Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS64 KHUN 010800
AFDHUN

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
300 AM CDT TUE SEP 1 2015

.DISCUSSION...
WATER VAPOR IMAGERY THIS MORNING SHOWING A FEW FEATURES TO
NOTE...ONE OF WHICH IS A WEAK UPPER LOW OVER LOUISIANA WHICH IS
FEEDING UPPER LEVEL CLOUDS ACROSS THE AREA THAT SHOULD REMAIN
THROUGH THE DAY. A BROAD UPPER RIDGE WAS EVIDENT OVER MUCH OF THE
EASTERN US WITH A WEAK EMBEDDED UPPER LOW CIRCULATING OVER INDIANA.
SUBSIDENCE DEEPENS OVER THE LOCAL AREA TODAY AND WILL INHIBIT
SHOWER/THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPMENT. THE SUBSIDENCE IS ESPECIALLY
EVIDENT IN THE STRONG RIDGE AT 800/700MB CENTERED OFF THE SE US
COAST. GUIDANCE CONTINUES TO SHOW A DRIER TREND OVER THE NEXT FEW
DAYS AND PER SOUNDINGS...LOOKS LIKE THE SUBSIDENCE/MID LEVEL CAPPING
AND DRY MID LEVELS WILL KEEP THE AREA DRY THROUGH FRIDAY. CANNOT
RULE OUT A SHOWER OR TWO BUT A 10 PERCENT POP IS WARRANTED FOR THAT.
WITH SUFFICIENT WARMING AND MIXING EACH DAY...SHOULD SEE PARTLY
CLOUDY MID LEVEL CLOUDS EACH AFTERNOON. EVEN WITH THE START OF
METEOROLOGICAL FALL TODAY...TEMPERATURES THROUGH FRIDAY WILL BE
SLIGHTLY ABOVE SEASONABLE AVERAGES AND MORE SUMMER-LIKE WITH HIGHS IN
THE UPPER 80S TO LOWER 90S.

GUIDANCE CONTINUES TO DIVERGE ON THE HANDLING OF
SYNOPTIC FEATURES FOR THE WEEKEND AND INTO THE NEW WORK
WEEK...SPECIFICALLY HOW THE UPPER TROUGH OVER THE PAC NW IMPACTS THE
DEEPENING TROUGH OVER THE EASTERN US. THEY ARE STILL CONSISTENT
HOWEVER IN DEVELOPING A BACK DOOR FRONT/TROUGH AND A WEAK UPPER LOW
OVER THE CAROLINAS ON SATURDAY. THIS WILL USHER IN ADDITIONAL
MOISTURE FROM THE EAST AND PROVIDE ENOUGH LIFT FOR SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. TIMING IS STILL UNCERTAIN UNTIL THE MODELS CAN
BETTER DISCERN THE LARGE SCALE FEATURES. TEMPS REMAIN IN THE UPPER
80S FOR THE WEEKEND.

THE FRONT WEAKENS AND SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE RETURNS FOR
TUESDAY/WEDNESDAY WHICH LOOK TO BE DRY AT THIS TIME WITH HIGHS IN
THE UPPER 80S.

LN

&&

.AVIATION...
/ISSUED 1155 PM CDT MON AUG 31 2015/
FOR 06Z TAFS...
VFR WEATHER IS EXPECTED AFTER MIDNIGHT. HOWEVER PATCHY MAINLY MVFR
FOG/MIST FORMATION IS FORECAST TO AFFECT THE TERMINALS BEFORE
DAYBREAK TUE. GIVEN THIS POSSIBILITY...HAVE CONTINUED TEMPO MVFR VIS
VALUES IN TAFS. ANY OBSTRUCTIONS THAT FORM SHOULD QUICKLY BURN AWAY
AFTER DAYBREAK TUE...WITH VFR WEATHER FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE TAF.

RSB

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
HUNTSVILLE    91  69  93  70 /  10  10  10  10
SHOALS        90  68  92  68 /  10  10  10  10
VINEMONT      88  67  89  68 /  10  10  10  10
FAYETTEVILLE  88  66  89  67 /  10  10  10  10
ALBERTVILLE   87  68  89  68 /  10  10  10  10
FORT PAYNE    87  66  89  66 /  10  10  10  10

&&

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

$$

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