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FXUS64 KBMX 252102
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL
402 PM CDT SAT OCT 25 2014

.DISCUSSION...

UPPER RIDGE IS SHIFTING TO THE EAST AS THE UPPER LOW SHIFTS TOWARD
NEW ENGLAND. ONLY A FEW HIGH CLOUDS ARE NOTED ACROSS THE EASTERN
U.S. INTO ALABAMA WITH A WEAK DISTURBANCE TRAILING FROM THE UPPER
LOW. HOWEVER...MOISTURE IS VERY SHALLOW WITH NO PRECIPITATION
EXPECTED ACROSS ALABAMA THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEKEND.
SURFACE RIDGING EXTENDS FROM TEXAS AND THE WESTERN GULF OF MEXICO
TO THE DAKOTAS SO A DRY FLOW WILL CONTINUE OVER THE WEEKEND AS
THE RIDGE SLOWLY SHIFTS EASTWARD TO THE EASTERN U.S. AND DOWN TO
THE GULF OF MEXICO. EXPECTING TEMPERATURES TO CREEP UP OVER THE
REMAINDER OF THE WEEKEND UNDER THIS INFLUENCE BACK INTO THE 80S
ALMOST AREAWIDE BY SUNDAY AND GOING UP A COUPLE OF DEGREES
THROUGH MONDAY.

LOW RAIN CHANCES FINALLY RETURN TO THE PICTURE BY TUESDAY INTO
THE FAR NORTHWEST AND SPREADING INTO THE REST OF THE AREA FOR
WEDNESDAY AND LOOKING TO EXIT QUICKER FOR THURSDAY AS A FRONTAL
SYSTEM APPROACHES AND MAY BE AIDED BETTER BY A SLIGHTLY MORE
PROGRESSIVE UPPER FLOW. THINGS DRY OFF BY LATE THURSDAY INTO
FRIDAY CONSIDERABLY AND LOWERING TEMPERATURES BACK DOWN TO RATHER
COOL LEVELS FOR HALLOWEEN.

08/MK

&&

.AVIATION...
18Z TAF DISCUSSION.

VFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE FORECAST PERIOD. LIGHT
NORTHWESTERLY WINDS AT THE SURFACE THIS AFTERNOON WILL DIMINISH
OVERNIGHT TONIGHT. VFR CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE DAY ON
SUNDAY WITH LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS EXPECTED THROUGH 18Z.

56/GDG

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
GADSDEN     48  80  52  83  55 /   0   0   0   0   0
ANNISTON    48  80  52  82  56 /   0   0   0   0   0
BIRMINGHAM  52  81  56  83  58 /   0   0   0   0   0
TUSCALOOSA  52  83  56  85  58 /   0   0   0   0   0
CALERA      52  81  56  83  58 /   0   0   0   0   0
AUBURN      52  81  56  83  57 /   0   0   0   0   0
MONTGOMERY  50  83  55  86  58 /   0   0   0   0   0
TROY        49  82  54  84  57 /   0   0   0   0   0

&&

.BMX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NONE.

&&

$$

08/56





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