Area Forecast Discussion
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000 FXUS62 KFFC 260829 AFDFFC AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA 329 AM EST WED NOV 26 2014 .SHORT TERM /TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY/... UPPER TROUGH AXIS SLOWLY WORKING ITS WAY EAST ACROSS THE REGION EARLY TODAY WITH THE MAIN SHORT WAVE SWEEPING RAPIDLY ACROSS INTO THE MID-ATLANTIC COASTAL REGION THIS MORNING TAKING PRECIPITATION OUT OF THE AREA BY MIDDAY OR EARLY AFTERNOON. SECONDARY SHORT WAVE DIVING SOUTHEAST IN THE NORTHWESTERLY UPPER FLOW MOVES ACROSS THE TENNESSEE VALLEY INTO THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS THIS EVENING. NOT A WHOLE LOT OF MOISTURE TO WORK WITH BUT A FAIRLY STRONG SHORT WAVE SO IT SHOULD BE ABLE TO SQUEEZE OUT AT LEAST SCATTERED SHOWERS ACROSS FAR NORTH GEORGIA OVERNIGHT. TEMPERATURES COOL ENOUGH BY MID/LATE EVENING FOR A WINTRY MIXTURE OF RAIN AND SNOW ACROSS OUR FAR NORTHERN COUNTIES. COULD SEE IT BECOME ALL SNOW IN THE HIGHEST ELEVATIONS BY SUNRISE. PRECIPITATION WILL TAPER OFF QUICKLY THURSDAY MORNING. SURFACE TEMPERATURES ARE FORECAST TO HOVER AROUND THE FREEZING MARK FOR A WHILE EARLY THURSDAY MORNING IN THAT AREA SO SOME LIGHT ACCUMULATIONS ARE POSSIBLE...ESPECIALLY AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS...BUT AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED TO BE FAIRLY LIGHT WITH GROUND TEMPERATURES STILL RELATIVELY MILD. 20 .LONG TERM /THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY/... DRY NORTHWEST FLOW AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PERIOD BECOMES MORE ZONAL BY THE WEEKEND...THEN SOME RIDGING ALOFT INDICATED BY TUESDAY. AS STRONG HIGH PRESSURE MOVES ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES TO NEW ENGLAND...A SURFACE FRONT SINKS THROUGH THE TN VALLEY INTO NORTH GA LATE IN THE WEEKEND INTO THE FIRST OF THE WEEK. SOME DYNAMICS AND MOISTURE SHOWN WITH THIS FRONT ENTERING NORTH GA WITH THE ECMWF THE STRONGEST. HAVE INCLUDED SLIGHT CHANCES OF SHOWERS FOR THE FAR NORTH FROM SUNDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY. WEDGE FORMING ON THE LAST DAY OF THE PERIOD WHICH ALSO MAY SUPPORT SOME LIGHT RAIN AND CLOUDS. OTHERWISE...MODERATING TEMPERATURES THROUGH THE PERIOD. 41 && AVIATION... 06Z UPDATE... VFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO DOMINATE THE MAJORITY OF THE REGION THROUGH THIS FORECAST PERIOD. MVFR CONDITIONS WITH LOCAL IFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OVER THE SOUTHEASTERN PORTION OF THE AREA THROUGH 14Z...BUT THE ONLY TAF SITES WHERE ANY THREAT OF MVFR OR LOWER CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE ARE THE KMCN AND KAHN SITES. ALL AREAS EXPECTED TO BE VFR AFTER 18Z...ALTHOUGH SCATTERED MVFR OR LOWER CEILINGS ARE POSSIBLE ACROSS FAR NORTH GEORGIA...NORTH OF ALL OF THE TAF SITES...AFTER 00Z. LARGE AREA OF LIGHT RAIN ACROSS ALL BUT THE NORTHWESTERN 1/4 OF THE AREA WILL SLOWLY SHIFT EAST THROUGH 12Z AND THEN QUICKLY MOVE EAST AND NORTHEAST OF THE AREA BY 18Z. THERE IS A SLIGHT CHANCE FOR SOME LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS AND SNOW SHOWERS ACROSS THE NORTH GEORGIA MOUNTAINS AFTER 00Z. WINDS WILL BE SOUTHWEST TO NORTHWEST 4-10KT THROUGH THE PERIOD. //ATL CONFIDENCE...06Z UPDATE... MEDIUM TO HIGH ALL ELEMENTS. 20 && .PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS... ATHENS 53 35 51 30 / 70 5 5 0 ATLANTA 53 35 48 31 / 40 5 5 0 BLAIRSVILLE 50 32 44 25 / 60 20 20 5 CARTERSVILLE 53 34 48 28 / 30 10 5 0 COLUMBUS 58 37 54 32 / 20 5 5 0 GAINESVILLE 51 35 48 30 / 60 10 5 0 MACON 59 36 55 31 / 60 5 5 0 ROME 53 34 49 28 / 20 10 5 0 PEACHTREE CITY 54 35 50 29 / 30 5 5 0 VIDALIA 58 40 58 34 / 70 5 0 0 && .FFC WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... NONE. && $$ SHORT TERM...20 LONG TERM....41 AVIATION...20

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