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FXUS61 KPBZ 200157
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA
957 PM EDT SAT APR 19 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL RESULT IN DRY CONDITIONS ALONG WITH
SEASONAL TEMPERATURES THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

&&

.NEAR TERM /THROUGH SUNDAY/...
CURRENT IR SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOWS THIN CIRRUS WARMING AND
DISSIPATING AS HIGH PRESSURE KEEPS THE PARENT LOW WELL TO OUR
SOUTH. AS THE LOW TO OUR AWAY TONIGHT...CLEAR SKIES SHOULD
RETURN. ANOTHER DRY AND MOSTLY SUNNY DAY SUNDAY WITH TEMPERATURES
GENERALLY 5-8 DEGREES WARMER THAN SAT.

&&

.SHORT TERM /SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY/...
A WARMING TREND IN TEMPERATURES AND CONTINUED BENIGN WEATHER WILL
CONTINUE SUNDAY AND MONDAY AS RIDGING CONTINUES TO TRANSITION
ACROSS THE REGION. A COLD FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT AND
TUESDAY...WITH THE MAJORITY OF RAIN FALLING LATE MONDAY AND
TUESDAY MORNING. PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO BE ON THE LIGHTER SIDE...WITH
OVERALL QPF AMOUNTS REMAINING BELOW HALF AN INCH.

&&

.LONG TERM /TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY/...
CHANGES TO THE EXTENDED PERIOD AS A COLD FRONT WILL BE EXITING
TUESDAY NIGHT WITH ONLY SLIGHT CHANCE POPS. LOWERED TEMPERATURES
THROUGH WEDNESDAY AS NEWER MODELS SHOW A BETTER PUNCH OF COOLER AIR
BEHIND SYSTEM AS SURFACE HIGH SINKS SOUTH ACROSS THE EASTERN
STATES. BY THURSDAY HIGH WILL SHIFT EAST ALLOWING TEMPERATURES TO
MODERATE BACK TO SEASONAL AVERAGES. AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT WILL
BRING A CHANCE FOR SHOWERS LATER THURSDAY NIGHT BUT HIGHER POPS FOR
FRIDAY AS SYSTEM APPROACHES. SHOWER CHANCES WILL CONTINUE INTO THE
WEEKEND AS AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH MOVES INTO THE EASTERN HALF OF THE
COUNTRY.

&&

.AVIATION /02Z SUNDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/...
VFR EXPECTED THROUGH THE WEEKEND AS HIGH PRESSURE DOMINATES THE
NORTHEAST U.S.

.OUTLOOK.../SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY/...
THE NXT CHC FOR RESTRICTIONS IS EXPECTED LATER MONDAY NIGHT AND
TUESDAY WITH A COLD FRONT.

&&

.PBZ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
MD...NONE.
OH...NONE.
PA...NONE.
WV...NONE.

&&

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