Area Forecast Discussion
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000 FXUS61 KGYX 181809 AFDGYX Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Gray ME 209 PM EDT Wed Oct 18 2017 .SYNOPSIS...
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High pressure will drift off to the southeast tonight and Thursday as a weak cold front approaches from the west. The front will cross the region Thursday night and will be followed by high pressure on Friday. High pressure will hold over the region through Saturday and will drift off to the southeast on Sunday. A slow moving cold front will approach from the west on Monday and will stall to the west of the region on Tuesday.
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&& .NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/...
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Quiet weather continues across the region through the short term as high pressure remains in control over the northeast. Return flow around high pressure bringing unseasonably mild temperatures into the region today and this trend will continue tonight and Thursday. Looking for clear skies and light winds overnight with lows ranging from the mid 30s north to the mid 40s south.
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&& .SHORT TERM /THURSDAY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT/...
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Thursday will again feature mostly sunny skies and temperatures well above normal. Highs will range from the upper 60s in the north to the mid 70s in the south. A southwest wind off the water will cap temps in the mid to upper 60s in midcoast Maine. A moisture starved cold front will bring some high clouds into northwest zones in the afternoon but any showers should remain well north of the border. Weak cold front will cross the region Thursday night with little more than a period of variable clouds and a wind shift during the evening hours. May see a brief sprinkle in far northern zones but pops are generally 20 percent or less. Lows overnight will range through the 40s.
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&& .LONG TERM /FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/... && .AVIATION /18Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY/...
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Short Term...VFR tonight through Thursday night with IFR/LIFR ceilings and vsby in morning valley fog. Long Term...
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&& .MARINE...
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Short Term...SCA`s will likely be needed for Thursday afternoon for the outer waters and Penobscot Bay. Long Term...
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&& .GYX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... ME...None. NH...None. MARINE...None. && $$

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