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FXUS64 KHUN 062104
AFDHUN

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
404 PM CDT FRI MAY 6 2016

.DISCUSSION...
ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL DAY ACROSS THE TN VALLEY WITH CURRENT TEMPS IN THE
LOWER 70S...SCT CLOUDS AND LESS BREEZY COMPARED TO YESTERDAY. STILL
HAVE THE OMEGA BLOCK PATTERN ACROSS THE U.S. TODAY...HOWEVER THE
RIDGE WILL BEGIN TO BUILD INTO THE SOUTHEAST TONIGHT. WINDS WILL
SLACKEN AND CLOUDS DIMINISH ALLOWING FOR GOOD RADIATIONAL COOLING
THUS BELOW SEASONABLE TEMPS AGAIN TONIGHT.

A GREAT WEEKEND AND MOTHERS DAY IS IN STORE AS THE RIDGE CONTINUES
TO BUILD INTO THE REGION THIS WEEKEND. TEMPS WILL WARM UP INTO THE
LOWER 80S AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL. SO BE SURE TO ENJOY ALL OF
THE OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES BEFORE A PATTERN CHANGE COMES!

THE UPPER LEVEL LOW OVER ON THE WEST COAST WILL SWING ACROSS THE
ROCKIES ON MONDAY AND FLATTEN OUT THE RIDGE. MODELS CONTINUE TO SHOW
THE PARENT LOW WILL TRACK UP TO THE NORTHERN PLAINS WHILE ANOTHER LOW
WILL LIFT FROM THE TX PANHANDLE UP TOWARDS THE GREAT LAKES. THE
BETTER FORCING WILL BE TO OUR NW KEEPING THE MAJORITY OF
SHOWERS/TSTORMS OUR OF THE FORECAST AREA. BROUGHT IN A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF TSTORMS IN FAR NW AL MONDAY AFTN...OTHERWISE OUR NEXT CHANCE OF
PRECIP IS MONDAY NIGHT.

UNSETTLED WEATHER PATTERN BUT JUST ABOVE SEASONABLE TEMPS DESCRIBES
MOST OF NEXT WEEK. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S...OVERNIGHT LOWS IN THE
LOWER 60S. WITH DISTURBANCES GOING THROUGH THE MORE ZONAL FLOW
PATTERN THROUGHOUT THE WEEK...KEPT IN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS.

JMS

&&

.AVIATION...
/ISSUED 1236 PM CDT FRI MAY 6 2016/
FOR 18Z TAFS...
VFR WEATHER SHOULD PREVAIL FOR THE TAF PERIOD. HIGH PRESSURE
MOVING IN FROM THE WEST AND LOW PRESSURE OFF OF THE EAST COAST...
HAD RESULTED IN 5-15 KT WINDS FROM THE NORTH. DAYTIME HEATING AND
MIXING HAD RESULTED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF VFR/FAIR WEATHER CUMULUS.
AFTER SUNSET THIS EVENING...THE WINDS SHOULD BECOME LIGHT FROM THE
NORTH AS THE LOWER CLOUDS FADE...LEADING TO CLEAR SKIES. SURFACE
WINDS WILL BECOME WESTERLY 5-10 KT SHORTLY AFTER SUNRISE SATURDAY
MORNING.

RSB

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
HUNTSVILLE    49  82  56  83 /   0   0   0   0
SHOALS        50  82  58  83 /   0   0   0   0
VINEMONT      50  79  56  81 /   0   0   0   0
FAYETTEVILLE  48  81  56  81 /   0   0   0   0
ALBERTVILLE   48  80  55  81 /   0   0   0   0
FORT PAYNE    47  79  54  81 /   0   0   0   0

&&

.HUN WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
AL...NONE.
TN...NONE.
&&

$$

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