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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Duluth MN
527 PM CST Sun Feb 4 2018 .SHORT TERM...(This evening through Monday) Issued at 310 PM CST Sun Feb 4 2018 Dangerous wind chills are expected once again tonight, even though temperatures won`t be as cold. Otherwise, continued quiet through the short term. A broad area of high pressure was in control across the region this afternoon with mainly sunny skies for most locales. Meanwhile a weak shortwave trough was digging into northwest Ontario. Weak forcing for ascent in the mid-levels has produced an area of cirrus which has moved into northern Minnesota during the past few hours. The cirrus is rather thin and surface features are discernible through the clouds in the GOES-16 visible imagery. RAP and NAM guidance highlights this area of clouds with enhanced 700-500 mb layer RH. Limited moisture upstream along with a stretching of the moisture plume would suggest the clouds will continue to thin through much of the night as they sag southward. Have decreased cloud cover overnight for most locales at least until 09Z. As the shortwave trough approaches the Northland on Monday, mid-level height falls should be sufficient to increase cloud cover over the central and southern portions of the forecast area. While we`ve been under weak warm air advection for much of the day, the shortwave trough is accompanied by another, however weaker, surge of Arctic air aloft. With less cloud cover, plenty of cold air, and fresh snow pack, have lowered min temps tonight below the bias-corrected blend. Look for low temperatures in the teens below zero for most locales in Minnesota and away from the lake in northwest Wisconsin. With the thin cirrus overhead, was not as aggressive in lowering temps as yesterday at this time. Could still see some local cold spots dipping into the -25 to -30 range tonight. With the revised temperatures, wind chills will be a concern tonight. Most areas should see wind chills in the -20 to -25 range early this evening, trending colder overnight. Winds will become light for a time overnight, but will pick up Monday morning with the coldest wind chills expected between 10Z and 14Z. Conditions improve across the southern tier of zones by 10 AM with the remainder of the Northland noting wind chills in the teens below zero by noon. The shortwave trough along with a weak surface response will progress through the Northland on Monday with partly cloudy skies anticipated. Highs for Monday appear on track so only made a few minor tweaks warmer in the St. Croix Valley and a degree or two colder in far northern Minnesota. .LONG TERM...(Monday night through Sunday) Issued at 310 PM CST Sun Feb 4 2018 Much below normal temperatures will continue to dominate the weather for much of the long term period. High pressure will move across the Upper Midwest on Monday night, reaching northern Iowa/southern Minnesota by 12Z Tuesday. Temperatures Monday night should be well into the teens and possibly even 20s below zero once again. The surface high will then move eastward through the Great Lakes on Tuesday, as a weak area of low pressure moves from the Northern Plains into the western Great Lakes. This system could bring some light snow to portions of the region, particularly the south/south central areas. The clouds associated with this system should help to limit the temperature drop a bit on Tuesday night, with lows ranging from the single digits below zero in the south to the teens below zero north. Daytime highs on Wednesday will temper somewhat, reaching the single digits and teens above zero. Temperatures will then drop back into the deep freeze for the Wednesday night through Friday night time frame, with lows once again ranging from the single digits and teens to 20 below zero. Yesterday, it looked like we may see some accumulating snow from a system sliding eastward across the region. The latest models take this precipitation well to the south of the Northland, leaving us with dry and very cold weather. The model forecasts for next weekend are all over the place. GFS Ensemble members show a great deal of variability. As a result, confidence in any particular solution is fairly low. The 8 to 14 Day Outlook from CPC does indicate the potential for above normal temperatures during that time, so there may be a bit of a reprieve from the cold after the upcoming week. && .AVIATION...(For the 00Z TAFS through 00Z Monday evening) Issued at 526 PM CST Sun Feb 4 2018 VFR through the forecast. Gusty surface winds will be subsiding by 03Z. && .PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS... DLH -11 9 -13 8 / 0 0 0 0 INL -17 5 -19 5 / 0 0 0 0 BRD -11 11 -14 9 / 0 0 0 0 HYR -12 14 -13 9 / 0 0 0 0 ASX -7 13 -8 10 / 0 10 10 0 && .DLH WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... WI...Wind Chill Advisory until 10 AM CST Monday for WIZ001>004- 006>009. MN...Wind Chill Advisory until noon CST Monday for MNZ010>012-018>021- 026. Wind Chill Advisory until 10 AM CST Monday for MNZ025-033>038. LS...None. && $$ SHORT TERM...Huyck LONG TERM...DAP AVIATION...GSF
