over the next several days. Stay tuned to future
forecasts for updates.

Temperatures for the extended period continue to be warm in the
upper 70s and mid 80s on Tuesday. Beyond Tuesday, temperatures will
drop back into the upper 60s to mid 70s through the end of the week.
Overnight low temperatures will be in the 50s for most locations
through Thursday night. The exception will be north of a line from
Oshkosh to Valentine where nighttime temperatures could drop into
the mid to upper 40s. The coldest day for all locations will be on
Wednesday night when nighttime temperatures are expected to drop in
the low 40s across the far northwest counties (Sheridan and northern
Cherry) and into the mid 40s elsewhere.


.AVIATION...(For the 12Z TAFS through 12Z Monday morning)
Issued at 621 AM CDT Sun Sep 22 2019

Latest radar display shows lingering light rain showers across
north central NEB moving east. Ceilings are generally high-end VFR
(7 kft or greater), except isolated low stratus evident on
satellite imagery across far southwest and the southeast
Panhandle. VFR conditions should prevail the next 24 hrs with
mostly sunny skies expected area-wide by early afternoon; the
limited low stratus should clear off by early this morning.
Otherwise, the remaining showers should end within the next 1-3
hrs with fair conditions prevailing thereafter.




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