Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS62 KCAE 211038
AFDCAE

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE COLUMBIA SC
638 AM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
A DRY COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA LATE TODAY AND THIS
EVENING. COOL AND DRY AIR WILL FILTER INTO THE REGION BEHIND THE
FRONT THROUGH MID WEEK. FAIR AND DRY WEATHER WILL CONTINUE LATE
WEEK THROUGH THE WEEKEND WITH NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES.

&&

.NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/...
UPPER SHORTWAVE CURRENTLY SWINGING THROUGH THE NORTHERN FORECAST
AREA. ASSOCIATED MID LEVEL CLOUDINESS AND LIGHT SPRINKLES WILL
EXIT THE REGION LATER THIS MORNING AS THE SHORTWAVE MOVES OFF TO
THE EAST. ADDITIONAL UPPER ENERGY WILL DIVE SE FROM THE GREAT
LAKES REGION INTO THE MID ATLANTIC AND CUT OFF. COLD FRONT
EXPECTED TO MOVE THROUGH OUR REGION LATE TODAY AND THIS EVENING.
LIMITED MOISTURE FOR THE SYSTEM TO WORK WITH...SO WILL MAINTAIN DRY
FORECAST.

&&

.SHORT TERM /WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT/...
COOLER AND DRIER AIR WILL WORK INTO OUR REGION BEHIND THE FRONT.
UPPER AND SURFACE LOWS OFF THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST WILL GRADUALLY
SHIFT NORTHEAST...WHILE HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE MS RIVER VALLEY
RIDGES INTO OUR AREA FROM THE WEST. THIS WILL PROVIDE A CONTINUED
COOL AND DRY FLOW.

&&

.LONG TERM /FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY/...
UPPER TROUGHINESS WILL REMAIN OVER THE E CONUS...MAINTAINING A
DRY NW FLOW ALOFT FOR OUR REGION...WITH A DRY FRONT OR TROUGH OR
TWO MOVING THROUGH. TEMPS GENERALLY NEAR NORMAL.

&&

.AVIATION /12Z TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/...
VFR CONDITIONS EXPECTED THROUGH THE PERIOD.

WITH UPPER TROF AXIS EAST OF THE AREA...SKIES HAVE CLEARED. A
COUPLE OF SPOTS OF MVFR FOG DEVELOPED BUT HAS SINCE DISSIPATED AS
SURFACE DEWPOINTS HAVE BEEN SLOWLY FALLING OVER THE LAST FEW
HOURS. MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES REMAINDER OF TODAY AS A DRY COLD FRONT
APPROACHES FROM THE WEST AND EAST THIS EVENING. LIGHT WINDS
THIS MORNING BECOMING WEST- NORTHWEST AFTER DAYBREAK GENERALLY
UNDER 10KT. BEHIND THE FRONT THIS EVENING NW WINDS GENERALLY UNDER
10KT EXPECTED.

.EXTENDED AVIATION OUTLOOK...
NO IMPACTS TO AVIATION EXPECTED.

MANNING

&&

.CAE WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
SC...NONE.
GA...NONE.
&&

$$




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