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Honolulu HI
411 PM HST Sun Feb 4 2018 .SYNOPSIS... A front will interact with a moist and unstable airmass to bring active weather to parts of the state through midweek. Heavy rainfall will bring the threat of flash flooding. There will be a risk of thunderstorms with gusty winds, and possibly more winter weather to the Big Island summits by the middle of the week. && .DISCUSSION... Bands of showers and embedded thunderstorms have continued to impact Kauai this afternoon as a cold front, a moist and unstable airmass, and upper level support combine to produce conditions favorable for deep convection. Shear through the layer remains marginal to produce severe convection, however enough to produce organized storms, some of which are producing wind gusts and possible waterspouts as they have been moving across the Kauai coastal waters on Kauai 88-D. For the rest of the afternoon and early evening the conditions producing these showers and thunderstorms will shift across the Kauai Channel and approach Oahu. Global and hi res models including HRRR show these showers beginning to impact Oahu around sunset. The forecast for the short term continues to indicate the best chance of heavy rain and thundershowers moving from Oahu this evening to Molokai, Lanai and Maui Islands around midnight. A flash flood watch remains in effect for all of those areas. For Kauai, the focus for additional showers will be the north facing side over night due to orographic lift as the cold front moves in. With already saturated soils any additional rainfall tonight could still result in flash flooding, and the flash flood watch remains posted there. For the Big Island, the initial front is expected to weaken and stall as it reaches the west side late Monday, thus the threat of heavy rainfall appears much lower there at this time. Details of the forecast remain somewhat unclear beyond late Monday as the models vary in timing and amplitude of additional shortwaves rounding the mid latitude trough. Unsettled winter-like weather remains a good bet through at least mid week, with instability remaining over the state and the possibility of areas of deep convection developing anywhere across the state, with the potential for snow on the high summits of the Big Island Tuesday or Wednesday. && .AVIATION... A front in the vicinity of Kauai this afternoon is continuing to bring lines of clouds, showers, and thunderstorms to the islands this afternoon. The front is expected to slowly push to the east, spreading this unstable airmass to the central islands overnight, and to the Big Island tomorrow. AIRMET SIERRA continues for IFR conditions from the Kauai Northwest Waters to Oahu and adjacent coastal waters. Eventually anticipate these conditions to move over Maui County, but the forward progress has slowed since earlier this morning. SIGMET WHISKEY remains in place for thunderstorms along and ahead of the front. The southern portion of the SIGMET includes Kauai and waters west of Oahu. As the thunderstorms move to the east, anticipate the SIGMET to shift eastward as well. Icing remains a possibility in the upper levels from Kauai to Oahu, even outside thunderstorms, so mention of the possibility remains in AIRMET ZULU. && .MARINE... The current northwest swell continues to diminish, but surf heights remain just above advisory levels along north and west facing shores of the smaller islands, so the High Surf Advisory (HSA) has been extended through tonight. Surf heights have dropped along west facing shores of the Big Island, as well so those areas have been downgraded to an HSA through tonight. Surf heights are expected to fall below advisory level for all islands on Monday. The large west-northwest swell has dropped enough that seas have fallen below the 10 foot advisory threshold, so the Small Craft Advisory has been cancelled for all coastal waters. The next potential for small craft conditions will be during the second half of the new week. A front, currently near Kauai will continue the chance for thunderstorms for surrounding areas tonight and spreading to the Big Island by Monday night. Thunderstorms that develop may contain gusty winds and heavy rain.The front is expected to stall and weaken over the central waters during the coming week, continuing the slight chance for thunderstorms through Wednesday. && .HFO WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... Flash Flood Watch through Monday afternoon for Niihau-Kauai-Oahu. High Surf Advisory until 6 AM HST Monday for Niihau-Kauai Windward-Kauai Leeward-Waianae Coast-Oahu North Shore-Oahu Koolau-Molokai-Maui Windward West-Maui Central Valley-Windward Haleakala-Kona-Kohala. Flash Flood Watch through Monday afternoon for Molokai-Lanai- Kahoolawe-Maui. && $$ Discussion...Brenchley Aviation...MBallard Marine...TS
National Weather Service Jackson KY
