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FXUS61 KPBZ 281046
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA
646 AM EDT MON JUL 28 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
A BROAD AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL KEEP RAIN CHANCES IN TODAY WITH
A DRYING TREND THROUGH MIDWEEK. BELOW AVERAGE TEMPERATURES WILL BE
FELT THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK.

&&

.NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/...
SFC LOW PULLING AWAY EAST OF THE AREA THIS MORNING...BUT ITS
INFLUENCE WILL STILL REMAIN TODAY. ALONG THE BACK EDGE OF THE SFC
LOW ANOTHER MID-LEVEL VORT LOBE IS SWINGING DOWN FROM NEAR LAKE
ERIE. CONVECTIVE SHOWERS ARE ON THE INCREASE CURRENTLY AND WILL
BEGIN TO STREAM IN ACROSS THE NORTH THROUGH MIDDAY. EXPECTING TO
SEE SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDER CHANCES INCREASE IN SPATIAL
COVERAGE SOUTHWARD THROUGH THE EARLY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. STRENGTH
WILL REMAIN LIMITED...HOWEVER...AS INSTABILITY WILL BE MARGINAL AT
BEST DUE IN LARGE PART TO THE HOMOGENEOUS CLOUD COVER. EXPECTING
GUSTY WINDS AS THE LOW LEVEL PRESSURE GRADIENT REMAINS TIGHT AND
COLD AIR ADVECTS IN BEHIND THE LOW. NEAR TERM MODELS ARE A LITTLE
MORE AGGRESSIVE WITH THE EROSION OF THE LLVL MOISTURE THIS EVENING
AND THUS HAVE SPED UP THE DRYING AND CLEARING TREND TONIGHT. MUCH
COOLER TEMPS EXPECTED TODAY AS INCREASED CLOUD COVER AND COLD AIR
ADVECTION WILL KEEP HIGHS ABOUT 10 DEGREES BELOW AVERAGE. WE COULD
EVEN SEE SOME RECORD LOW HIGHS CHALLENGED.
TAX

&&

.SHORT TERM /TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/...
UPPER TROUGH WILL BE ENTRENCHED OVER THE GREAT LAKES/NORTHEAST
DURING MIDWEEK...AS UPPER LOW CENTER SINKS SOUTHWARD FROM THE
SOUTHERN END OF HUDSON BAY. ALTHOUGH WEAK VORT MAXES WILL BE
ROTATING THROUGH AND KEEPING THE TROUGH IN PLACE...H500 HEIGHTS
WILL BE ON A SLOW INCREASE. THIS WILL ALLOW FOR A MODERATING TREND
IN TEMPERATURES...FROM READINGS AROUND 70 ON TUESDAY TO THE UPPER
70S ON THURSDAY.

THERE WILL BE THE POTENTIAL FOR AT LEAST A FEW DIURNALLY-FORCED ISOLATED
SHRA EACH AFTERNOON. THIS WILL BE MAINLY CONFINED TO NW PA ON
TUESDAY AS MOISTURE REMAINS RELATIVELY LOW. ON
WEDNESDAY...MOISTURE IS BETTER...AND CHANCE POPS ARE INDICATED IN
MOST AREAS. UPPER COLD POOL ALSO PASSES OVERHEAD...WHICH WILL
ENHANCE INSTABILITY ENOUGH TO ALLOW FOR AN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORM
OR TWO. THURSDAY WILL SEE LESS ACTIVITY...AND LITTLE THUNDER
CHANCE...AS COLD POOL SLIDES AWAY AND H500 HEIGHTS CONTINUE THEIR
RISE.

&&

.LONG TERM /THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY/...
THE UPPER TROUGH REMAINS IN PLACE THROUGH THE EXTENDED PERIOD.
H500 HEIGHTS RISE A BIT MORE FRIDAY..ALLOWING A FEW LOCATIONS TO
TOUCH THE LOWER 80S FOR HIGH TEMPS. ISOLATED DIURNAL SHOWERS ONCE
AGAIN...PARTICULARLY IN THE NW. MODELS THEN HINT THAT THE TROUGH
GETS REINFORCED SLIGHTLY OVER THE WEEKEND...KNOCKING TEMPERATURES
BACK A COUPLE OF DEGREES. BETTER SHOWER CHANCES RETURN AS
WELL...WITH CHANCE POPS EACH DAY THROUGH MONDAY AS MINOR WAVES ROTATE
THROUGH THE TROUGH. LEFT THUNDER OUT FOR NOW BUT CANNOT RULE OUT
OVER THE WEEKEND. ALL IN ALL...NO MAJOR SYSTEMS OR SUMMER HEAT
FORESEEN.

&&

.AVIATION /12Z MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/...
WITH THE MAIN SFC LOW PUSHING EAST OF THE AREA...MVFR TO IFR STRATUS
IS OVERSPREADING THE ENTIRE AREA. WITH COPIOUS LLVL MOISTURE AVAILABLE...WILL
NOT BE EXPECTING MUCH IMPROVEMENT THROUGH MIDDAY. SHOWER CHANCES
WILL ALSO INCREASE THROUGH THE DAY AS THE MID-LEVEL COLD AIR WILL
GIVE RISE TO SHOWERS WITH ISOLATED THUNDER CHANCES. THE COLD AIR
ADVECTION AND PROXIMITY TO THE SFC LOW WILL COMBINE FOR GUSTY
NORTHWEST WINDS TODAY. DRIER CONDITIONS WITH CLOUDS BREAKING UP
TONIGHT. A RETURN TO VFR CONDITIONS IS EXPECTED LATER THIS EVENING.
TAX

OUTLOOK.../MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/...
NO SIGNIFICANT RESTRICTIONS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THURS.

&&

.PBZ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
MD...NONE.
OH...NONE.
PA...NONE.
WV...NONE.

&&

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