Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Flagstaff, AZ

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ
953 AM MST Wed Apr 25 2018

.SYNOPSIS...Expect above normal temperatures and generally light
winds today and Thursday. Southwest winds begin to increase
Friday, along with a chance of showers and thunderstorms over far
eastern Arizona into Saturday. Windy, mainly dry and somewhat
cooler conditions are expected for the remainder of the weekend
and into early next week.

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.UPDATE...
No significant changes this morning as warm and breezy conditions
develop again today behind a weak cold front that moved across the
region overnight and early this morning.


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.PREV DISCUSSION /405 AM MST/... Daytime temperatures at well
above normal levels will continue for the next several days. Winds
will be rather light given the season for today and Thursday, but
are likely to ramp up over the weekend and into early next week.
Models are indicating moisture being drawn up into eastern AZ,
with chances for showers and thunderstorms by Friday and Saturday.
Cooler, unsettled, and breezy to windy conditions are then
forecast for the remainder of the 7-day forecast.

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.AVIATION...For the 18Z package...Expect VFR conditions across
northern Arizona for the next 24 hours under high level clouds.
Surface winds will begin to shift south southwesterly at 5-15 kts
in the afternoon hours before decreasing around sunset. Aviation
discussion not updated for TAF amendments.

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.FIRE WEATHER...Warm and dry conditions will continue through
Thursday with typical spring afternoon breezes. A slight chance of
high based showers and thunderstorms late Thursday over the Kaibab
and White Mountains area.

Friday through Sunday...Friday and Saturday has a chance of high
based showers and thunderstorms across portions of northern and
eastern Arizona. A drier air mass will move in Sunday. Breezy
southwest winds Friday will increase Saturday and Sunday with an
approaching trough from the west. Daytime temperatures will
gradually cool to near normal by Sunday.

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.FGZ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...NONE.

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$$

PUBLIC...Suk/KD
AVIATION...Suk
FIRE WEATHER...DB


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