901 PM EST Sun Feb 4 2018 .UPDATE... Issued at 901 PM EST SUN FEB 4 2018 So far forecast actually seems to be in pretty good shape, with a cold front preparing to move through, giving us a quick burst of snow. Lingering llvl moisture has led to drizzle and light rain currently across the rest of eastern KY. Based on latest temperatures, and trends upstream, do not expect any freezing drizzle concerns as was the case in areas to our north in Ohio. Rather it looks like it will onset as rain, and then with temps quickly falling 6 degrees or more in an hour, transition to rain. Temps aloft will be cooler, so could see snow falling even with temps just above freezing still at onset. A pretty good band of snow is currently going through southern IN and northern KY, however after talking to LMK, total snowfall amounts within the heaviest portion of the band were only a dusting in Madison, IN. Do not see any need to upgrade products with that in mind, especially given how quickly this band and system as a whole are moving. In fact, POPS and WX are actually still in very good agreement with the latest trends. Added in some drizzle for a couple of hours across much of the CWA before main precip starts moving in, and also made some minor tweaks to temps and winds, but overall will hold on to ongoing forecast and continue to update throughout the evening as needed once the bands of rain/snow start impacting us. All updates have been sent to NDFD/web. A new ZFP was also sent out to remove pre-first period wording and include addition of evening drizzle. && .SHORT TERM...(This evening through Monday night) Issued at 350 PM EST SUN FEB 4 2018 20z sfc analysis shows a meso-low exiting the area to the east while the main system low is progressing through the eastern Great Lakes. The departing meso-low is taking the last of the rain along with it and allowing the area to warm into the upper 30s and lower 40s. Meanwhile, to the northwest, a sharp cold front is approaching associated with the parent low. Winds ahead of the front are becoming southwester to westerly across eastern Kentucky and picking up in speed to between 10 and 15 mph over the western parts of the area. Dewpoints are not far from temperatures in the mid to upper 30s which, under overcast skies, are supporting some areas of fog, mainly on the ridges. With the warming temperatures and rain earlier the slush appears to be off of area roads, unfortunately they will likely still be wet when the sub freezing air moves in later tonight. The models are in good agreement aloft through the short term portion of the forecast. They all spiral a strong wave of energy into the eastern Ohio Valley late this evening helping the trough to bottom out over the region. Lower heights and a tail of mid level energy will pass through eastern Kentucky quickly, though, with a rebound after 12z Monday. Heights will then flatten out into Monday evening with the flow becoming southwest. Additional energy then streams into the southern part of the Ohio Valley crossing northern Kentucky into Tuesday morning. Given the model agreement have favored a blended solution with a lean on the higher resolution HRRR and NAM12 for wx specific details. Sensible weather will feature a brief lull in activity from late afternoon into the first part of the evening in the dry slot of the larger weather system. This will end abruptly, though, after 00z Monday as a strong cold front pushes into the area with another round of rain changing to snow and much colder air. Gusty northwest winds will accompany this boundary and the snow showers will likely come down moderate to heavy for a time - both factors contributing to low visibility and potentially squall-like conditions. Looking at generally a half an inch of accumulation for most places with up to an inch possible from any heavier snow showers in the late evening. The higher terrain in the far east could pick up a touch more snow later tonight before the system clears out in the pre-dawn hours. Finally, temperatures will bottom out in the mid to upper teens most places by dawn easily freezing any wet spots left from the day`s rains or fresh snow with the cold front. Motorists and commuters out this evening through Monday morning need to be prepared for renewed slick spots on area roads, especially secondary ones that are untreated and less traveled. High pressure then quickly builds across the area later monday with a chilly day on tap despite a return of sunshine. Later Monday evening, clouds from the next system will move in along with milder night time temperatures. It does look like a potential for flurries to affect the area into Tuesday morning with the approach of the next wx system but any significant wx will hold off until later that day and night. For the starting point to the grids the CONSShort and ShortBlend were used with only minor terrain based temperature adjustments tonight and Monday night. As for PoPs, beefed them up significantly for the boundary this evening and then lingering them a tad longer in the east during the predawn hours Monday before the upslope shuts off with the high pressure`s arrival. .LONG TERM...