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FXUS61 KBGM 070642
AFDBGM

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BINGHAMTON NY
242 AM EDT TUE JUL 7 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
A WEAKENING AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE ACROSS THE AREA EARLY
TODAY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND EMBEDDED THUNDER...SHUNTING
EAST OF INTERSTATE 81 LATER THIS MORNING. AFTER A MAINLY DRY MID
TO LATE AFTERNOON...A COLD FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH TONIGHT INTO
WEDNESDAY WITH SHOWERS AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. ANOTHER
SYSTEM WILL POSSIBLY BRING SOME SHOWERS AND THUNDER
THURSDAY...FOLLOWED BY DRY WEATHER FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY.

&&

.NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/...
230 AM UPDATE...
WHAT WAS AN UPPER LOW...CONTINUES TO WEAKEN WHILE OPENING UP INTO
THE WSW FLOW CURRENTLY OVER OUR REGION. AS IT SHEARS
OUT...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND OCCASIONAL EMBEDDED THUNDER WILL
ADVECT UP THE CENTRAL TWIN TIERS...THEN SHUNT MAINLY EAST OF I-81
LATER THIS MORNING ALONG EXITING VORTICITY LOBE. NOT EXPECTING
MUCH OUT OF THE ACTIVITY THIS MORNING...WITH DRY CONDITIONS MOST
OF THE TIME AND INDEED SOME AREAS GETTING MISSED ALTOGETHER.

BRIEF PERIOD OF SUBSIDENCE BEHIND THE WAVE...SHOULD YIELD MAINLY
DRY CONDITIONS MID TO LATE AFTERNOON...HOWEVER...COLD FRONT WILL
BE INBOUND. UPPER WAVE WILL RUN OUT AHEAD OF THE FRONT AND INDUCE
A PRE-FRONTAL TROUGH TO SWEEP THROUGH THIS EVENING...FOLLOWED BY
THE ACTUAL COLD FRONT LATE TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING. SHOWERS
ARE LIKELY...BUT THUNDER CHANCES /INITIALLY FAIRLY HIGH IN THE
FINGER LAKES TO CENTRAL TWIN TIERS REGION THIS EVENING/ WILL
DIMINISH A BIT AS THE ACTIVITY HEADS EAST THROUGH THE AREA WITH
LOSS OF INSTABILITY OVERNIGHT.

SHEAR IS QUITE LIMITED WITH THIS SYSTEM. ADD UNFAVORABLE NOCTURNAL
TIMING OF FRONT...AND THREAT FOR ORGANIZED SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS
APPEARS MINIMAL. THE BIGGER POTENTIAL ISSUE IN THIS CASE IS THE
35-45 KT LOW LEVEL JET IN THE 850-750MB LAYER WHICH WILL INJECT
MOISTURE...SURGING PRECIPITABLE WATER VALUES TO NEARLY 2 INCHES.
RIGHT NOW IT APPEARS PROBABLE THAT THE WAVE WILL BE PROGRESSIVE
ENOUGH TO PREVENT BIG PROBLEMS. HOWEVER...WITH THAT KIND OF MOIST
ATMOSPHERE AND A WARM CLOUD LAYER ALL THE WAY UP TO AROUND 15
KFT YIELDING VERY EFFICIENT RAIN...IT SIMPLY WOULD NOT TAKE LONG
FOR LOCALIZED EXCESSIVE RAINFALL TO OCCUR IF SHOWERS-EMBEDDED
STORMS WERE TO HANG UP AND TRAIN FOR EVEN A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME.
AT THIS POINT WE WILL CONTINUE TO MENTION POTENTIAL OF LOCALIZED
WATER PROBLEMS WITHIN OUR HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK.

WITH DEWPOINTS EDGING INTO THE MID TO UPPER 60S...IT WILL FEEL
RATHER STICKY TODAY...WITH HIGHS WELL INTO THE 80S FOR MOST OF THE
REGION. GIVEN THE MOISTURE TONIGHT...LOWS WILL BE MAINLY MID 60S
TO NEAR 70.

