Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Atlanta, GA

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FXUS62 KFFC 210549
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
149 AM EDT TUE OCT 21 2014


.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 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...
06Z UPDATE...
VFR CONDITIONS EXPECTED THRU PERIOD WITH SOME MVFR VSBYS THIS
MORNING MAINLY FOR KMCN AND POSSIBLY KCSG. SOME LINGERING CIRRUS
OTHERWISE MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES. ANOTHER DRY FRONT PUSHING
SOUTHEASTWARD SHOULD INCREASE GRADIENT WINDS OUT OF NW THROUGH
TODAY INCREASING TO 8-10 KTS GUSTING 14-18 KTS AFTER 15-17Z...THEN
DECREASING TO 4-7 KTS AFTER 00Z THIS EVENING.

//ATL CONFIDENCE...06Z UPDATE...
HIGH ALL ELEMENTS.

BAKER

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
ATHENS          75  45  69  43 /   5   0   0   0
ATLANTA         74  49  68  45 /   5   0   0   0
BLAIRSVILLE     67  38  62  37 /  10   0   0   0
CARTERSVILLE    73  42  68  42 /  10   0   0   0
COLUMBUS        78  50  74  46 /   5   0   0   0
GAINESVILLE     71  46  66  45 /   5   0   0   0
MACON           79  46  75  42 /   0   0   0   0
ROME            73  43  70  40 /  10   0   0   0
PEACHTREE CITY  75  43  70  39 /   5   0   0   0
VIDALIA         81  53  74  49 /   0   0   0   0

&&

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

$$

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




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