Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Charleston, WV
FXUS61 KRLX 240722
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Charleston WV
322 AM EDT Fri Mar 24 2017
Warmer weather returns with temperatures climbing well above
normal this weekend. The next shot at showers arrives Sunday
.NEAR TERM /THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT/...
As of 150 PM Friday...
Warm frontal feature brushes northern zones this morning. Radar
indicates a little light rain may make its way into the CWA.
Other than that, the area should remain dry and warm as we
remain firmly in the warm sector under a high pressure ridge.
.SHORT TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT/...
As of 305 AM Friday...
With a warm front set up to our north, generally looking at warm
temperatures through the short term. Saturday should be mostly
dry, although do have some low end POPs creeping into the west
by evening. This is tied to a nearly stacked low pressure system
moving across the Mississippi River Valley Saturday night and
weakening/opening as it crosses the Great Lakes on Sunday. Have
fairly high POPs on Sunday as an occluding cold front pushes
through. Have POPs decreasing Sunday night as the surface
boundary heads NE. But keep some slight chance to low chance
POPs going since we maintain a fairly moist flow as another
system starts sliding across the Central Plains.
.LONG TERM /MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/...
As of 315 AM Friday...
A fairly quick moving surface low and 500mb shortwave trough
crosses Monday night into Tuesday with likely POPs. Went mostly
dry Wednesday and Wednesday night, with POPs ramping back up
Thursday as another surface/500mb low begins to move across the
Temperatures will remain above normal through the period.
Wednesday should be the coolest day with some northwest flow
resulting in highs fairly close to normal. Stuck very close to a
consensus blend through the period for highs and lows.
.AVIATION /07Z FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/...
As of 210 AM Friday...
VFR through the period with mid level moisture from a warm front
passing through this morning.
FORECAST CONFIDENCE AND ALTERNATE SCENARIOS THROUGH 06Z SATURDAY...
FORECAST CONFIDENCE: High.
ALTERNATE SCENARIOS: None.
EXPERIMENTAL TABLE OF FLIGHT CATEGORY OBJECTIVELY SHOWS CONSISTENCY
OF WFO FORECAST TO AVAILABLE MODEL INFORMATION:
H = HIGH: TAF CONSISTENT WITH ALL MODELS OR ALL BUT ONE MODEL.
M = MEDIUM: TAF HAS VARYING LEVEL OF CONSISTENCY WITH MODELS.
L = LOW: TAF INCONSISTENT WITH ALL MODELS OR ALL BUT ONE MODEL.
DATE FRI 03/24/17
UTC 1HRLY 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17
EDT 1HRLY 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13
CRW CONSISTENCY H H H H H H H H H H H M
HTS CONSISTENCY H H H H H H H H H H H M
BKW CONSISTENCY H H H H H H H H H H H M
EKN CONSISTENCY H H H H H H H H H H H M
PKB CONSISTENCY H H H H H H H H H H H M
CKB CONSISTENCY H H H H H H H H H H H M
AFTER 06Z SATURDAY...
Restrictions and low level wind shear are likely with the
advance of late Monday cold front.