Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Columbia, SC

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000 FXUS62 KCAE 210557 AFDCAE AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE COLUMBIA SC 157 AM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014 .SYNOPSIS...
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A DRY COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA LATE TODAY AND THIS EVENING. COOL AND DRY AIR WILL FILTER INTO THE REGION BEHIND THE FRONT THROUGH MID WEEK. FAIR AND DRY WEATHER WILL CONTINUE LATE WEEK THROUGH THE WEEKEND WITH NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES.
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&& .NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/...
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UPPER SHORTWAVE CURRENTLY SWINGING THROUGH THE NORTHERN FORECAST AREA. ASSOCIATED MID LEVEL CLOUDINESS AND LIGHT SPRINKLES WILL EXIT THE REGION LATER THIS MORNING AS THE SHORTWAVE MOVES OFF TO THE EAST. ADDITIONAL UPPER ENERGY WILL DIVE SE FROM THE GREAT LAKES REGION INTO THE MID ATLANTIC AND CUT OFF. COLD FRONT EXPECTED TO MOVE THROUGH OUR REGION LATE TODAY AND THIS EVENING. LIMITED MOISTURE FOR THE SYSTEM TO WORK WITH...SO WILL MAINTAIN DRY FORECAST.
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&& .SHORT TERM /WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT/...
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COOLER AND DRIER AIR WILL WORK INTO OUR REGION BEHIND THE FRONT. UPPER AND SURFACE LOWS OFF THE MID-ATLANTIC COAST WILL GRADUALLY SHIFT NORTHEAST...WHILE HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE MS RIVER VALLEY RIDGES INTO OUR AREA FROM THE WEST. THIS WILL PROVIDE A CONTINUED COOL AND DRY FLOW.
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&& .LONG TERM /FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY/...
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UPPER TROUGHINESS WILL REMAIN OVER THE E CONUS...MAINTAINING A DRY NW FLOW ALOFT FOR OUR REGION...WITH A DRY FRONT OR TROUGH OR TWO MOVING THROUGH. TEMPS GENERALLY NEAR NORMAL.
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&& .AVIATION /06Z TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/... VFR CONDITIONS EXPECTED THROUGH THE TAF PERIOD. SCT MID AND HIGH CLOUDS SHIFTING EAST THROUGH THE AREA EARLY THIS MORNING AS AN UPPER TROF MOVES EAST. EXPECT GENERALLY CLEAR SKIES BY SUNRISE. STILL SOME CHANCE OF FOG FOR A COUPLE HOURS PRE-DAWN BUT FOR NOW WILL KEEP AN MVFR TEMPO GROUP AND WATCH TRENDS OVER THE NEXT FEW HOURS. MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES OVER THE REGION TUESDAY AS A DRY COLD FRONT APPROACHES FROM THE WEST AND PUSHES EAST BY TUESDAY EVENING. LIGHT WINDS THIS MORNING BECOMING WEST-NORTHWEST AFTER DAYBREAK GENERALLY UNDER 10KT. .EXTENDED AVIATION OUTLOOK... NO IMPACTS TO AVIATION EXPECTED. MANNING && .CAE WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... SC...NONE. GA...NONE. && $$

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