Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Binghamton, NY
FXUS61 KBGM 260526
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Binghamton NY
126 AM EDT TUE JUL 26 2016
A cold front will move across the area this evening and end the
showers. This front will also bring drier air and quiet weather
for Tuesday and Wednesday.
.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM THIS MORNING/...
630 PM Update...Severe thunderstorm watch cancelled for area as
the last of lingering showers will exit NE PA and SE NY zones within
the next hour or two. A few additional weaker showers/storms may
effect mainly central NY this evening as actual front moves across
but nothing severe expected. Adjusted POP/WX/sky/T/Td grids based
on these latest conditions and trends.
Late tonight dry with clearing skies and light winds. With this
rain valley fog likely across south central NY and ne PA. Boundary
layer winds drop to 10 to 15 kts. Low temps in the 60s.
.SHORT TERM /6 AM THIS MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY/...
3 PM Update...
High pressure over the Midwest will build east over our region
Tuesday and last through Wednesday. Dry air returns with partly
cloudy to clear skies. Highs mostly in the 80s with lows upper 50s
to mid 60s.
Thursday the high moves east into New England while moisture
returns. A weak upper level trough and short wave drops towards
the CWA. Most of the showers and thunderstorms will most likely be
in the afternoon.
.LONG TERM /THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY/...
For Thursday night and Friday, the EURO, GFS and CMC all indicate
a surface wave associated with an upper level short wave impacting
NY and PA. The EURO and CMC are most aggressive and have a nice
shot of rain for our drought stricken areas in central NY. The GFS
is much farther south and east and drier. For now went with
superblend POPs for these time periods. Then for Friday through
Sunday models diverge with the EURO showing the best potential for
showers and thunderstorms holding the main upper level wave back
to the west with a more well defined moist southerly flow into
the weekend over our area. The GFS and CMC show a weaker upper short
wave to the west of our area and less organized convective
potential. So for now have 30-40 chance POPS through the weekend
as per superblend.
Leaned heavily on superblend and collaborated grids with
neighboring WFOs for this period.
.AVIATION /06Z TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/...
After a rainy Monday, clear skies and light winds overnight will
set the stage for patchy fog Tuesday morning. IFR fog is forecast
at ELM during the early morning hours, with mainly MVFR fog
restrictions at AVP and ITH.
Skies will be mainly clear today with a northwest wind of 10 to 15
knots. Light winds are forecast for tonight.
Wed to Wed night...mainly VFR.
Thu-Sat...showers and thunderstorms. Mostly VFR to MVFR.