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FXUS64 KMEG 192006
AFDMEG

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEMPHIS TN
306 PM CDT SAT APR 19 2014

.DISCUSSION...19Z SURFACE ANALYSIS PLACES A 1033 MB RIDGE OF HIGH
PRESSURE STRETCHING FROM HUDSON BAY BACK THROUGH THE LOWER
MISSISSIPPI VALLEY. THIS IS RESULTING IN SUNNY SKIES ACROSS THE
MID SOUTH THIS AFTERNOON. AS OF 2 PM CDT...TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE
MID SOUTH ARE IN THE 70S AT MOST LOCATIONS. PRECIPITATION CHANCES
SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY AND AGAIN FOR LATE NEXT WEEK ARE THE
CHALLENGES IN THIS AFTERNOON/S FORECAST.

.SHORT TERM...(TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY)...SURFACE AND UPPER LEVEL
RIDGING WILL REMAIN IN PLACE ACROSS THE MID SOUTH
TONIGHT...RESULTING IN A CONTINUATION OF CLEAR TO MOSTLY CLEAR
SKIES. LOW TEMPERATURES TONIGHT WILL RANGE FROM THE 40S TO AROUND
50 DEGREES NEAR THE TENNESSEE RIVER AND MAINLY LOWER 50S
ELSEWHERE. THE RIDGE WILL BEGIN TO MOVE EAST ON SUNDAY WITH RAIN
FREE CONDITIONS EXPECTED TO PERSIST THROUGHOUT THE DAY. HIGHS ON
SUNDAY WILL BE SIMILAR TO TODAY IF NOT SLIGHTLY HIGHER WITH
READINGS IN THE MIDDLE 70S TO AROUND 80 DEGREES.

SHORT TERM MODELS INDICATE A POSITIVELY TILTED TROUGH WILL MOVE
FROM THE CENTRAL/SOUTHERN PLAINS ON MONDAY AND INTO THE
MIDDLE/LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEYS BY MONDAY NIGHT. BASED ON THE
LATEST MODEL TRENDS THINK MOST IF NOT ALL RAIN CHANCES WILL HOLD
OFF UNTIL MONDAY NIGHT WHEN BETTER INSTABILITY AND LIFT ASSOCIATED
WITH THE UPPER LEVEL TROUGH ARRIVES. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
WILL GRADUALLY COME TO AN END BY LATE TUESDAY AFTERNOON AS A RIDGE
OF HIGH PRESSURE RETURNS TO THE MID SOUTH THROUGH THE MID SOUTH BY
TUESDAY NIGHT.

.LONG TERM...(WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY)...GFS/ECMWF LONG TERM
MODELS INDICATE A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE LOWER
MISSISSIPPI VALLEY THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY. SOME TIMING ISSUES EXIST
WITH WITH THE COLD FRONT AS MODELS INDICATE A POTENTIAL FOR THIS
FRONT TO SLOW DOWN AS IT MOVES INTO THE LOWER MISSISSIPPI VALLEY
AND ENCOUNTERS NEARLY PARALLEL FLOW ALOFT. THUS...HAVE KEPT A
MENTION OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL FRIDAY NIGHT.

CJC
&&

.AVIATION...
18Z TAF CYCLE

VFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS WITH THE
EXCEPTION OF PATCHY BR RESULTING IN MVFR VIS OVERNIGHT AT TUP AND
MKL. WINE EAST TO NORTHEAST 5-10 KT TODAY LIGHT OVERNIGHT.

JDS

&&

.MEG WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
AR...NONE.
MO...NONE.
MS...NONE.
TN...NONE.
&&

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