Area Forecast Discussion
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000 FXUS61 KGYX 282102 AAA AFDGYX AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION...UPDATED NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME 502 PM EDT FRI AUG 28 2015 .SYNOPSIS... BROAD HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE NORTHEAST WILL KEEP CONDITIONS DRY THROUGH THE WEEKEND AND INTO NEXT WEEK. A COLD FRONT WILL DROP SOUTH ACROSS THE AREA MONDAY NIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE REASSERTS ITSELF ON TUESDAY WITH WARM AND HUMID AIR MOVING BACK INTO THE AREA. && .NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM SATURDAY MORNING/... .UPDATE... JUST A QUICK ADJUSTMENT TO CLOUD COVER FOR MOUNT WASHINGTON. RELATIVELY LOW DEW POINTS WILL ALLOW TEMPERATURES TO DROP OFF QUICKLY TONIGHT WITH READINGS BOTTOMING OUT IN THE LOWER 50S WITH A FEW UPPER 40S. && PREVIOUS DISCUSSION... HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE AREA WILL ALLOW GOOD RADIATIONAL COOLING CONDITIONS TO SET UP TONIGHT. AFTERNOON CUMULUS CLOUDS SHOULD DISSIPATE AND GIVE WAY TO A CLEAR SKY. TEMPERATURES SHOULD FALL A FEW DEGREES LOWER THAN THEY DID THIS MORNING... WITH MID 40S TO MID 50S COMMON ACROSS THE AREA. EXPECT VALLEY FOG TO BE A LITTLE MORE WIDESPREAD TONIGHT THAN LAST NIGHT. && .SHORT TERM /6 AM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT/... HIGH PRESSURE SHIFTS SLIGHTLY TO THE EAST ON SATURDAY ALLOWING A SOUTHERLY FLOW TO BEGIN TRANSPORTING WARM AND MOIST AIR BACK INTO NORTHERN NEW ENGLAND. SHOULD SEE HIGH TEMPERATURES WARMING INTO THE 80S WITH INCREASING HUMIDITY... ALTHOUGH IT WILL REMAIN DRY. IT WILL NOT BE AS COOL SATURDAY NIGHT DUE TO HIGHER DEW POINTS. && .LONG TERM /SUNDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/... IN THE LONG TERM IT LOOKS LIKE WARM AND MOSTLY DRY WITH TEMPERATURES CLIMBING INTO THE 80S EACH DAY AS 500 RIDGE PUSHES INTO THE REGION. IN THE SUNDAY TO MONDAY TIME FRAME A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL MOVE SOUTH WITH LITTLE IN THE WAY OF PRECIPITATION. && .AVIATION /21Z FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/... SHORT TERM...VALLEY FOG LIKELY AT LEBANON AND WHITEFIELD AND POSSIBLE AT CONCORD AS WELL EARLY SATURDAY MORNING. OTHERWISE EXPECT VFR CONDITIONS. LONG TERM...VFR EXPECTED. && .MARINE... SHORT TERM...HIGH PRESSURE KEEPS WINDS LIGHT ACROSS THE WATERS. LONG TERM...WINDS AND SEAS BELOW SCA CRITERIA. && .GYX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... ME...NONE. NH...NONE. MARINE...NONE. && $$ NEAR TERM...HANES SHORT TERM...KIMBLE LONG TERM...HAWLEY

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