Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS North Platte, NE

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service North Platte NE
652 PM CDT Sat Sep 14 2019

.SHORT TERM...(This evening through Sunday night)
Issued at 128 PM CDT Sat Sep 14 2019

Upper level ridging aloft will nudge north across the area from
the Southern Plains tonight into Sunday. At the surface, low
pressure will deepen Sunday along the lee of the Rockies with a
tightening pressure gradient across the area. This will cause
winds to increase from the southeast, drawing higher dew points
(humidity) back into the area. Expect temperatures to warm a few
more degrees Sunday with highs topping out in the upper 80s to
lower 90s. Continued south to southeast winds and the increased
moisture will keep lows mild Sunday the 60s.

.LONG TERM...(Monday through Saturday)
Issued at 128 PM CDT Sat Sep 14 2019

Southwest flow aloft will become established across the central
portions of the country this upcoming week. This is in response to
a series of upper troughs that will be moving onto the west coast
and then move northeast across the northern Rockies into the far
Northern Plains. Very warm weather is expected the first of the
week, with highs in the middle to upper 80s. There is a chance for
a few scattered thunderstorms Tuesday night as the area is brushed
by one of the shortwave troughs, but expect the majority of any
precipitation to remain northwest of the area.

By weeks end the pattern could become more active. Better upper
level dynamics will combine with a slow moving cold front and
provide a focus for thunderstorm development. The ECMWF is
becoming more wet for this time period, and we`ll closely monitor
the model trends with all the recent rainfall across the area.
Highs will settle back a few degrees during this time with highs
in the upper 70s to mid 80s.


.AVIATION...(For the 00Z TAFS through 00Z Sunday evening)
Issued at 648 PM CDT Sat Sep 14 2019

VFR with only scattered high cirrus clouds are expected tonight
into Sunday. Winds will be light tonight but begin to increase
from the south to southeast on Sunday with gusts approaching 25 kt
across northern Nebraska Sunday afternoon.




LONG TERM...Taylor
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