Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Huntsville, AL

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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
1059 AM CDT THU MAY 5 2016

.UPDATE...
MORNING UPDATE.

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.DISCUSSION...
ANOTHER BRISK START TO THE MORNING WITH OVERNIGHT LOWS MAINLY IN THE
40S BUT A FEW SPOTS IN SOUTHERN MIDDLE TN DIPPING DOWN INTO THE 30S!
WITH THE TN VALLEY STATIONED ON THE BACKSIDE OF THE UPPER-LEVEL LOW
CURRENTLY LOCATED OVER THE OH VALLEY...IT WILL PROVIDE AN INCREASE IN
CLOUD COVER...NORTHWESTERLY WINDS...COOLER HIGH TEMPS AND A SLIGHT
CHANCE OF SHOWERS ACROSS NE AL LATE THIS MORNING/EARLY AFTERNOON.

CURRENTLY...VIS SATELLITE AND RADAR SHOW CLOUD COVER AND SPOTTY
SHOWERS CONTINUE TO STAY NE OF THE FORECAST AREA. CUT BACK ON THE
COVERAGE OF ISOLATED SHOWERS IN NE AL AS THE WESTERN EDGE OF THE
PRECIP IS NOT EVEN REACHING THE GROUND AT THIS TIME. WITH A BOUNDARY
BACK UP IN NORTHERN TN STILL...THIS COULD PROVIDE A PUSH FOR A FEW
SHOWERS. SFC OBS HAVE ALREADY PICKED UP 15-20KT GUSTS WITHIN THE
FORECAST AREA AND WILL INCREASE HEADING INTO THE
AFTERNOON...ESPECIALLY IN THE HIGHER TERRAIN WITH GUSTS UP TO 40KTS
POSSIBLE. WITH THE NORTHWESTERLY FLOW IN PLACE...HIGH TEMPS TODAY
WILL STRIVE TO REACH 70 IN NW AL AND THE MID 60S IN NE AL.

JMS

&&

.AVIATION...
/ISSUED 612 AM CDT THU MAY 5 2016/
FOR 12Z TAFS...
A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE JUST EAST OF THE AREA TODAY.
EXPECT GUSTY NORTH/NORTHWESTERLY WINDS AS A RESULT. WIND SPEEDS
INCREASE AFTER 14Z TO 10KTS WITH GUSTS 15-20KTS, BY 18Z SPEEDS WILL
RANGE FROM 15-20KTS WITH GUSTS UPWARDS OF 30KTS. THESE CONDITIONS ARE
FORECAST TO CONTINUE THROUGH 21-23Z THEN BEGIN TO TAPER OFF.

VFR CONDITIONS ARE FORECAST THROUGH THE PERIOD WITH CIGS AOA 5000FT.
A FEW ISOLATED SHOWERS ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS FAR NE ALABAMA NEAR THE GA
STATE LINE.

STUMPF

&&

.HUN WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
AL...WIND ADVISORY UNTIL 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR ALZ006-008>010.

TN...WIND ADVISORY UNTIL 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR TNZ076-096-097.

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