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FXUS63 KEAX 242348

648 PM CDT Thu Apr 24 2014

Issued at 225 PM CDT THU APR 24 2014

A rather active mid afternoon so I`ll be brief. The current activity
is the last round associated with a progressive upr lvl trough that
is now working into the WRN portion of the CWA. As such, the precip
will continue to move off to the east and should be out of the CWA
by early this evening along with clearing skies. Tomorrow will be a
stellar day despite breezy southwest winds. RH values should remain
high enough to mitigate the need for a red flag warning across our
WRN zones.

As for the weekend and the rest of the fcst period... a very large
upr lvl low will develop over the WRN CONUS and move toward our region.
As it does our chance for storms increases Saturday night through
Monday. At this time the latest suite of NWP depict the possibility
for SVR storms on Sunday and perhaps again on Monday. Sunday`s setup
could lead to widespread SVR, but it is unclear whether our CWA will
see the worst of it as a lot of things need to align - an that
remains unclear at this time. After Monday, the upper level system
ushers in cooler air and keeps the region unsettled with spotty light
rain showers. Dprog/Dt of the GFS and EC sfc temps for TUE and WED
have been slightly warmer so hopefully we can avoid a late frost.


.AVIATION...(For the 00Z TAFS through 00Z Friday Evening)
Issued at 643 PM CDT THU APR 24 2014

Low to middle altitude stratus deck will erode at the terminals
within the next couple hours with clear skies dominating the
remainder of the forecast period. Gust northwest winds will also
diminish as the evening/night proceeds. Winds will return from the
southwest early Friday morning and pick up in intensity through the
day to around 15 kts, with gusts up to 20-25 kts.





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