&&

.SHORT TERM /WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT/...
MODELS IN FAIRLY GOOD AGREEMENT THROUGH THE PERIOD ALLOWING FOR
ABOVE AVERAGE FORECAST CONFIDENCE. ALL MODELS SHOWING THE FRONT
PUSHING THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING...DECREASING CHANCES FOR RAIN
THROUGH THE MORNING THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. PWATS STILL ABOVE 1.5
INCHES SO SOME MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL WILL BE POSSIBLE AS THE
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS EXIT...WITH THAT SAID THE FRONT WILL
FLATTEN OUR SOME ACROSS PA WITH SOME PRECIP POSSIBLE LINGERING
ACROSS NE PA THROUGH THE EVENING. UPPER LEVEL FLOW WILL BE ZONAL
AS ANOTHER WAVE PUSHES ACROSS THE REGION THURSDAY WITH ANOTHER
SHOT AT PRECIP...SOME MODELS SHOW MOISTURE RECOVERING TO LEVELS
WITH PWATS NEARING 1.75 TO 1.9 INCHES ALLOWING FOR HEAVY RAIN
AGAIN IN THUNDERSTORMS. FLOW BECOMES MORE NW BEHIND THE WAVE AS
RIDGING BUILDS ACROSS THE MS RVR VALLEY...AND DRIER AIR MOVES INTO
THE AREA. TEMPS AT OR JUST BELOW SEASONAL AVGS.

&&

.LONG TERM /FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY/...
MODELS IN DECENT AGREEMENT WITH THE OVERALL UPPER LEVEL PATTERN
AND JUST MINOR SFC FEATURE DIFFERENCES...PROVIDING BETTER FORECAST
CONFIDENCE THROUGH THIS PERIOD THAN THE LAST FEW DAYS. THE MODELS
HAVE BEEN ALL OVER THE PLACE THE LAST FEW DAYS WITH RESPECT TO THE
LONG TERM TRENDS...BUT TODAY THEY SEEM TO BE GRIPPING ONTO A
SOLUTION AND WILL MOVE THE FORECAST IN THAT DIRECTION WITH THE 12Z
RUNS OF THE GFS AND EURO HAVING A VERY SIMILAR LOOK. NW FLOW TO
START THE PERIOD AS RIDGING STARTS TO RETRO FROM THE MS VALLEY INTO
THE FOUR CORNERS REGION OF THE CONUS. OVER MOST OF THE WEEKEND
WEAK SFC HIGH WILL KEEP THE TEMPS JUST ABOVE SEASONAL AVGS AND
CONDITIONS DRY...LATE IN THE WEEKEND A TROUGH WILL START TO BUILD
ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES AND EASTERN CONUS...POSSIBLY CUTTING OFF BY
NEXT MONDAY. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THIS CUT OFF LOW WILL LINGER FOR
AWHILE AND PRODUCE A THREAT FOR VERY WET CONDITIONS NEXT WEEK AS
PWATS LOOK TO CLIMB. ITS WELL INTO THE FUTURE...AND THINGS MAY
CHANGE IF THE POSITION OF THE CUT OFF SIGNIFICANTLY CHANGES...BUT
DEFINITELY SOMETHING TO WATCH.

&&

.AVIATION /06Z TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/...
06Z UPDATE...
WEAKENING UPPER SYSTEM WILL LIFT THROUGH THE AREA THIS
MORNING...WITH SCT -SHRA AND CIGS LOWERING INTO MAINLY MVFR RANGE
/KSYR-KRME SHOULD STAY ABOVE FUEL ALT LEVEL/. WE WERE ABLE TO BACK
OFF THE AMOUNT OF IFR...YET BRIEF PERIODS OF IFR CIG SHOULD STILL
OCCUR TOWARDS DAWN FOR KAVP-KBGM-KELM THANKS TO COMBINATION OF LOW
LEVEL SATURATION AND SPOTTY -SHRA. AS THE WEAK WAVE LIFTS
OUT...MAINLY DRY VFR CONDITIONS EXPECTED FOR REMAINDER OF DAYTIME
HOURS. HOWEVER...MOIST COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH THIS EVENING WITH
DEVELOPING SHRA AND POSSIBLE EMBEDDED TSRA REACHING KELM-KITH-
KSYR-KRME TOWARDS END OF TAF PERIOD /KBGM-KAVP TO FOLLOW AFTER
06Z WED/. WINDS GENERALLY SE 3-7 KTS REMAINDER OF
OVERNIGHT...VEERING TO S OR SW 6-9 KTS DURING THE DAY...SEE TAFS
FOR SPECIFICS.

.OUTLOOK...

WED THROUGH THU NIGHT...RESTRICTIONS POSSIBLE IN SCT
SHRA/TSRA...AND POSSIBLE EARLY MORNING LOW CLOUDS-FOG.

FRI THROUGH SAT...VFR.

&&

.BGM WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
PA...NONE.
NY...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...MDP
NEAR TERM...MDP
SHORT TERM...ABS
LONG TERM...ABS
AVIATION...MDP


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