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FXUS01 KWBC 080753  
PMDSPD  
 
SHORT RANGE FORECAST DISCUSSION  
NWS WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK MD  
352 AM EDT TUE MAY 8 2018  
 
VALID 12Z TUE MAY 8 2018 - 12Z THU MAY 10 2018  
   
..A QUIETER WEATHER PATTERN ACROSS MOST OF THE NATION
 
 
MOST OF THE EASTERN U.S. WILL ENJOY PARTLY CLOUDY CONDITIONS FOR  
THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK WITH THE FRONTAL ZONE MOVING OFFSHORE AND  
SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE BUILDING INTO THE REGION. TEMPERATURES ARE  
EXPECTED TO BE NEAR NORMAL THROUGH WEDNESDAY BEFORE WARMER WEATHER  
AND HIGHER HUMIDITY ARRIVES BY THE END OF THE WEEK. ACROSS THE  
NORTH-CENTRAL U.S., A SURFACE LOW TRACKING EASTWARD ACROSS SOUTH  
DAKOTA AND THE UPPER MIDWEST WILL SUPPORT SCATTERED SHOWERS AND  
STORMS, WITH RAINFALL AMOUNTS APPROACHING AN INCH FOR PARTS OF  
MINNESOTA, IOWA, AND WISCONSIN. SOME STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL  
ALSO BE POSSIBLE AS THIS DISTURBANCE PASSES THROUGH THE REGION.  
 
ACROSS THE WEST, SCATTERED SHOWERS AND A FEW STORMS ARE EXPECTED  
FROM THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST TO THE NORTHERN INTERMOUNTAIN  
WEST/ROCKIES BY TUESDAY NIGHT AND INTO WEDNESDAY AS A COLD FRONT  
MOVES IN FROM THE EASTERN PACIFIC. LOCALLY ENHANCED HEAVIER  
RAINFALL IS POSSIBLE FOR THE WINDWARD TERRAIN. FARTHER TO THE  
SOUTH OVER THE DESERT SOUTHWEST, HOT WEATHER WILL CONTINUE  
UNDERNEATH UPPER LEVEL RIDGING, WITH TEMPERATURES NEAR OR SLIGHTLY  
ABOVE 100 DEGREES FOR THE LOWER ELEVATIONS OF ARIZONA, SOUTHERN  
NEVADA, AND EASTERN CALIFORNIA.  
 
D. HAMRICK  
 
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