(Tuesday through Sunday) Issued at 235 PM EST SUN FEB 4 2018 There will be an active weather pattern across the area for the coming week. Overall the mean upper air pattern continues to be highlighted by broad troughing over the eastern two-thirds of the United States with multiple short waves affecting eastern Kentucky in a split flow pattern. Our area will primarily be affected by waves in the southern stream, with two systems of note during the coming week and into next weekend. The first system will affect the area from Tuesday night into Wednesday night, with the second system impacting the area from Friday night into Sunday. While some wintry precipitation will be possible with each system, latest data and trends point towards most of the precipitation falling as rain. The best chance for impactful wintry precipitation will occur in the northern part of the forecast area Tuesday night before ongoing warm advection results in a plain rainy day across the entire forecast area for Wednesday. It is possible a wintry mix of snow, freezing rain and sleet will occur for a period of time Tuesday night in the north. After a rainy day Wednesday, colder air will filter back into eastern Kentucky, and some light snow will be possible across the entire area Wednesday night. Temperatures towards the end of the week will be warmer, so that the system affecting the area next weekend should be almost entirely rain, though a little light snow will be possible at the onset of precipitation and possibly again towards the tail end of precipitation. One item of note for the coming week is the overall wet pattern with repeated rounds of precipitation. The 12Z GFS is the most aggressive model with QPF during the coming week with around 2 inches generated over parts of the forecast area with the mid week system and around another 2 inches with the system next weekend. However, this is not in agreement with the ECMWF or even the GFS ensembles. In fact the GFS operational run is at the very highest end of the its own ensembles so its QPF should be regarded with extreme caution. But even the GFS ensemble mean is generating 1 to 1.5 inches with the mid week system and another inch or so next weekend. The 12Z ECMWF is lighter with less than 1 inch for the mid week system and less than one half inch for next weekend. There is agreement though on a wet pattern with nearly all precipitation falling as rain during the coming week in our area. && .AVIATION...(For the 00Z TAFS through 00Z Monday evening) ISSUED AT 702 PM EST SUN FEB 4 2018 While we are seeing improving conditions this evening across eastern Kentucky, a cold front is quickly approaching from the west. This is expected to blast through us later this evening, increasing westerly winds to around 10 to 15 knots with gusts up to 25 knots possible at times. With this boundary, light snow showers will develop across most of eastern Kentucky this evening and last into the overnight, especially in the far east. As this occurs, VIS could drop to at least MVFR to IFR levels with IFR or lower CIGS. Can`t rule out some breif deterioration to airport mins in some of the heaviest snow showers overnight. May also see some icing issues develop on tarmacs late this evening into Monday morning as temperatures drop well below freezing. Tried to time out impacts and category chances for each TAF site through the evening and overnight. Expect snow to depart as quickly as it arrives, with improving conditions expected after 6Z, along with calming winds. Skies should scatter out by Monday morning, with VFR conditions and light winds expected for the remainder of the TAF period, && .JKL WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... NONE. && $$ UPDATE...JMW SHORT TERM...GREIF LONG TERM...SBH AVIATION...JMW
Area Forecast Discussion...UPDATED
National Weather Service Los Angeles/Oxnard CA
357 PM PST Sun Feb 4 2018 .SYNOPSIS... Dry conditions and above normal afternoon temperatures will continue through next week. Temperatures will cool slightly early in the week then warm again late in the week. && .SHORT TERM...(TDY-WED) Another sunny day today with above normal temps as the state`s weather continues to be dominated by a large east pac high (582 DM hgts over SoCal) and weak offshore flow at the surface. Afternoon high temps are again running 10 to 15 degrees above normal. One record high has fallen so far - at Sandberg. Expecting the surface flow to turn weakly cyclonic tonight. Surface pressure gradients will still be lightly offshore (only about 1 mb), and that shouldn`t be enough to prevent the shallow marine layer from making it over the LA coast. So shallow, in fact, that it will likely be accompanied by some dense fog. The higher resolution HRRR hinting at around 4am over the Long Beach area. After the morning clouds burn off in LA County on Monday, expecting the rest of the day to be sunny. Heights will fall 4-6 DM and this, along with the weaker offshore flow, will probably mean afternoon temperatures 3-6 degrees cooler than today. A little coastal eddy spins up on Monday night and this will deepen the marine layer enough to prevent dense fog as it also pushes the low clouds into the San Gabriel Valley and the Ventura County coastal areas. Aside from the slight increase in morning low cloud coverage everything else is pretty much the same and expect Tuesday to be very similar to Monday. Aloft, the flow begins to turn from northerly to more westerly which will support the winds on Wednesday. On Wednesday, high pressure moves over the Great Basin setting up a moderate offshore scenario. Gusty offshore winds of low-end advisory strength are likely over the wind prone areas of LA and VTU Counties. The east pacific high also returns building heights back up so around the levels seen today (582 DM). The increased heights and offshore flow will bring 3 to 6 degrees of warming to the area. .LONG TERM...