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Short Range Forecast Discussion

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Short Range Forecast Discussion
NWS Weather Prediction Center College Park MD
518 AM EDT Sun May 31 2020

Valid 12Z Sun May 31 2020 - 12Z Tue Jun 02 2020

...Upper-level energy over Texas will aid in producing rain over
the Western Gulf Coast...

...Temperatures will be 10 to 15 degrees above average over the
Northern High Plains and 10 to 15 degrees below average over the
Lower Great Lakes...

...Elevated to Critical fire weather conditions across the
Southern Great
Basin...

Upper-level energy over Texas and moisture from the Western Gulf
of Mexico will aid in producing showers and thunderstorms over the
Western Gulf Coast Sunday through Tuesday.  In addition, a front
over the Northern Rockies will slowly move eastward to the Upper
Great Lakes/Upper Mississippi Valley by Tuesday.  The system will
produce showers and thunderstorms over the northern Intermountain
Region on Sunday.  Overnight Sunday, showers and thunderstorms
will develop over the Central Rockies and the Northern/Central
High Plains, and by Monday will move into the Upper/Middle
Mississippi Valley.  Overnight Monday, the showers and
thunderstorms will move into the Great Lakes.  Ahead of this
system, upper-level ridging will aid in producing temperatures 10
to 15 degrees above average over the northern High Plains.

Critical fire weather conditions will develop across eastern
Nevada, western/southern Utah, and northwest Arizona with
south-southwest sustained winds of 15-25 mph and minimum relative
humidity of 8-20% expected across the region.  Elevated fire
weather conditions are expected around the critical area,
extending through Utah into northwest Colorado. These dry/windy
conditions could spread any ongoing fires that were sparked by
recent lightning.

Upper-level troughing over the Lower Great Lakes will aid in
producing temperatures 10 to 15 degrees below average.  Also a
front lingering over South Florida will aid in producing showers
and thunderstorms over the region through Tuesday morning.

Ziegenfelder

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Last Updated: 518 AM EDT Sun May 31 2020