Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Quad Cities, IA IL

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FXUS63 KDVN 231914

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Quad Cities IA IL
214 PM CDT Mon Apr 23 2018

Issued at 153 PM CDT Mon Apr 23 2018

Remarkably quiet and overall dry pattern with near seasonable temperatures
are noted at 2 PM CDT. Temperatures are mostly in the upper 60s to
around 70F. Upstream energy is NW keeping region near to slightly below
normal temperatures and little or no precipitation the next several


.SHORT TERM...(This Evening through Tuesday)
ISSUED AT 153 PM CDT Mon Apr 23 2018

Short Term Forecast Confidence Assessment...good or above average with
little sensible weather issues. Low and high temperatures should be
mostly within 3 degrees of forecast with favored low lying areas in
NW portions seeing mins a few degrees cooler than forecast.

Tonight...nice spring night with mostly clear skies northwest and and
partly cloudy to mostly cloudy southwest. Mins forecast a decent gradient
with upper 30s NW to upper 40s SE where more clouds are with NE winds
of 5 to 10 mph.

Tuesday...Another nice day similar to today with winds a bit lighter.
Highs probably within 3 degrees of todays highs or within 3 degrees
of 70 degrees.

.LONG TERM...(Tuesday Night through Monday)
ISSUED AT 153 PM CDT Mon Apr 23 2018

Long Term Forecast Confidence Assessment...good or above average due
to no major systems. Biggest issue to be cold front passing Thursday
night into Friday with POP chances and if see any embedded storms
that should be non-severe.

Tuesday night through Thursday...mostly fair to fair with little or
no precipitation. Highs mostly lower to middle 60s and lows 35 to 45
Tuesday night and mostly 30s on Wednesday night. Chance of rain and
some embedded thunder late PM hours as cold front approaches with scattered
light amounts suggest less than a quarter inch.

Thursday front passes with rain and possibly some embedded
thunder early of light amounts. Then, skies to clear by morning resulting
in mins upper 30s to mid 40s SE.

Friday through Monday...mostly fair with a slowly warming trend. Highs
upper 50s to mid 60s Friday rising into the upper 60s to mid 70s by
Monday. Mins 35 to 45 rising to 45 to 55 degrees Sunday and Monday


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Tuesday Afternoon)
ISSUED AT 1222 PM CDT Mon Apr 23 2018

Generally fair skies and VFR conditions expected through the
period with northeast winds of 5 to 15 as high pressure dominates.





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