(THU-SUN) Thursday will be similar to Wednesday, but will likely build another degree or so of warming being the second day of moderate offshore conditions. Otherwise, little change is expected on Thursday. Models begin to disagree on Friday but the differences are not so great and it looks safe to say that there will be a break down of the ridge with lower heights as well as less offshore flow. Afternoon temperatures will dip down the same 3 to 6 degrees they rose on Wednesday/Thursday. A small marine layer cloud deck may start to develop for the LA coast. Still have very low confidence in the forecast for the weekend as the models are quite different. Both the EC and GFS have a closed area of high heights (582 DM) off the coast, but the EC is about 450 mi west of LA while the GFS is centered more like 950 miles to the northwest. The GFS then proceeds to retrograde a cold upper low over the area to our east - a solution which would bring high winds but still no rain. The GFS solution remains inconsistent and an outlier so tended more to the EC. && .AVIATION...04/2356Z. At 23Z, the marine layer depth was around 400 feet deep at KLAX. The top of the inversion was around 1300 feet with a temperature of 22 degrees Celsius. Low-to-moderate confidence in the current forecast. There is a chance of sub-VFR conditions between 10Z and 17Z at coastal terminals and KPRB. KLAX...VFR conditions are expected throughout the period, except for a 30 percent chance of sub-VFR conditions between 10Z and 17Z. VLIFR conditions cannot be ruled out completely. KBUR...VFR conditions are expected throughout the period. No notable wind impacts are expected at this time. && .MARINE...04/900 AM. For the Outer Waters, moderate confidence in current forecast. There is a 40% chance of Small Craft Advisory (SCA) level winds north of Point Conception late Monday afternoon through Tuesday. Otherwise, winds and seas are expected to remain below SCA levels through Thursday. For the Inner Waters, high confidence in current forecast. Winds and seas are expected to remain below SCA levels through Thursday. For tonight through early next week, patchy dense fog with visibility under one nautical mile will be possible over portions of the coastal waters. Confidence is low regarding the exact location of the fog, but the best chances will be south and southeast of the Channel Islands, including the waters off Los Angeles and Orange Counties. && .LOX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... CA...NONE. PZ...NONE. && .HAZARD POTENTIAL OUTLOOK...(WED-SUN) Advisory level Santa Ana winds with elevated fire weather concerns possible Wednesday and Thursday. && $$ PUBLIC...jld AVIATION...Hall MARINE...Sweet SYNOPSIS...Kj
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Springfield MO
638 PM CST Sun Feb 4 2018 ...Update to Aviation Discussion... .SHORT TERM...(This evening through Monday) Issued at 1225 PM CST Sun Feb 4 2018 A quick hitting upper level system with an upper level trough axis now over eastern KS and northwest MO will move through the region over the next few hours. High res models weaken forcing somewhat as it moves in, but could see a quick 1-2 inches with the higher amounts over the nw quarter of our forecast area. A winter weather advisory is already out for where we are most confident in road impacts. We may look at shifting the advisory farther east over our northern cwfa based on trends. Webcams/social media indicates that snow quickly accumulates in our northern counties where the temperature has dropped into the teens. Expect travel impacts to occur fairly quickly with the onset of snow. It will clear out quickly tonight as strong high pressure moves in. With very dry air moving in, diminsihing winds, and a clear sky, temperatures might drop quickly where we have some snow cover, Used colder HRRR guidance for hourly temperatures in the near term. Will see a decent recovery in temperatures Monday as winds veer around to the south late tonight into Monday morning as the sfc high exits off to the east. The warmest temperatures will be over the western cwfa. .LONG TERM...