Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Huntsville, AL

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FXUS64 KHUN 310934
AFDHUN

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
434 AM CDT FRI OCT 31 2014

.DISCUSSION...
A SHORTWAVE MOVING ACROSS THE AREA IS CURRENTLY PRODUCING LIGHT RAIN
TO VIRGA IN NW AL. THE TROUGH OUT OF THE GREAT LAKES WILL DIG
SOUTHEAST TODAY WITH AN ASSOCIATED TRAILING COLD FRONT. ONCE THIS
SHORTWAVE MOVES THROUGH...WINDS WILL BECOME NORTHERLY BUT THE MAIN
FRONT WILL ARRIVE LATER THIS AFTERNOON. BEHIND THE MAIN FRONT IS
WHERE THE WINDS WILL PICK UP AND THE COLD AIR WILL FILTER IN. A FEW
SHOWERS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE WITH THIS FRONTAL PASSAGE...NOT ENOUGH TO
SCARE AWAY ANY GHOSTS OR GOBLINS...BUT MAY WANT TO SECURE DOWN ANY
DECORATIONS WITH THE WIND GUSTS THIS EVENING AND SAT MORNING
APPROACHING 25 TO 30 MPH. WITH THE BREEZY WINDS THIS EVENING...BE
SURE TO BUNDLE IF GOING OUT AS AS IT MAY FEEL A LITTLE BIT COLDER
THAN THE ACTUAL TEMPERATURE.

OVERNIGHT LOWS WILL DIP TOWARDS THE FREEZING MARK...THUS HAVE ISSUED
A FREEZE WARNING FOR NORTH ALABAMA AND SOUTHERN MIDDLE TENNESSEE.
TEMPS WILL RANGE FROM 29 TO 32 FOR A FEW HOURS TONIGHT. AS THE LOW
LIFTS NORTHEAST SATURDAY...WINDS WILL STILL BE BREEZY IN THE MORNING.
HIGHS WILL BE CHILLY STRIVING TO REACH 50 DEGREES. AS HIGH PRESSURE
BUILDS IN FROM THE WEST...WINDS WILL SLACK ALLOWING SAT NIGHT/SUN
MORNING LOWS TO COOL EVEN FURTHER. DEPENDING ON HOW WIDESPREAD
FREEZING TEMPS ARE SEEN SAT MORNING...WILL HAVE TO REASSESS THE NEED
FOR A FREEZE WARNING FOR SUN MORNING. TEMPS SUNDAY MORNING WILL BE IN
THE UPPER 20S. AS THE HIGH PRESSURE MOVES OFF TOWARDS THE EAST COAST
AND SOUTHEASTERLY WINDS WILL RETURN ON MONDAY ALLOWING FOR A WARM UP
TO RETURN FOR THE WORK WEEK...HIGH TEMPS ARND 70.

ANOTHER COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH THE AREA TUES NIGHT/WED MORNING.
RAIN SHOWERS ARE POSSIBLE WED AND MAY LINGER TOWARDS EARLY THURS. NO
MAJOR TEMP DROPS ARE ANTICIPATED WITH THIS COLD FRONT LIKE WE WILL
SEE THIS WEEKEND.

JMS

&&

.AVIATION...
/ISSUED 1212 AM CDT FRI OCT 31 2014/
FOR 06Z TAFS...

MID LEVEL CLOUDS WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE ACROSS THE FORECAST TERMINALS
DURING THE OVERNIGHT PERIOD...AS AN MID LEVEL DISTURBANCE MOVES
ACROSS THE AREA...AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT. DUE TO THE
ISOLATED NATURE OF THE LIGHT RAIN ACTIVITY HAVE DECIDED TO LEAVE OUT
OF TAFS AS OF NOW. GENERALLY VFR CLOUD COVER WILL PREVAIL THROUGH
MUCH OF THE DAY ON FRIDAY. CALM WINDS WILL BECOME NORTHERLY DURING
THE LATE MORNING HOURS AS THE COLD FRONT MOVES ACROSS THE AREA.
STRONG WINDS (15G25KTS) ARE POSSIBLE BEHIND THE FRONT BTWN 19-01Z
BEFORE WINDS RELAX TO 10 KTS.

73

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
HUNTSVILLE    60  31  49  30 /  20  10  10   0
SHOALS        59  30  49  29 /  20  10  10   0
VINEMONT      60  32  49  30 /  20  10  10   0
FAYETTEVILLE  59  30  48  28 /  20  10  10   0
ALBERTVILLE   59  33  48  29 /  20  10  10   0
FORT PAYNE    61  32  48  29 /  20  10  10   0

&&

.HUN WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
AL...FREEZE WARNING FROM 4 AM TO 9 AM CDT SATURDAY FOR ALZ001>010-016.

TN...FREEZE WARNING FROM 4 AM TO 9 AM CDT SATURDAY FOR TNZ076-096-097.

&&

$$

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