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FXUS61 KRNK 011936
AFDRNK

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BLACKSBURG VA
336 PM EDT WED JUL 1 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
A FRONTAL BOUNDARY WILL REMAIN DRAPED ACROSS THE AREA FOR THE
NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. THERE WILL BE SEVERAL WAVES OF LOW PRESSURE
PASSING ACROSS THE BOUNDARY KEEPING THE THREAT OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
IN OUR FORECAST THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

&&

.NEAR TERM /THROUGH THURSDAY/...
AS OF 310 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...

AIRMASS ALOFT IS DRY THIS AFTERNOON PER WV LOOP...BUT EXPECT
MOISTURE IN TN/KY TO MOVE INTO THE FAR SW VA AND NW NC AREA BY EARLY
EVENING. UNTIL THEN JUST ISOLATED CONVECTION AT BEST UNDER
HAZY/SMOKY SUNSHINE WITH SOME CU.

THE MODELS ARE GENERALLY IN AGREEMENT ON HOLDING THIS MESOSCALE
CONVECTIVE SYSTEM OVER KY IN PLACE ENTERING THE MTNS THIS
EVENING...THOUGH BULK OF HEAVIER CONVECTION TRACKS MORE TOWARD THE
SMOKYS. WILL HIGHLIGHT HIGHER POPS INTO THIS EVENING IN THE
SOUTHWEST WITH LOW CHANCE INTO THE FAR SOUTHEAST AND NORTHERN CWA.
AS WE HEAD OVERNIGHT THE UPPER IMPULSE SHIFTS ACROSS THE PIEDMONT OF
NC WITH MODELS SHOWING MORE NWD SHIFT IN SHOWERS. BY THIS TIME
SHOULD BE LESS ACTIVE WITH THUNDER AND DURING THE OVERNIGHT THE
THREAT IS LESS SO LOWERED POPS.

FOR THURSDAY STRONG SHORTWAVE WILL SHIFT FROM IL/WRN KY INTO SW
VA/NW NC. ALL MODELS SHOWING A MORE CLOUDY DAY WITH HIGH CHANCE TO
CATEGORICAL THREAT OF SHOWERS AND SOME THUNDERSTORMS. THE
INSTABILITY WILL BE LIMITED SO SVR THREAT IS LOW. WITH CLOUDS AND
HIGHER POPS WENT CLOSE TO MAV/MET WITH LOWER TO MID 70S WEST TO
LOWER TO MID 80S EAST.

WILL HAVE TO WATCH FOR TRAINING OF HEAVIER SHOWERS THURSDAY AND
POSSIBLE FLOODING. AT THIS TIME...THE AREA HAS BEEN GETTING ISOLATED
HEAVY AMOUNTS. WILL HIGHLIGHT IN THE HWO THE HEAVY RAIN/ISOLATED
FLOODING THREAT MAINLY OVER THE WESTERN FORECAST AREA.

&&

.SHORT TERM /THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT/...
AS OF 252 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...

AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL PIVOT OVER
THE GREAT LAKES THURSDAY NIGHT...PUSHING A SURFACE LOW EAST ACROSS
THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY. THIS LOW WILL ALSO TRACK ALONG A STATIONARY
BOUNDARY DRAPED OVER KENTUCKY AND OHIO THROUGH THE DAY FRIDAY.
PREFRONTAL SHORTWAVES...AHEAD OF THE SURFACE LOW...WILL BRING
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TO THE FORECAST AREA THURSDAY EVENING.
WITH THE APPROACHING SURFACE LOW AND LINGERING
INSTABILITIES...CONVECTION MAY PERSIST THROUGH THE NIGHT AND
POSSIBLY INTO FRIDAY MORNING. THE UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL REMAIN TO
THE WEST FRIDAY AND BRING MORE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TO THE
REGION DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THE SURFACE BOUNDARY SHOULD
TRACK SOUTH INTO NORTH CAROLINA BY SATURDAY MORNING...DECREASE RAIN
CHANCES GOING INTO THE WEEKEND.

WITH A VERY GOOD CHANCE FOR THICK CLOUDS AND SHOWERS...TEMPERATURES
FRIDAY WILL RUN BELOW NORMAL WITH MID TO UPPER 70S WEST AND 80F-85F
EAST.


