Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS North Platte, NE

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FXUS63 KLBF 091807

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service North Platte NE
107 PM CDT Fri Jun 9 2023

Issued at 355 AM CDT Fri Jun 9 2023

Key Messages:

- Thunderstorms are possible tonight with the best chances in the
eastern half of the CWA.

- A cold front will enter northern Nebraska Saturday afternoon and
will traverse the area Saturday night, bringing a good chance for
precipitation to the area.

- Other than isolated showers in far SW Nebraska Sunday, most areas
will be cooler and dry.

H5 analysis from this evening had an area of low pressure over New
England with a trough extending south into the Carolinas and Eastern
Tennessee. A messy ridge of high pressure extended from western
Texas into the northern high plains and southern Saskatchewan. West
of this feature, low pressure was located over northern Nevada.
Underneath the ridge, a couple of weak disturbances, had led to
thunderstorms over central Colorado and the eastern Dakotas
overnight. At the surface, low pressure was located over west
central South Dakota. A stationary front extended to the south
southeast of this feature through Nebraska, roughly along a line
from Ainsworth, to Broken Bow to Holdrege. Overnight some mid to
high clouds were in the vicinity of this feature, with mainly clear
skies elsewhere. Readings as of 2 AM CT, ranged from 58 degrees at
Gordon to 69 degrees at O`Neill.


.SHORT TERM...(Today through Saturday night)
Issued at 355 AM CDT Fri Jun 9 2023

Precipitation chances
will be the main forecast challenge over the next 36 hours. For
today, the before mentioned stationary front will move little
through this evening. With afternoon heating, SB CAPE will reach
3000 to 3550 J/KG along a corridor from O`Neill south into south
central Nebraska. LI`s will also reach -7 to -9C this afternoon in
these areas. With little to no CIN noted by mid afternoon, storms
are expected to fire INVOF the surface boundary. As for the severe
threat, it appears to be very limited this afternoon, with forecast
0-6 KM wind shear on the order of 10 to 15 KTS this afternoon. As
for pops late this afternoon/evening, will keep these highest INVOF
the front. For locations further west, will continue with lower pops
with this forecast package. This is for a very weakly capped
environment and plenty of low level instability. Better chances for
precipitation will arrive on Saturday/Saturday night as a cold front
approaches the region from the north. Once again, the severe threat
appears very limited as deep layer shear of 10 to 15 KTS is noted in
the latest NAM12 soln. Now for tonight and Saturday night, there
appears to be a limited threat for heavy rain. This is based on very
weak mid level winds which will support slow movement of the more
organized storms. ATTM, the threat for heavy rain appears to be best
in the far eastern CWA tonight and across the western CWA on
Saturday night. Based on the latest HRRR (06z) run and 00z hi res
NAM, storm coverage appears to be scattered tonight and more
widespread on Saturday night which would favor a greater threat for
heavy rain.

.LONG TERM...(Sunday through Thursday)
Issued at 355 AM CDT Fri Jun 9 2023

On Sunday, the front will push south and west of the area.
Surface high pressure will build south from the Dakotas into
northern Nebraska. This will lead to dry conditions Sunday with
the exception of far SW Nebraska which will be in closer proximity
to the surface front. Precipitation chances will then increase
from west to east Monday into Tuesday as the frontal boundary
tries to push east as a warm front. Precipitation chances will be
highly dependent on how long an upper level low persists over the
LP of Michigan. As the upper level low retreats east into the Mid-
Atlantic and New England later next week, the threat for
precipitation will expand further east into the remainder of the
forecast area. Temperatures will also climb back into the 80s.
This is after highs in the 70s Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.


.AVIATION...(For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Saturday afternoon)
Issued at 104 PM CDT Fri Jun 9 2023

VFR conditions will prevail through the rest of this afternoon.
Some isolated showers and thunderstorms are possible this
evening, but confidence in development and coverage remains low.
Some light fog is possible across northern Nebraska preceding the
showers lasting into mid Saturday morning.




SHORT TERM...Buttler
LONG TERM...Buttler
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