Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Flagstaff, AZ

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FXUS65 KFGZ 281621

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ
921 AM MST Sat Mar 28 2020

.SYNOPSIS...Dry conditions with warmer temperatures are expected
through tonight. A slight chance of showers returns Sunday for
areas north of interstate 40. Dry and much warmer weather is in
store from Monday through Friday across northern Arizona.


Skies are clear across northern Arizona this morning, and should
remain that way through mid afternoon. Then, mid and high level
cloud cover to increase from west to east. The short term forecast
is on track with no updates needed.


.PREV DISCUSSION /422 AM MST/... Though the morning will start out
quite cold in many locations, warmer temperatures and dry weather
will return today.

A shortwave will cross the state Sunday into early Monday
bringing a slight chance of rain and snow showers from I-40
northward. Little or no snow accumulation is anticipated.

Temperatures are forecast to warm up even more into next week,
becoming 5 to 10 degrees above normal, as dry conditions persist.


.AVIATION...For the 18Z package...VFR conditions will prevail
through the period. Mid and high level clouds will increase from
west to east later today into Sunday. Light west to southwest winds
can be expected. Aviation discussion not updated for TAF amendments.


.FIRE WEATHER...High temperatures will recover 5 to 10 degrees
today, with mostly sunny skies and generally light winds. A weak
weather disturbance will bring southwest breezes and increasing
clouds on Sunday, with a chance of rain and snow showers north of
the I-40 corridor.

Monday through Wednesday...Expect dry conditions and a strong
warming trend for the start of the week. Winds will be light each






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