Skip Navigation Links 
NOAA logo - Click to go to the NOAA homepage National Weather Service   NWS logo - Click to go to the NWS homepage
The Weather Prediction Center



Follow the Weather Prediction Center on Facebook Follow the Weather Prediction Center on Twitter
NCEP Quarterly Newsletter
WPC Home
Analyses and Forecasts
   National High & Low
   WPC Discussions
   Surface Analysis
   Days ½-2½ CONUS
   Days 3-7 CONUS
   Days 4-8 Alaska
   Flood Outlook
   Winter Weather
   Storm Summaries
   Heat Index
   Tropical Products
   Daily Weather Map
   GIS Products
Current Watches/

Satellite and Radar Imagery
   Satellite Images
   National Radar
Product Archive
WPC Verification
   Medium Range
   Model Diagnostics
   Event Reviews
   Winter Weather
International Desks
Development and Training
WPC Overview
   About the WPC
   WPC History
   Other Sites
Meteorological Calculators
Contact Us
   About Our Site is the U.S. Government's official web portal to all federal, state, and local government web resources and services.
Short Range Public Discussion
(Caution: Version displayed is not the latest version. - Issued 2002Z Sep 19, 2017)
Version Selection
Versions back from latest:  0   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   
Abbreviations and acronyms used in this product
Geographic Boundaries -  Map 1: Color  Black/White       Map 2: Color  Black/White

Short Range Forecast Discussion NWS Weather Prediction Center College Park MD 402 PM EDT Tue Sep 19 2017 Valid 00Z Wed Sep 20 2017 - 00Z Fri Sep 22 2017 ...Hurricane Jose will produce dangerous surf conditions and rip currents along with heavy rainfall across the Northeast... ...Severe weather possible across the northern Plains... ...Snow possible in the higher elevations of the Cascades and Northern Rockies... Although Hurricane Jose is forecast to weaken and stay offshore, the Northeast coast will have dangerous surf conditions along with the threat of rip currents from the North Carolina coast into New England. The outer bands are bringing numerous showers this afternoon to much of the Del-Mar-VA region to Cape Cod, is expected to continue for coastal areas of the Northeast into Thursday. There is a slight chance of flash flooding for eastern Connecticut, Rhode Island and southeast Massachusetts through Wednesday morning. Please refer to the National Hurricane Center ( for additional information on Hurricane Jose. Showers and thunderstorms are firing across portions of the northern High Plains this afternoon and will spread to the Upper Midwest late tonight. The Storm Prediction Center has highlighted the eastern Dakotas and western Minnesota as having slight and enhanced risk for severe weather this evening and overnight. The area of showers and thunderstorms will shift to the Midwest and Upper Great Lakes as the cold front progresses eastward. Please refer to the Storm Prediction Center ( for more information of the severe weather risks. Much of the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West has had widespread precipitation today and this is expected to continue through the end of the work week as a low pressure system and associated surface cold front moves through the region. Some of the higher elevations of the Cascades and the Northern Rockies may have snow over the next couple of days...with rain in the lower elevations. There may be times of heavier precipitation. Campbell Graphics available at