Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KLKN 302050

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Elko NV
150 PM PDT Fri Oct 30 2020

.SYNOPSIS...Sunny and seasonably warm days with crisp nights
will continue for the next few days.


.SHORT TERM...Tonight through Sunday. A dry upper trough will make
its way through northern and central Nevada through the rest of
the evening. This will bring some slight cooling for tomorrow with
highs in the 60s to maybe near 70 degrees. Overnight lows will be
in the 20s.

An upper level ridge will reestablish itself Sunday and this will
lead to several degrees of warming. Highs will be in the mid 60s
to low 70s with light winds and plenty of sunshine.

.LONG TERM...Sunday night through Friday. The upper level ridge
will maintain its grip on the forecast area through at least
midweek. This will result in beautiful fall-like weather each day
with highs in the mid to upper 60s to low to mid 70s for each
afternoon. Overnight lows will be cool with readings in the 20s.

By Wednesday, the ridge flattens in response to an upper level
storm system in the Gulf of Alaska. Highs are still forecast to be
in the 60s and 70s but winds will become more breezy. Overnight
lows will be in the 20s.

Thursday and Friday, the upper level system will be moving to the
southeast with southwest flow occurring over Nevada. Breezy to
windy will be the rule both afternoons with highs in the 60s and
70s and lows in the 20s. This system will be a pattern changer for
the region and confidence is increasing that cooler temperatures
are on the way, with the possibility of some rain and/or high
elevation snow.


.AVIATION...Look for VFR conditions through the next 24 hour


.FIRE WEATHER...Look for quiet and dry weather through the weekend
and into next week as a ridge of high pressure builds back into
the area. Winds will be light, though by middle week, some
afternoon breezes may be possible in the north, with some gusts of
20-25 mph. Looking ahead to next weekend, it may get interesting
with a possible storm system that may bring rain/snow to the area
along with breezy to windy conditions and colder temperatures.




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