Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Jackson, KY

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FXUS63 KJKL 210732

National Weather Service Jackson KY
332 AM EDT Sat Oct 21 2017

.SHORT TERM...(Today through Sunday)
Issued at 331 AM EDT SAT OCT 21 2017

The main weather feature through the short term will be high
pressure anchored across the central Appalachian range. As this
high shifts east, southerly flow will be on the increase bringing
ample moisture northward into the region. This apparent even now
with upper level moisture in the form of cirrus drifting north
over central Kentucky. This will continue into the day today with
continued cirrus streaming north. Temps will be on the increase
with an increased southerly flow as well with highs reaching
around 80 for east Kentucky. This will likely fall a few degrees
short of the record of 83 for JKL and LOZ. Cloud cover will be on
increase into tonight along with increased winds as the next front
approaches from the west. This will lead to less fog development
tonight and slightly warmer low temps. The increased cloud cover
will lead to temps topping out around 80 again for highs on
Sunday. Overall, a dry short term forecast will be on tap as
precip should hold off from entering eastern Kentucky until Sunday
night. Therefore, the forecast challenge lies with the impact to
the highs and lows temperatures from the increased southerly flow.

.LONG TERM...(Sunday night through Friday)
Issued at 331 AM EDT SAT OCT 21 2017

The long term discussion will be issued shortly.


.AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Saturday night)

High pressure over the area will keep mostly clear skies over the
area with the exception of some cirrus creeping north from the
south. Winds are expected to remain light and variable through the
period. The only concern will be the development of some fog in
the deeper valleys towards dawn. Some of this fog may creep into
the TAF sites of SME and LOZ but this will be MVFR conditions at
worse and shouldn`t last longer than an hour. VFR is expected
after 13Z.




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