&&

.LONG TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...
AS OF 305 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...

A SURFACE BOUNDARY WILL STALL OVER THE CAROLINAS OVER THE WEEKEND.
AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH OVER THE GREAT LAKES AND OHIO VALLEY WILL
GENERATE WAVES ALONG THE FRONT...TRACKING MOST OF THEM ACROSS NORTH
CAROLINA OVER THE WEEKEND. RAIN CHANCES WILL BE HIGHER ALONG AND
SOUTH OF THE VA-NC BORDER. WITH THE BOUNDARY BEING SOUTH OF THE
AREA...STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS WILL BE LIMITED. ON MONDAY AND
TUESDAY...THE REGION GETS BACK INTO A TYPICAL SUMMER PATTERN WITH
SCATTERED AFTERNOON AND EVENING THUNDERSTORMS. A COLD FRONT
APPROACHES THE AREA ON WEDNESDAY...POSSIBLY STALLING OVER THE
CAROLINAS ON THURSDAY OF NEXT WEEK.

NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED THIS WEEKEND THEN MODERATE
WARMER THAN NORMAL MONDAY AND TUESDAY...AHEAD OF THE NEXT FRONT.

&&

.AVIATION /20Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY/...
AS OF 135 PM EDT WEDNESDAY...

HAVE VFR THROUGH THE AFTERNOON WITH LIMITED CONVECTION. HIGH-RES
MODELS ARE FAVORING SHOWERS AND STORMS TO FORM BETWEEN LYH/DAN BUT
THE CONFIDENCE IS LOW TO EVEN ADD VCTS AT THOSE TERMINALS. TOWARD
EVENING THERE IS A POTENTIAL CONVECTION NOW OVER TN/KY TO MOVE
INTO BLF/TRI AREA...AND THIS WILL BE MAINLY AFTER 21Z...SO HAVE
VCTS AT BLF. MODELS SHOW THIS ACTIVITY INCREASING TONIGHT WITH
MORE OF A SRN CWA TRACK...WHERE LYH/ROA MAY NOT SEE ANYTHING...BUT
ENOUGH CONFIDENCE TO HAVE PREDOMINANT SHRA AT BLF/LWB/BCB LATE.
GIVEN MORE CLOUDS THINK THE FOG THREAT WILL BE LIMITED...SO KEPT
IT MORE IFR/MVFR.

WINDS WILL BE ON THE LIGHT SIDE WITH SOME LOW END GUSTS EARLY THIS
AFTERNOON.

EXTENDED AVIATION DISCUSSION...

THE REGION WILL BE IN A GENERAL NORTHWEST FLOW PATTERN THROUGH
SATURDAY. WHILE ISOLATED TO SCATTERED SHOWERS AND STORMS CANNOT BE
RULE OUT ANY OF THESE DAYS...THE BEST POTENTIAL WILL BE ON
THURSDAY...THEN AGAIN LATER FRIDAY...FOLLOWED BY A THIRD
POTENTIAL INCREASE IN COVERAGE ON SATURDAY AS SEPARATE SHORTWAVE
TROUGHS PROGRESS TROUGH THE NORTHWEST FLOW.

VFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED FOR MOST OF THE AREA MUCH OF THE
TIME. THE EXCEPTIONS WILL COME AS TEMPORARY DECREASES WITHIN ANY
HEAVIER RAIN SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORMS...AND THEN LATE AT NIGHT AND
EARLY MORNING DUE TO RIVER OR MOUNTAIN VALLEY FOG...ESPECIALLY IN
AREAS THAT RECEIVED PRECIPITATION THE DAY BEFORE.

SUNDAY INTO MONDAY HEIGHTS RISE BUT THERE REMAINS AN UPPER TROUGH
MOVING OVER THE MID ATLANTIC DURING THIS TIME SO STORMS ARE NEVER
OUT OF THE FORECAST.

&&

.RNK WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
VA...NONE.
NC...NONE.
WV...NONE.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...MBS/WP
NEAR TERM...WP
SHORT TERM...RCS
LONG TERM...RCS
AVIATION...JM/WP


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