766  
FXUS01 KWBC 251956  
PMDSPD  
 
SHORT RANGE FORECAST DISCUSSION  
NWS WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK MD  
356 PM EDT SAT AUG 25 2018  
 
VALID 00Z SUN AUG 26 2018 - 00Z TUE AUG 28 2018  
 
...HEAVY RAIN EXPECTED FOR THE NORTH-CENTRAL U.S. AND BUILDING  
HEAT ACROSS THE EASTERN STATES...  
 
AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH IS EXPECTED ACROSS THE NORTHWESTERN U.S. AND  
THE DAKOTAS THROUGH THE BEGINNING OF THE WEEK AND AN UPPER LEVEL  
RIDGE BUILDING ACROSS THE EASTERN THIRD OF THE NATION. AN ACTIVE  
FRONTAL ZONE WILL EXIST FROM THE CENTRAL PLAINS TO THE GREAT LAKES  
REGION WITH MULTIPLE LOW PRESSURE CENTERS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP  
ALONG THE BOUNDARY. THE MAIN CONSEQUENCE OF THIS WILL MANIFEST AS  
HEAVY RAINFALL EXTENDING FROM MINNESOTA TO MICHIGAN THROUGH  
TUESDAY AFTERNOON, AND THE WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER HAS DEPICTED  
A SLIGHT RISK OF EXCESSIVE RAINFALL FOR PORTIONS OF THIS REGION.  
THERE IS ALSO A THREAT OF SOME SEVERE STORMS OVER THIS SAME  
GENERAL REGION PER THE LATEST CONVECTIVE OUTLOOK FROM THE STORM  
PREDICTION CENTER.  
 
INCREASING HEAT AND HUMIDITY WILL BE MAKING WEATHER HEADLINES FOR  
THE BEGINNING OF THE WEEK AS THE UPPER LEVEL RIDGE AND BERMUDA  
HIGH GOVERN THE PATTERN. NUMEROUS AREAS WILL LIKELY ACHIEVE HIGH  
TEMPERATURES WELL INTO THE 90S WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR SOME RECORD  
HIGHS TO BE ESTABLISHED. HEAT ADVISORIES ARE LIKELY FOR MANY  
AREAS OF THE EAST COAST BEFORE RELIEF ARRIVES LATER IN THE WEEK.  
 
ELSEWHERE ACROSS THE NATION, SMOKE FROM THE NUMEROUS WILDFIRES  
ACROSS THE NORTHWEST U.S. WILL CONTINUE TO RUIN THE AIR QUALITY  
AND THEREFORE AIR QUALITY ALERTS ARE CURRENTLY IN EFFECT FOR MANY  
AREAS. LOCALLY REDUCED VISIBILITIES AND VERY HAZY CONDITIONS ARE  
EXPECTED, ESPECIALLY DOWNWIND OF ANY MAJOR WILDFIRES. SOME  
LINGERING MONSOONAL MOISTURE IS EXPECTED ACROSS PARTS OF THE  
SOUTHERN ROCKIES, BUT MOST OF THE INTERMOUNTAIN WEST SHOULD REMAIN  
DRY.  
 
D. HAMRICK  
 
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