826  
FXUS01 KWBC 070758  
PMDSPD  
 
SHORT RANGE FORECAST DISCUSSION  
NWS WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK MD  
257 AM EST WED NOV 07 2018  
 
VALID 12Z WED NOV 07 2018 - 12Z FRI NOV 09 2018  
 
...SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUE IN THE SOUTHERN PLAINS  
THROUGH SOUTHEAST...  
 
...ACCUMULATING SNOW LIKELY FOR PARTS OF THE CENTRAL PLAINS WITH  
MUCH BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES...  
   
..FIRE WEATHER DANGER WILL BE A CONCERN FOR NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
 
 
OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS, A COLD FRONT WILL PUSH SLOWLY  
SOUTHWARD THROUGH TEXAS AND FARTHER EAST, WILL LINGER NEAR THE  
CENTRAL GULF COAST OVER THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY AND  
SOUTHEAST. ALONG THIS FRONT AND WITH MOIST AIR IN PLACE, SCATTERED  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE LIKELY. GENERALLY, 1 TO 2 INCHES OF  
RAIN IS EXPECTED ACROSS PARTS OF THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY AND  
SOUTHEAST THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING. MARGINAL RISKS OF FLASH FLOODING  
AND SEVERE WEATHER (PER THE STORM PREDICTION CENTER) ARE IN PLACE  
FOR THESE AREAS.  
 
COLD TEMPERATURES AND AN UPPER-LEVEL DISTURBANCE WILL LEAD TO  
ACCUMULATING SNOW ACROSS THE CENTRAL PLAINS ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT  
INTO THURSDAY. WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES ARE IN EFFECT THERE, AS  
2-6 INCHES OF SNOW IS FORECAST. LIGHT SNOW IS POSSIBLE FOR THE  
MIDDLE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY AS WELL. TEMPERATURES WILL BE MUCH BELOW  
AVERAGE FOR MOST OF THE PLAINS ON WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY, BY 15 TO  
25 DEGREES IN THE NORTHERN PLAINS ON WEDNESDAY AND IN THE CENTRAL  
PLAINS ON THURSDAY. LAKE EFFECT SNOW IS FORECAST FOR THE UPPER  
GREAT LAKES OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS, WITH LAKE EFFECT RAIN  
AND SNOW SHOWERS POSSIBLE IN THE LOWER GREAT LAKES. AS A LOW  
PRESSURE SYSTEM DEVELOPS, SNOW CHANCES IN THE GREAT LAKES REGION  
WILL INCREASE BY FRIDAY MORNING.  
 
IN THE WEST, SNOW IS EXPECTED ACROSS THE NORTHERN ROCKIES ON  
WEDNESDAY AS A STATIONARY FRONT LINGERS THERE, AND WINTER WEATHER  
ADVISORIES ARE IN EFFECT. THE REST OF THE WEST WILL REMAIN  
DRY--TOO DRY IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. FIRE WEATHER DANGER WILL RAMP  
UP THERE OVER THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS AS WINDS INCREASE AND RELATIVE  
HUMIDITIES ARE FORECAST TO BE ONLY 5-20%, EVEN AT NIGHTTIME.  
CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER IS OUTLOOKED FROM THE STORM PREDICTION  
CENTER, AND RED FLAG WARNINGS ARE IN EFFECT.  
 
TATE  
 
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