Area Forecast Discussion
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000 FXUS61 KGYX 020658 AFDGYX Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Gray ME 258 AM EDT SAT JUL 2 2016 .SYNOPSIS...
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High pressure will build south of the region today through tonight and will shift offshore on Sunday. A weak moisture starved cold front will drop south through the region on Monday. High pressure will build over the region Monday night through Tuesday and will settle south of the region on Wednesday. Another weak cold front will drop south through the region late Thursday and Thursday night and will stall south of the region on Friday.
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&& .NEAR TERM /THROUGH TODAY/...
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Cold front currently pushing through New Hampshire with a few lingering showers ahead of it. Should see westerly winds pick behind this boundary clearing areas of fog and stratus out of the usual valley locations by daybreak or shortly after. Winds will quickly increase today as low pressure pulls away and high pressure builds south of the region. Looking for a mix of sun and clouds downwind of the mountains today with highs in the mid 70s to lower 80s. Will see more in the way of clouds in the north as upper trough swings through along with a chance of a few showers. Highs in the north will range from the mid 60s to mid 70s.
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&& .SHORT TERM /TONIGHT THROUGH 6 PM SUNDAY/...
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Skies will go mostly clear overnight as high pressure continues to build south of the region. Lows will range through the 40s north and upper 40s to upper 50s in the south. High pressure will slide offshore south of new england on Sunday and warm westerly flow will continue across the region. Should see a mix of sun and clouds with highs ranging through the 70s north and upper 70s to mid 80s south.
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&& .LONG TERM /SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY/...
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Fair and dry weather expected in the long term and increasingly warm. A ridge will begin to work in during the week with temps climbing into the 90s by Wednesday and Thursday. By Friday models are indicating a frontal passage which will likely bring showers back to the region.
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&& .AVIATION /06Z SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...
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Short Term...VFR today through Sunday. Long Term...VFR expected.
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&& .MARINE...
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Short Term...Continuing sca`s through this evening...mainly for seas. Long Term...Winds and seas expected to remain below SCA criteria.
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&& .TIDES/COASTAL FLOODING...
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There is a moderate risk for rip currents at all beaches today.
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&& .GYX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
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ME...None. NH...None. MARINE...Small Craft Advisory until 6 PM EDT this evening for ANZ150- 152. Small Craft Advisory until 6 AM EDT early this morning for ANZ154.
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