Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KLKN 252102

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Elko NV
202 PM PDT Wed Apr 25 2018

.SYNOPSIS...Strong high pressure building over the region will
bring warming temperatures and dry weather the next couple of
days. A storm system will bring a chance of showers and
thunderstorms with cooler temperatures over the weekend.


.SHORT TERM...Today through Saturday.

Strong high pressure builds over the region bringing dry weather
and warming temperatures over the next couple of days. In fact
many areas will see temperatures climb into the lower 80s on
Thursday or Friday. An upper low will approach and begin to mover
into NV on Friday which will provide enough moisture and
instability for isolated thunderstorms over portions of northern
NV during the afternoon. The upper low will also produce breezy
south winds across central NV Friday. By Saturday the system will
be moving across northern NV bringing further instability and
moisture into the region. This will promote a more widespread
coverage in convection. Even then most of the activity will still
be mainly to the north of highway 50. Total accumulations from the
precipitation will be fairly light outside any convective core of
thunderstorms. Cooler air will translate across NV with this
system with highs falling back into the 50s and 60s.

.LONG TERM...Saturday night through next Wednesday. Low pressure
centered just north of NV Saturday evening, transitions to a
deepening trough Sunday into early next week across the region.
Expect mostly cloudy conditions with scattered showers through
Monday night. Showers end from west to east on Tuesday as the
trough exits to the east. High temperatures will be generally
5-10 degrees below normal Sunday through Tuesday, with overnight
lows near to slightly above normal through Wednesday morning due
to cloud cover.

High pressure pushes inland along the west coast on Wednesday
resulting in warmer conditions across the CWA, with the last of
the showers ending across far eastern NV by Wednesday afternoon.


.AVIATION...VFR conditions expected at all terminals the next 24




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