Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS63 KDVN 220536

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Quad Cities IA IL
1236 AM CDT Sun Apr 22 2018


Issued at 247 PM CDT Sat Apr 21 2018

At 2 PM CDT, the region is under mostly cloudy skies as a southern
plains disturbance brings lots of clouds to the upper midwest.
Temperatures are below normal mostly in the upper 50s to some
lower 60s. Weak high pressure to remain in place the next few days
of dry conditions and mostly slightly below normal temperatures.


.SHORT TERM...(This Evening through Sunday)
ISSUED AT 247 PM CDT Sat Apr 21 2018

Short Term Confidence Assessment...fair or near average with clouds
impacts on mins the main issue. If skies clear a bit tonight than
some area lows could be 3+ degrees too mild.

Tonight...mostly cloudy with mostly near normal temperatures of around
35 far north to near 45 far south with thicker clouds. Greatest risk
for colder mins is along and north of I-80. East winds 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday...partly sunny north to mostly cloudy far south with highs at
3 plus degrees warmer due to more sunshine. Highs mainly 60 to 65 degrees
expected or close to normal temperatures for late April. East winds
to continue at 5 to 15 mph.

.LONG TERM...(Sunday Night through Saturday)
ISSUED AT 247 PM CDT Sat Apr 21 2018

Forecast focus on near to below normal temperatures with little if
any rainfall.

Sunday night through Thursday:  Split flow regime with the storm
track across the southern states and across Canada. This should keep
our area mainly dry with temperatures about normal to a bit below
normal.  Highs will be in the upper 50s and 60s with lows in the
upper 30s and 40s.

Thursday night and Friday: Upper level trough and cold front arrive
bringing a chance of rain. It will be cooler with highs in the 50s
and lows in the 30s.

Saturday: Warmer again with highs in the 60s.


.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Sunday Night)
ISSUED AT 1236 AM CDT Sun Apr 22 2018

VFR conditions will prevail through the forecast period with high
pressure ridge to the north and east and a storm system centered
in the Lower MS Valley. This will result in generally east winds
around 10 knots and overcast mid/high level clouds through this
taf cycle.




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