Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Atlanta, GA

Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary Off
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50

000
FXUS62 KFFC 202336
AFDFFC

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION...UPDATE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
736 PM EDT MON OCT 20 2014

.EVENING UPDATE...
AN UPPER DISTURBANCE IS SPREADING SOME MID CLOUDS OVER NORTH GA
THIS EVENING... WITH A FEW SPRINKLES POSSIBLE... BUT NOTHING IS
EXPECTED TO MEASURE. HAVE ADDED SLIGHT CHANCE OF SPRINKLES TO FAR
NORTH GA TONIGHT. THE CLOUDS SHOULD GRADUALLY THIN OUT AS THEY
PROGRESS SOUTHWARD OVERNIGHT...AS DRIER AIR CONTINUES TO ADVECT IN
FROM THE NW. A DRY COLD FRONT WILL PUSH INTO NORTH GA AROUND 4-6 AM
TUE MORNING... THEN SWEEP ACROSS ATLANTA METRO BETWEEN 8-10 AM
TUE... THEN ACROSS COLUMBUS AND MACON BETWEEN 11 AM AND 1 PM TUE.
SHOULD SEE SOME GUSTY NW WINDS DEVELOP BEHIND THE FRONT.
OTHERWISE... CURRENT FORECAST STILL LOOKS ON TRACK IF CLOUDS THIN AS
EXPECTED. /39


.SHORT TERM /TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT/...
/ISSUED AT 332 PM EDT MON OCT 20 2014/
COOL TEMPS IN THE SHORT TERM. A COOL AIRMASS OVER THE REGION WILL
CONTINUE THROUGH THE SHORT TERM WITH TEMPS TUESDAY MORNING MAINLY IN
THE 40S TO NEAR 50. EXPECTING A BIT COOLER AIR TO MOVE INTO THE AREA
AS A DRY COLD FRONT SWEEPS THROUGH THE STATE LATE TONIGHT INTO
TUESDAY MORNING. THIS DRY COLD FRONT ILL JUST USHER IN A LITTLE BIT
COOLER AIRMASS TO HELP REINFORCE WHAT WE ALREADY HAVE. TEMPS
WEDNESDAY MORNING WILL BE ABOUT 2 TO 3 DEG COOLER THAN TUESDAY
MORNING. THERE WILL ALSO BE AN INCREASE IN HIGH CLOUDS ACROSS THE
REGION WITH THIS FRONTAL PASSAGE BUT NOT EXPECTING ANY PRECIPITATION.

01


.LONG TERM /WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY/...
NO CHANGES TO THE LONG TERM PLANNED. SEE PREVIOUS DISCUSSION BELOW..

17

LONG TERM /TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY/...
/ISSUED AT 354 AM EDT MON OCT 20 2014/
LONG TERM PERIOD BEGINS WITH CLOSED UPPER LOW MOVING OFFSHORE THE
MID ATLANTIC COAST WHILE AT THE SURFACE AN AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE
BRIDGES ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES WITH INFLUENCE ALL THE WAY SOUTH
THROUGH OUR AREA AND THE GULF COAST. AS STRONG UPPER HIGH BUILDS
OVER THE MID SECTION OF THE COUNTRY...LOCAL AREA WILL REMAIN IN A
DRY NORTHWEST FLOW ALOFT AND GENERALLY WEAK HIGH PRESSURE AT THE
SURFACE. WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR FOR POTENTIAL TROPICAL/HYBRID
SYSTEMS LATE IN THE PERIOD BUT FOR NOW WILL REMAIN WITH A DRY
FORECAST FOR THE NEXT SEVEN DAYS.

DEESE

&&

.AVIATION...
00Z UPDATE...
VFR CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE REGION. EXPECT SCT CLOUDS
AROUND 8000 TO 12000FT TO SPREAD ACROSS ATL BY 01-02Z THIS
EVENING... BUT THEN THIN OUT OVERNIGHT. LIGHT SW WINDS SHOULD
PERSIST UNTIL A DRY COLD FRONT SWEEPS ACROSS THE AREA... RESULTING
IN NW WINDS AROUND 5-6KTS FOR ATLANTA TAFS BY 09-10Z TUE... THEN
INCREASING TO AROUND 10-12KTS WITH HIGHER GUSTS BY 16-17Z TUE. NO
PRECIPITATION OR RESTRICTIONS TO VSBY IS EXPECTED.

//ATL CONFIDENCE...00Z UPDATE...
CONFIDENCE HIGH ON ALL ELEMENTS.

39

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
ATHENS          49  75  45  69 /   0   0   0   0
ATLANTA         54  74  49  68 /   0   0   0   0
BLAIRSVILLE     46  67  38  62 /   0   0   0   0
CARTERSVILLE    46  73  42  68 /   0   0   0   0
COLUMBUS        53  78  50  74 /   0   0   0   0
GAINESVILLE     51  71  46  66 /   0   0   0   0
MACON           47  78  46  75 /   0   0   0   0
ROME            47  73  43  70 /   0   0   0   0
PEACHTREE CITY  47  75  43  70 /   0   0   0   0
VIDALIA         54  79  54  74 /   0   0   0   0

&&

.FFC WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NONE.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM...01/39
LONG TERM....17
AVIATION...39







USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.