Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Sterling, VA
FXUS61 KLWX 211908
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
308 PM EDT TUE JUN 21 2016
A cold front will cross the region this evening. High pressure
will briefly build in from Canada on Wednesday. A warm front will
lift north across the region Wednesday night. Another cold front
will cross the region later Thursday and Thursday night. High
pressure will build back across the area for the weekend.
.NEAR TERM /THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...
Very active afternoon with plenty of showers and thunderstorms.
Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until 9PM but will probably
be able to start shaving off portions of it as it becomes more
clear where the first line has stabilized the atmosphere.
Patchy fog possible overnight. Otherwise...high pressure from
Canada will usher in drier air for the region on Wednesday.
Temperatures will drop a bit but northwesterly downslope flow
likely to prevent a big drop.
.SHORT TERM /WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY/...
Front that moves through as a cold front tonight will push back
north as a warm front on Wednesday night with rain and perhaps
embedded thunder moving back across the region. Very warm and
humid air mass moves in behind warm front for Thursday and we will
have another potential round of severe weather later Thursday into
Thursday evening. As front drops back south on Thursday night the
showers and thunderstorms will move southeast away from the area.
An upper trough of low pressure will swing across the region
Friday. There is a chance for a lingering shower or thunderstorm,
mainly across the west and south.
.LONG TERM /FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY/...
High pressure will build into the region Friday night through
Sunday. Drier and cooler air will follow throughout the weekend.
This same area of high pressure will move offshore and closer
to southern New England Sunday night and Monday. A warm and more
humid return flow will evolve Sunday night through Tuesday. This
will help in fueling showers and thunderstorms each period. A few
thunderstorms could contain gusty winds.
.AVIATION /19Z TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/...
Brief IFR with severe thunderstorms across the region at present.
Hail and damaging winds main threat. This threat will rapidly
diminish this evening as cold front sinks south with VFR later
tonight thru Wednesday. Front moves back in as a warm front with
more rain later Wednesday night into early Thursday. Another round
of severe weather possible later Thursday into Thursday night.
Ifr conditions possible near CHO with any showers or
thunderstorms Friday. Vfr conditions all terminals Friday night.
Winds northeast around 5 knots Friday becoming southeast around 5
knots Friday night.
Marginal SCA continues at present. Also have damaging
thunderstorms with wind and hail moving across the waters thru
early this evening. Conditions improve later tonight and continue
dry thru Wednesday, though winds may be near SCA limits on
Wednesday. Warm front moves in with more rain later Wednesday
night then SCA looking likely ahead of next cold front on Thursday
into Thursday night, along with another round of t-storms.
No marine hazards expected Friday and Friday night.
MARINE...Small Craft Advisory until 8 PM EDT this evening for