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Area Forecast Discussion...UPDATED
National Weather Service Peachtree City GA
601 AM EST Thu Nov 23 2017

.UPDATE FOR AVIATION...

PREV DISCUSSION... /Issued 358 AM EST Thu Nov 23 2017/

SHORT TERM /Today through Friday/...
Surface low pressure over the eastern Gulf of Mexico and supported
by an upper level trough, will move across FL and into the western
Atlantic into Friday. The associated deep moisture will skim the
far se counties se of MCN today and tonight and give mainly small
chances for light rain. Rain chanceS will diminish tonight over this
area. Otherwise, just varying amounts of clouds can be expected today
for the rest of the area.

As the surface system moves into the Atlantic...a weak but dry
surface ridge will move over the forecast area tonight and Friday.

Forecast high temperatures are running 3-8 degrees below normal today
and close to normal for Friday. Forecast low temperatures are running
near to slightly below normal tonight.

Overall confidence is medium to high.

BDL

LONG TERM /Friday Night through Wednesday/...
Things look fairly dry in the extended forecast with temps at or
slightly above seasonal norms. The extended starts out with
weakening high pressure over the area as a frontal boundary
approaches the region. The ridge moves southeastward Fri night
with the next frontal boundary moving into North GA Sat
morning/afternoon. GA will only see the tail end of the front as
it sweeps through so we will mostly likely only see increased
cloud cover as moves south through Sun morning. Another ridge
moves into the area behind the front as dominates the regions
weather pattern through through the middle of next week.

01

&&

.AVIATION...
12Z Update...
Best potential for MVFR-Low VFR ceilings is over portions of east
and central GA. Otherwise nearly clear or just high clouds to the
north and west. Best rain chances continue E and S of MCN.
Winds ENE 10 kts or less during the day.

//ATL Confidence...12Z Update...
Low confidence for any lower ceilings this morning.
High confidence for all other elements.

BDL

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Athens          57  37  62  40 /   0   0   0   0
Atlanta         58  40  62  44 /   0   0   0   0
Blairsville     56  32  59  37 /   0   0   0   0
Cartersville    59  35  62  41 /   0   0   0   0
Columbus        62  43  66  44 /   5   5   0   0
Gainesville     56  38  60  42 /   0   0   0   0
Macon           58  41  64  41 /  10   5   0   0
Rome            59  34  62  40 /   0   0   0   0
Peachtree City  59  37  63  40 /   0   0   0   0
Vidalia         59  45  63  44 /  30  20   5  10

&&

.FFC WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NONE.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM...BDL
LONG TERM....01
AVIATION...BDL



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