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FXUS01 KWBC 062052
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SHORT RANGE FORECAST DISCUSSION
NWS WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK MD
351 PM EST FRI MAR 06 2015

VALID 00Z SAT MAR 07 2015 - 00Z MON MAR 09 2015

...MORE TRANQUIL WEATHER ACROSS MUCH OF THE COUNTRY DURING THE
WEEKEND WITH MILDER TEMPERATURES IN THE EAST...

FOLLOWING THE DEPARTURE OF A WIDESPREAD WINTER STORM ACROSS A
LARGE PORTION OF THE COUNTRY EARLIER THIS WEEK, MORE TRANQUIL
WEATHER CAN BE EXPECTED AS WE HEAD INTO THE WEEKEND.  A COLD HIGH
PRESSURE SYSTEM THAT HAS ALREADY SETTLED ACROSS THE EASTERN U.S.
AND WELL DOWN INTO THE SOUTH AND MUCH OF FLORIDA WILL GRADUALLY BE
MODERATED BY THE MARCH SUN.  TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE
EACH DAY THROUGH THE WEEKEND AND SHOULD GET CLOSER TO NORMAL BY
MONDAY.  LITTLE OR NO PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED THROUGH THE
WEEKEND IN THE EASTERN U.S.  ONLY SCATTERED LIGHT SNOW OR SNOW
SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED TO MOVE ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES INTO NEW
ENGLAND AS A RELATIVELY WEAK AREA OF LOW PRESSURE MOVES INTO THE
AREA.

ELSEWHERE, SOME SCATTERED SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED IN
SOUTHERN FLORIDA BEHIND THE TAIL END OF A COLD FRONT.  OVER TEXAS,
MOISTURE COMING UP FROM MEXICO AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING UPPER-LEVEL
TROUGH WILL INCREASE THE CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN ON SUNDAY.  SOME
LIGHT FREEZING RAIN COULD BEGIN TO FORM IN THE NORTHERN PLAINS AND
SPREAD EASTWARD TOWARDS THE UPPER MIDWEST ON SUNDAY AS WELL.

UNDER THE CONTROL OF A STRONG UPPER RIDGE, THE WEST WILL ENJOY
FINE AND MILD WEATHER WITH LITTLE OR NO CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION
THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

KONG


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