713  
FXUS01 KWBC 280648  
PMDSPD  
 
SHORT RANGE FORECAST DISCUSSION  
NWS WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK MD  
248 AM EDT THU MAR 28 2019  
 
VALID 12Z THU MAR 28 2019 - 12Z SAT MAR 30 2019  
 
...STRONG THUNDERSTORMS AND HEAVY RAIN POSSIBLE ACROSS THE MIDDLE  
OF THE COUNTRY...  
 
...TRANQUIL WEATHER PATTERN OVER THE SOUTHERN AND EASTERN U.S.  
WITH A GRADUAL WARM-UP AND LIMITED PRECIPITATION...  
 
A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL PASS THROUGH THE ROCKIES TODAY BRINGING  
ACCUMULATING SNOW IN THE SIERRA NEVADA, AS WELL AS, TO PORTIONS OF  
THE CENTRAL AND NORTHERN ROCKIES TO ELEVATIONS PRIMARILY ABOVE  
6000 FEET-- WITH RAIN IN THE VALLEYS. THIS SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO  
MOVE OUT INTO THE CENTRAL PLAINS AND UPPER MIDWEST THIS AFTERNOON  
AND EVENING, PRIMING THE REGION FOR ORGANIZED THUNDERSTORM  
DEVELOPMENT INTO THE WEEKEND. THE STORM PREDICTION CENTER HAS  
PORTIONS OF OKLAHOMA IN A SLIGHT RISK FOR SEVERE WEATHER FRIDAY  
AND SATURDAY. SOME OF THESE STORMS WILL ALSO BE CAPABLE FOR  
PRODUCING HEAVY RAINFALL. THE WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER HAS AREAS  
WITH MARGINAL AND SLIGHT RISKS FOR EXCESSIVE RAINFALL AND  
LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODING OVER PORTIONS OF THE KANSAS, MISSOURI,  
ILLINOIS, INDIANA AND OHIO.  
 
A BROAD AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE EAST COAST AND THE SOUTHERN  
STATES WILL KEEP A RELATIVELY TRANQUIL WEATHER PATTERN OVER THE  
NEXT COUPLE DAYS. AREAS OF PRECIPITATION SHOULD BE LIMITED, OTHER  
THAN SOME LIGHT SHOWERS IN THE INTERIOR NORTHEAST, AND  
TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO GRADUALLY WARM UP THROUGH THE END OF  
THE WORK WEEK.  
 
CAMPBELL  
 
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