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|Sunrise 6:43AM||Sunset 8:53PM||Friday August 7, 2020 8:09 AM CDT (13:09 UTC)||Moonrise 10:15PM||Moonset 9:32AM||Illumination 87%|
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Area Forecast Discussion . UPDATED National Weather Service North Platte NE 628 AM CDT Fri Aug 7 2020
SHORT TERM. (Today through Saturday) Issued at 355 AM CDT Fri Aug 7 2020
This morning there is a possibility for patchy fog in low lying areas in southwest and north central Nebraska. Current observations show dew point depressions of less than 5 degrees in those areas. However, gusty winds early this morning may lead to sufficient mixing to hinder fog formation.
Today and tonight will see a break from thunderstorm activity in western and north central Nebraska. The upper level ridge axis will continue to move east, becoming centered over the Mississippi River by Friday evening. An upper level disturbance will move east across this pattern and cross over Nebraska in the afternoon and evening. However, as 850 mb temperatures reach over 30 degrees celsius, a temperature inversion will form throughout the day between 850 mb and 700 mb. This cap will be the primary inhibiting factor for thunderstorm development today. With the lack of any storm development, skies should remain mostly clear in the afternoon and surface temperatures will reach the upper 90s in the eastern panhandle.
Saturday is more promising for thunderstorm activity. An upper level disturbance will move east off of the Rockies into Nebraska starting Saturday afternoon. At the surface, a cold front extends from South Dakota into Nebraska and slowly moves east. This front will be the focal point of thunderstorm development. Southeasterly surface flow associated with a low pressure system will bring ample surface moisture into the area. SBCAPE values of over 3500 J/kg will also move in from the southeast, more than adequate for storm development. Surface to 6 km shear of over 30 knots and consistent warm air advection from the surface to 8 km are also supportive of storm development. As this moist and unstable air reaches the cold front, there will be ample lift to trigger a line of thunderstorms in the evening. A low level jet is expected to develop Saturday evening, which will help sustain storm development late into the overnight hours. Areas most likely to be impacted by these storms are north central and southwest Nebraska, as the airmass reaches the front in that area in the early evening. Given the strong shear, large hail and strong outflow winds are likely with these storms.
LONG TERM. (Saturday night through Thursday) Issued at 355 AM CDT Fri Aug 7 2020
Upper level flow will become zonal after Saturday, with weak disturbances moving along the pattern through the week. While POPs will be low, thunderstorms cannot be ruled out during the afternoon from Sunday through Thursday due to these disturbances. After the passage of the cold front on Sunday, high temperatures on Monday will be in the low 80s across the area. Highs will gradually climb back into the low 90s through the rest of the forecast period, peaking on Wednesday and Thursday with the passage of a warm front. Dew points will reach their lowest point on Monday, dropping into the upper 40s to low 50s for portions of western Nebraska and the Sandhills. After Monday they will slowly climb back into the upper 50s to low 60s.
AVIATION. (For the 12Z TAFS through 12Z Saturday morning) Issued at 628 AM CDT Fri Aug 7 2020
The area of IFR/local LIFR ceilings across parts of swrn and ncntl Nebraska is expected to mix out to VFR fairly rapidly this morning with widespread VFR by 17z. There is a chance these low ceilings will return 10z-12z Saturday morning, generally affecting ncntl Nebraska.
There is also a slight chance, less than 15 percent, that isolated thunderstorms will form late this afternoon or this evening across nrn Nebraska. Otherwise, VFR is expected across wrn and ncntl Nebraska today and tonight.
LBF WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. None.
SHORT TERM . Meltzer/Stoppkotte LONG TERM . Meltzer/Stoppkotte AVIATION . CDC
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