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Issued: 12am on Thursday, January 1st 1970

Technical Forecast Discussion

Short term ( 12/5 through 12/8)

The shortwave trough from Tuesday will promote some cloud cover for Wednesday, but models do not show enough moisture to warrant a chance for precipitation. A cold front looks to pass through the area late Thursday night ahead of an upper level trough with showers possible from the late afternoon into the late evening, with precipitation likely being snow for the duration. High pressure will begin to form upstream of an upper level trough that moves out of the region that looks to promote clear skies and temperatures just above freezing for Friday as upper level ridging is visible in the Eastern Plains on late Friday. CAA from the cold front and clear skies will keep highs just below freezing as Saturday also looks to be cold and clear.

Long term (12/9 through 12/11)

Upper level disturbances turn into a upper level low on Sunday. A large area of mid level moisture will be to the south of the area on Sunday, Upper level flow is rather meridional as this low will only begin to deepen just as it has come over the region. Snow could be possible for our area, but has a higher chance of occurring near the more elevated regions to our east and southeast. The upper level low will deepen to the east and in return the upper level ridging off to the west looks to strengthen. An shortwave trough occupies the region on Monday, but stronger upper level flow associated with it will be far south, so conditions should be calm as an upper level ridges moves in starting late Tuesday.