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Short Range Public Discussion
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Short Range Forecast Discussion NWS Weather Prediction Center College Park MD 329 AM EDT Fri May 24 2019 Valid 12Z Fri May 24 2019 - 12Z Sun May 26 2019 ...Cool for the West and Hot for the Southeast with more storms across the Plains... A very active weather pattern is forecast to continue across the central part of the nation through the end of the week and into the upcoming weekend. This is in response to an anomalous upper level trough situated over the Intermountain West and a large upper level ridge anchored over the southeastern U.S. A clash of air masses from the southern plains to the Ohio Valley region will support multiple episodes of bad weather in the general vicinity of a slow moving frontal boundary with waves of low pressure developing along it. The next low pressure system to affect the Plains on Friday will track across the Dakotas and then across Minnesota through Friday night. A corridor of enhanced rainfall along with severe weather is likely from the Texas Panhandle to northern Illinois over the next couple of days. Flash flooding is likely across portions of the central plains and Midwest during this time, and SPC has a slight to enhanced risk of severe storms from western Texas to southern Michigan. In terms of temperatures, readings will continue to be below average for the Rockies and extending westward across the Great Basin and into California given the presence of the upper level trough and increased cloud cover, and snow showers are expected to continue for some of the higher mountain ranges. Across the Deep South and the Carolinas, record high temperatures will be possible this weekend with highs soaring well into the 90s and perhaps close to 100 degrees for some areas. D. Hamrick Graphics available at