(Tuesday through Sunday) Issued at 125 PM CST Sun Feb 4 2018 The main concern will be another fast moving winter weather system Tuesday and Tuesday night. Tuesday: Another sfc front will move through the area Monday night as another strong Canadian cold air mass moves south into the Plains and Midwest. Initially the front will be dry. A shortwave will move south into the Rockies then eject east into the central and southern Plains Tuesday. Guidance is in good general agreement in spreading precip east and northeast into the area, mainly Tuesday afternoon. The lift/moisture aloft may fight dry low level air for a time Tuesday. Some warm air aloft would supports a variety of precip types, snow over the northern cwfa, snow/sleet/ice closer to the Joplin-Springfield-West Plains corridor, then mostly just rain along the northwest AR/far southwest MO border. Travel impacts are expected, but given that this system will move quickly through, we are not expecting widespread power line/tree limb issues. Snow amounts in our model blend range from 2-3 inches over our northern counties. Amounts farther south along highway 60 are a half inch to an inch along with some light ice accumulation. Higher ice amounts of 0.10-0.20 look to be over the eastern Ozarks in south central MO. Wednesday-Thursday: Below normal temperatures can be expected Wednesday. Sfc high pressure will move southeast into the Mid MS Vly by 12z Thu, then s-sw winds will pick up again with a warming trend Thursday. Friday-Sunday: Friday will be a repeat with another cold (dry) frontal passage late Friday and Friday night. We have less confidence in precip chances over the weekend with any shortwaves ejecting ene out of the central/southern Rockies and Plains. The ECMWF moves drier air more quickly with sfc high pressure versus the GFS. In either case, we are not looking at a lot precip at this point. Our blended model forecast will indicate some snow next weekend, mainly on Saturday. After mild temperatures on Friday, the front will drop temperatures back below normal for the weekend. && .AVIATION...(For the 00Z TAFS through 00Z Monday evening) Issued at 630 PM CST Sun Feb 4 2018 The accumulating snow that affected the area this afternoon has spread south of the area this evening. MVFR ceilings will continue to occur very early in the TAF period but will quickly clear from north to south this evening as surface high pressures builds into the area. VFR conditions are then expected the rest of the TAF period. Winds will gradually weaken this evening remaining out of the north. Winds will then become southeasterly by Monday morning. && .SGF WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... MO...NONE. KS...NONE. && $$ SHORT TERM...DSA LONG TERM...DSA AVIATION...Wise
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Area Forecast Discussion For Western SD and Northeastern WY
National Weather Service Rapid City SD
611 PM MST Sun Feb 4 2018 .UPDATE... Issued at 600 PM MST Sun Feb 4 2018 Made some slight modification to pcpn type for the overnight period. Given the warmer air aloft moving in from the west, some freezing rain possible from parts of NE WY into the Black Hills and SW SD, which will include the Rapid City area...and have expanded this area of freezing rain slightly from the previous forecast. Expect any ice accumulations to be very small. Enough cold air should then rush in by 12Z to end any freezing rain. && .DISCUSSION...(This Evening Through Sunday) Issued at 219 PM MST Sun Feb 4 2018 Northwest flow aloft continues as the main axis of the upper trough pushes through the Midwest. Center of arctic high pressure has pushed southeast of the CWA with return flow just setting up. Warm air will advect in from the southwest tonight with temps steady or slightly warming. Upper wave will cross the region tonight with surface low quickly crossing the CWA. Cooler air will slide back in from the north. Another round of snow is expected tonight, however QPF amounts are expected to be much lighter than late night`s snow. Two inches or less of snow is expected with the highest amounts over northwest South Dakota. Models indicating the potential for some very light freezing rain around portions of northeast Wyoming into the Black Hills area late tonight as 850mb temps above freezing push in. Any freezing rain will quickly turn to snow by 12z as the colder air moves back in. Little to no ice accumulation is expected. Snow will end Monday morning. Cyclonic flow will continue through the first half of the week with weak waves crossing the region. This will bring occasional chances for snow showers to portions of the area. Highs will be in the 20s most days. Warmer temps will push in toward the second half of the week. The next chance for accumulating snow will toward the end of the week as arctic air potentially returns to the region. && .AVIATION...(For the 00Z TAFS Through 00Z Monday Evening) Issued At 0607 PM MST Sun Feb 4 2018 VFR conditions are expected for much of this evening. MVFR conditions in light snow will develop around midnight over NE WY and quickly spread southeast overnight, with some IFR conditions in heavier snow across NE WY, the Black Hills, and far western SD. Some light freezing rain also possible from parts of NE WY into the Black Hills and SW SD. This includes the RAP terminal, but believe chances are low enough to leave out of the forecast. Conditions will gradually improve during the day on Monday. && .UNR WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... SD...None. WY...None. && $$ Update...Johnson DISCUSSION...13 AVIATION...Johnson