Area Forecast Discussion
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000 FXUS62 KFFC 131143 AFDFFC Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Peachtree City GA 643 AM EST Wed Dec 13 2017 .PREV DISCUSSION...
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/Issued 330 AM EST Wed Dec 13 2017/ SHORT TERM /Today through Thursday/... High pressure building into the area will keep things dry with wind speeds also diminish today. A colder airmass is moving in across the state behind the cold front that pushed across the region Tuesday. Low temps this morning are expected to be mainly in the teens and 20s with high temps this afternoon in the 40s and 50s across the CWA. A bit more southwesterly flow sets up later today so low temps Tonight are not expected to get as low with reading mainly in the 30s expected Thu morning. High temps Thu will also rebound into the 50s and 60s. 01 LONG TERM /Thursday Night through Tuesday/... No significant changes made to the long-term forecast trends. Medium-range models remain somewhat static in the large scale pattern but fairly progressive concerning the smaller-scale features through the majority of the period. Also continue to see fairly good agreement between models through the beginning of next week. Some divergence as we head into the middle of next week. All-in-all, period starts out cool but dry. Short wave sweeps through Friday, but better moisture and precipitation remains generally south of the forecast area. Shift to a persistent southwesterly upper flow pattern over the weekend brings in a milder and wetter period by Sunday through late Monday, tapering off some as we head into the middle of next week. 20
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&& .AVIATION...
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12Z Update... VFR Ceilings... No precip... No restrictions to VSBYs expected. Winds will be the primary concern today. Through the morning a shift in the wind direction from the NW towards the SW is expected as wind speeds increase by the afternoon to 8-15 kts with little gusts. After 00Z, winds should shift back to westerly with wind speeds decreasing after 06Z to 10kts or less. //ATL Confidence...12Z Update... High confidence on all elements. Thiem/01
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&& .PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS... Athens 49 34 56 34 / 0 0 0 10 Atlanta 48 35 54 34 / 0 0 0 10 Blairsville 43 28 46 25 / 0 0 0 10 Cartersville 47 32 51 29 / 0 0 0 10 Columbus 52 36 59 38 / 0 0 0 10 Gainesville 45 35 51 33 / 0 0 0 10 Macon 52 34 60 37 / 0 0 0 5 Rome 48 31 51 29 / 0 0 0 10 Peachtree City 50 34 56 34 / 0 0 0 10 Vidalia 52 37 62 42 / 0 0 0 10 && .FFC WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... NONE. && $$ SHORT TERM...01 LONG TERM....20 AVIATION...Thiem/01

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