Area Forecast Discussion
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000 FXUS62 KFFC 260750 AFDFFC Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Peachtree City GA 350 AM EDT THU MAY 26 2016 .SHORT TERM /Today through Friday/...
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A broad upper ridge should persist over the southeast during the short term. A weak short wave crossing the southern Appalachians today could support widely scattered showers and thunderstorms today into the evening. Have continued with chance pops much of northeast where best cape and better moisture is indicated. Otherwise...slight chance for most of the remainder of the forecast area. For Friday no big changes are expected. Still looking at best moisture and dynamics vicinity of the Appalachians...with ridging dominating the remainder of the area. Have confined pops on Friday to the area from Atlanta to Athens and north. Have stayed close to mav/met compromise. 41 .LONG TERM /Friday Night through Wednesday/... Extended forecast period continues to be dominated by the western Atlantic low. GFS and ECMWF both show the primary impacts from this system remaining east of the forecast area through the period. The weekend still looks like a quieter period as we are under the influence of subsidence along the periphery of the system and somewhat stable easterly low-level flow. Upper low and surface reflection really do not make it further west than the Carolina/ Georgia coast or maybe the Carolina low-country. By Monday through Thursday model instability increases some as well as deeper moisture over the forecast area and we lose the subsidence over the state so at least scattered...somewhat diurnal in nature...convection still looks probable. 20
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&& AVIATION... 06Z Update... Expectin vfr through the period. Some mid/high clouds this morning then some diurnal cumulus 040-050. Convective potential too marginal to mention at any site...however best chances should remain north of KATL-KAHN. Winds light and variable becomins just west of south after 15z. //ATL Confidence...06Z Update... High on all elements 41 && .PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
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Athens 88 64 86 63 / 30 20 20 10 Atlanta 87 66 86 65 / 20 10 20 10 Blairsville 82 61 82 59 / 30 20 30 20 Cartersville 88 65 87 63 / 20 10 20 20 Columbus 88 67 88 66 / 20 10 10 5 Gainesville 86 65 86 63 / 30 20 20 20 Macon 90 63 89 64 / 20 10 5 5 Rome 89 64 87 63 / 20 10 30 20 Peachtree City 87 63 86 63 / 20 10 20 10 Vidalia 89 64 87 65 / 20 5 5 5
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&& .FFC WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... NONE. && $$ SHORT TERM...41 LONG TERM....20 AVIATION...41

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