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Issued: 12am on Thursday, January 1st 1970

Technical Forecast Discussion

Short term (Sunday 3/31 through Tuesday 4/2)

Precipitation has a chance to continue Sunday morning and if so, the region could likely see a very short period of snow for Sunday morning. This will be due to a high pushing a cold front from the Northern Plains towards the quasi-stationary front affecting the region resulting in CAA throughout the temperature profile that will form snow if moisture is still available. The proximity of these two fronts could create some small gusts on Sunday, but hardly anything of note. Dry air moves in mid Sunday after the second cold front moves through. High pressure is visible Monday, but a shortwave feature is also visible. Models currently show no changes in weather patterns as it passes from Monday through Tuesday as the area will be in an area of weak winds and weak convergence.

Long term (Wednesday 4/3 through Saturday 4/6)

Upper level flow become zonal on Wednesday. Despite a jet streak present, conditions currently would not allow for any successful forcing despite the presence of moisture in the mid levels. his will mean skies are relatively clear and slight WAA will be active. High pressure begins to leave the region Wednesday as a stationary boundary moves into the state late Wednesday/ early Thursday. A shortwave trough will move in later on Thursday interacting with the stationary boundary to develop a low pressure system. Models currently place the time of precipitation for this event late Thursday through most of Friday. The cold front will past over the region on Friday eventually leading to CAA and dry air later that day. Upper level ridging looks to organize and approach Saturday as clouds clear and allow for WAA to put temperatures into the low 60s.