Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service State College PA
1225 PM EDT Wed Jun 28 2017

.SYNOPSIS...
High pressure will move off the eastern seaboard later today
setting up a warmer and more humid airflow beginning on
Thursday. A cold front on Saturday will bring a brief break in
the humidity.

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.NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/...
Current observations indicate partly to mostly sunny skies
across the region early this afternoon and sfc high pressure
centered over the Middle Atlantic states. Thicker cu field is
noted over the northern half of central PA. Regardless, no
pcpn is expected today with high temperatures mainly in the
70s.

Today will be the last cooler than normal day we will see for a
while as the sfc high will move east of the area by tonight
setting up a warmer and eventually more humid SW flow into
Thursday. The overnight will see a gradual increase in clouds
from the NW with another comfortable sleeping night in store
with dewpoints still only in the 50s.

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.SHORT TERM /THURSDAY/...
By Thursday the eastern US will be under a broad upper ridge,
but close to the southern edge of the main westerlies. A warmer
and more humid airmass will begin to advect into the region
between the offshore high and a low moving north of the Gr
Lakes. Deterministic models develop a fair amount of CAPE and
mid level lapse rates are forecast in the 6-7C/km range, so an
afternoon shower or thunderstorm is likely in a few spots. I
used the blended MOS POPs to favor the northern 1/3-1/2 of my
CWA for the best chance of rain in the afternoon.

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.LONG TERM /THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY/...
The upper pattern starts out with the broad ridge and high
heights over the eastern US, before eventually becoming more
broadly cyclonic, but still with heights remaining seasonably
high as most shortwave energy slides through southern Canada.

Friday will be warm and humid with diurnally driven
showers/storms possible. The deterministic ECMWF/GFS both show
the mid levels being relatively warm suggesting coverage will
be on the scattered side.

A cold front is progged to be entering the region Saturday and
moving east of the CWA early Sunday, so we should see a better
chance of more widespread rain. The front is expected to be
weak, so temperatures behind it will not change much, just a
bit of a break in the humidity for the second half of the
weekend.

Sunday Night into early Tuesday look mainly dry as high pressure
builds over the region. The cold front will begin sliding back
north as a warm front Tuesday into mid week, bringing renewed
humidity and increased chances for the usual summertime showers
and thunderstorms.

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.AVIATION /15Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/...
High pressure building into the area from the Ohio Valley will
supply mainly VFR conditions and light wind today through
tonight and into Thursday morning. Localized vis restrictions
from fog will possible again Thursday morning but should be less
widespread than this morning.


.OUTLOOK...

Thu-Fri...Isolated PM tsra impacts poss, mainly northern Pa.

Sat...Scattered PM tsra impacts possible.

Sun...No sig wx expected.

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.CTP WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
None.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...La Corte/Gartner
NEAR TERM...Gartner
SHORT TERM...La Corte
LONG TERM...La Corte
AVIATION...Fitzgerald/Ceru/Gartner



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