Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS North Platte, NE

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FXUS63 KLBF 190513

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service North Platte NE
1213 AM CDT Thu Apr 19 2018

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Thursday)
Issued at 315 PM CDT Wed Apr 18 2018

Tonight, The upper level low will continues to slowly move east
across the Ohio valley region tonight into Thursday. This will
continue to move the thick cloud layer and gusty winds along with
it. As winds diminish tonight with areas of low stratus moving into
the area after midnight. Some areas of patchy fog may develop
towards sunrise in northern Nebraska, mainly along parts of the
South Dakota/Nebraska border.

Tomorrow, An upper level ridge will build across western Nebraska
bringing mild temperatures across parts of western and southwest
Nebraska. Winds will also be much lighter out of the southeast,
with no precipitation expected.

.LONG TERM...(Thursday night through Wednesday)
Issued at 315 PM CDT Wed Apr 18 2018

Models in fair agreement today for the mid and long term
solutions. Widespread rain continues across the forecast through
Friday night into Saturday with higher chances and qpf across
southwest Nebraska. Upper low dives into the Texas Panhandle and
then moves east across Oklahoma through the day on Saturday with
lessening amounts of precipitation occurring across southern
Nebraska. Sunday ridge builds in behind the upper low with highs
rebounding into the 60s, Next northern stream system moving across
the northern plains Monday into Tuesday with a mix of
precipitation possible through the early morning hours.


.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Thursday night)
Issued at 1212 AM CDT Thu Apr 19 2018

Fairly quiet aviation conditions expected over the next day.
Mostly clear skies will continue through Thursday at both
terminals. For KVTN, there`s a chance of some patchy fog
developing early Thursday morning as low level moisture moves into
the region. Visibility restrictions down to 2 SM should be
expected. Winds will begin to increase at both KLBF and KVTN late
Thursday ahead of the next system.




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