Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS64 KHUN 311816
AFDHUN

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
116 PM CDT THU JUL 31 2014

.DISCUSSION...
THE SYNOPTIC PATTERN OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS WILL EVOLVE SLOWLY AS A
LARGE UPPER LOW/TROF REMAINS PLANTED OVER ONTARIO/QUEBEC AND ACROSS
THE EASTERN CONUS. WITH TIME, THE SOUTHERN EXTENT OF THE TROF BECOME
NARROWER AND WEAKEN, AND ALSO PROVIDE THE DIVIDING LINE BETWEEN
RAINFALL POTENTIAL AND DRIER/SINKING AIR. THE MODEL TREND HAS BEEN TO
SLIDE THE PRECIP POTENTIAL A BIT FURTHER SE SOONER.

IN THE SHORT TERM, THE EXPANSIVE MID LEVEL DECK OF CLOUDS HAS BEEN
SHIFTING EAST AND THINNING OUT A BIT, MAINLY OVER SRN TN AND NWRN
AL. HOWEVER, DRY LOW LEVEL AIR HAS IMPEDED ANYTHING MORE THAN
SPRINKLES THUS FAR TODAY. WE WILL CARRY A 20 POP TONIGHT AS EASTERLY
LOW LEVEL FLOW ADVECTS DEEPER MOISTURE INTO THE AREA. THE THREAT OF
PRECIP ON FRIDAY WILL BE DRIVEN MORE AND MORE DEPENDENT ON HEATING
AND CONVECTIVE POTENTIAL. THEN A COMBINATION OF A NE-SW CONVERGENCE
ZONE (WHICH BECOMES MORE APPARENT FROM ERN/MIDDLE TN THRU NRN AL AND
MS) AND DAYTIME HEATING WILL BE MORE OF A FACTOR ON SATURDAY WHEN THE
POP WILL BE HIGHEST.

THE PRECIP POTENTIAL ON SUNDAY WILL DEPEND GREATLY ON THE PROGRESS
OF THE CONVERGENCE ZONE.  THE NAM/GFS KEEP IT IN PLACE LONGER OVER
THE TN VALLEY, WHILE THE ECWMF SHIFTS IT TO THE SE.  WILL MAINTAIN A
LOW POP ON SUNDAY GIVEN THIS CONTINUED UNCERTAINTY AND LOW
CONFIDENCE.  A PERIOD OF DRIER WEATHER WILL OCCUR THRU THE MIDDLE OF
NEXT WEEK AND MID-UPPER FLOW BECOMES MORE ZONAL AND LIFTS N AS THE
NARROWING TROF WEAKENS/DISSIPATES ALONG THE GULF STATES.

AK

&&

.AVIATION...
/ISSUED 1248 PM CDT THU JUL 31 2014/
FOR 18Z TAFS...VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL AT KHSV AND KMSL THROUGH
THE TAF PERIOD. ONLY A LITTLE BIT OF LIGHT SHOWER ACTIVITY TODAY HAS
REACHED THE GROUND...THE REST HAS BEEN VIRGA WITH THE HIGH CLOUD
BASES...SO LEFT RAIN OUT OF THE TAFS ATTM. CLOUD COVER AND LIGHT
WINDS WILL LINGER INTO THE MORNING. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE NEAR THE END OF THE TAF PERIOD.

JMS

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
HUNTSVILLE    66  84  67  86 /  20  30  30  50
SHOALS        65  84  67  86 /  20  20  30  50
VINEMONT      66  82  67  83 /  20  30  30  50
FAYETTEVILLE  65  82  66  85 /  20  30  30  50
ALBERTVILLE   65  84  66  85 /  20  40  40  50
FORT PAYNE    64  82  66  85 /  20  50  40  50

&&

.HUN WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
AL...NONE.
TN...NONE.
&&

$$

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