Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Burlington VT
350 PM EDT Thu Aug 17 2017

.SYNOPSIS...
High pressure will shift east tonight as a warm front
approaches from the southwest. Showers and thunderstorms are
possible with the warm front after midnight tonight into Friday,
especially in northern New York. Showers will taper off Friday
night, and remain possible on Saturday mainly over the higher
terrain. Sunday will be warm, a little less humid, with no rain
forecast.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM FRIDAY MORNING/...
As of 349 PM EDT Thursday...Surface ridge shifts east tonight,
allowing a warm front to lift northeast into the region mainly
after midnight. Nose of warm and noticeably more moist air to
push into mainly the New York side of the forecast area. Surface
dewpoints in the 50s to be replaced by 60s dewpoints.
Precipitable water rises with the surge of warm moist air, 1.5"
across most of the region to near 2 inches in the south of the
forecast area. Sharp gradient of Showalter Index values moves
into northern New York after midnight and this will enhance the
potential for elevated convection. Some thunder enters the far
western part of the forecast area tonight but mostly holds off
til Friday.

Overnight lows will see an early drop, then start to rise
around midnight in northern NY and early morning hours in the
Champlain Valley. Green Mountains and eastward will experience
normal diurnal trend in temps.

&&

.SHORT TERM /6 AM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT/...
As of 349 PM EDT Thursday...For Friday the warm front lifts
through the rest of the forecast area and showers and increasing
chances for thunderstorms as atmosphere destabilizes. Shortwave
ridging at 500 mb shifts east, and by mid day Friday upper flow
becomes difluent ahead of approaching shortwave trough moving
through the Great Lakes Region. Warm moist airmass remains in
place through the period with dewpoints remaining well into the
60s.

Forecast CAPE 500-1000 j/kg, not great but enough to support
some thunder. With high PWATS and warm cloud depth nearing
12,000 feet looking for efficient rainfall production and heavy
rainfall rates, however storms should keep moving along to
mitigate flooding risk.

Highs Friday in the 70s to near 80, and lows Friday night hold
in the 60s.

&&

.LONG TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/...
As of 318 PM EDT Thursday...Mainly dry weather is expected from
Saturday night through Tuesday morning. Surface ridge builds
over the region Sunday keeping things quiet through early
Tuesday. A shortwave will cross the area Saturday and Sunday. As
the ridge slides to the east Tuesday moisture and warm advection
will increase on southwest winds bringing more humid and
unstable air to the region, with precipitation chances
returning. Deepening low pressure will move from the northern
Great Lakes will move up the St. Lawrence seaway by Wednesday
bringing unsettled weather once again. Greatest precipitation
chances look to be Tuesday night and early Wednesday. Drier
weather returns to the region Thursday.

&&

.AVIATION /20Z THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/...
Through 12Z Friday...VFR for the first 12 to 18 hours of the TAF
period with high pressure in place. Showrs along approaching
warm front lower cigs and vis to MVFR after 06z northern NY,
12-15 UTC in Champlain Valley and Vermont. Light variable winds
today/this evening become southerly with warm frontal passage.

Outlook...

Friday Night: VFR. Breezy. Slight Chance SHRA.
Saturday: VFR. Chance SHRA.
Saturday Night: VFR. Slight Chance SHRA.
Sunday: VFR. Slight Chance SHRA.
Sunday Night: VFR. NO SIG WX.
Monday: VFR. NO SIG WX.
Monday Night: VFR. NO SIG WX.
Tuesday: VFR. Slight Chance SHRA.

&&

.BTV WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
VT...None.
NY...None.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...Hanson
NEAR TERM...Hanson
SHORT TERM...Hanson
LONG TERM...Manning
AVIATION...Hanson



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