SPC 1730Z Day 2 Outlook

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Day 2 Convective Outlook  
NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK
1123 AM CST Thu Dec 24 2020

Valid 251200Z - 261200Z


A few lightning flashes may occur over New England Friday, and
across portions of the Pacific Northwest Friday night/Saturday

A deep upper low -- and expansive area of surrounding/cyclonic flow
-- is forecast to shift eastward across the eastern half of the U.S.
this period, with a broad area of ridging to its west.  This area of
ridging, shifting eastward across the Rockies and Plains during the
period, will flatten with time in response to eastern Pacific
troughing, that is forecast to weaken but move onshore across the
Pacific Northwest during the second half of the period.

At the surface, a deep low initially over the St. Lawrence/Ottawa
River Valley vicinity will shift northward with time across Quebec. 
The trailing cold front -- initially extending southward across the
Champlain and Hudson Valleys and into the western Atlantic -- will
advance across New England through the period.  In the West, a weak
Pacific cool front will move inland ahead of the upper system.

With largely dry/stable conditions expected across the U.S. Friday,
little potential for thunderstorm activity is evident.  A few
lightning flashes may occur over New England, as rain/rain showers
spread across the region in advance of the upper trough.  A
lightning flash or two may also occur over western portions of
northern California and Oregon overnight, amidst an area of showers
that will move onshore Friday night.  Otherwise, thunderstorms are
not expected across the CONUS through the period.

..Goss.. 12/24/2020

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