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Area Forecast Discussion...UPDATED
National Weather Service North Platte NE
520 AM CST Wed Feb 26 2020

.SHORT TERM...(Today through Thursday)
Issued at 309 AM CST Wed Feb 26 2020

The main concern with this forecast period is precipitation
chances for Thursday morning. A disturbance will moves into the
area late Wednesday into early Thursday. This will be a quick
moving system so not expecting too much in accumulating
precipitation and coverage will be isolated. Moisture is limited
with the system, however there may be some isolated terrain
enhancement across southern SD into the northern Sandhills that
will produce light snow accumulations, less than half an inch
expected at this time. As the system continues to move south
across the forecast area, little or no precipitation is expected,
so did not add precipitation chances outside of the northern
Sandhills, along the SD border.

Temperatures will remain cool today and tomorrow with the colder
air mass in place, highs only in the 30s and 40s, which is around
5 to 10 degrees below normal.

.LONG TERM...(Thursday night through Tuesday)
Issued at 309 AM CST Wed Feb 26 2020

High pressure begins to build across the western CONUS Friday and
will continue to move eastward, with the upper level trough moving
in the northeast CONUS, thus pushing the colder air farther east.
Warmer air continues to spread into the region with highs remain
in the 50s and 60s through the weekend.

A weak cold front will move through the area Sunday night, only cooling
temperatures for Monday 5 to 10 degrees. Rain and snow is possible
Monday into Monday night, however at this time it is too early to
anticipate amounts. Then another disturbance will move through
Monday night, bringing more precipitation chances for Monday into


.AVIATION...(For the 12Z TAFS through 12Z Thursday morning)
Issued at 519 AM CST Wed Feb 26 2020

Areas of MVFR ceilings underway across western and north central
Nebraska this morning. By virtue of vertical mixing, flight
conditions are expected to improve to VFR by 18z.

VFR is expected throughout the region this afternoon and this

From 06z tonight through 12z Thursday, MVFR ceilings/visibility
restrictions in isolated to scattered -SHSN are expected to affect
areas along and north of hgihway 20.





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