Area Forecast Discussion
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000 FXUS61 KGYX 260731 AFDGYX Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Gray ME 331 AM EDT FRI AUG 26 2016 .SYNOPSIS...
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A cold front will move through northern New England this morning. Showers and a few thunderstorms are expected along the front, with winds shifting to the northwest in the afternoon as the front moves offshore. It will be hot with temperatures climbing into the upper 80s to low 90s. High pressure builds in out of Canada on Saturday with another warm day in the 80s. High pressure moves east on Sunday as another front approaches from the west. This front will cross the area Sunday night into Monday with another round of showers and thunderstorms.
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&& .NEAR TERM /TODAY/...
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Cold front to our west has already begun producing showers over upstate New York. These will spread into New Hampshire before 8AM and into Maine through the morning. Cannot rule out a stray thunderstorm as well. After the front moves through today expect winds to shift to the northwest eventually bringing in drier air. The shift to northwest winds will cause downslope warming and temperatures should warm into the upper 80s to low 90s later in the afternoon after the rain moves away.
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&& .SHORT TERM /TONIGHT AND SATURDAY/...
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Drier air moving in from the north will allow temperatures to fall into the 50s for most of the area tonight. Saturday will not be quite as warm without the downsloping winds but it should still be above normal with widespread 80+ temperatures.
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&& .LONG TERM /SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY/... && .AVIATION /07Z FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/...
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Short Term...Early morning fog at Lebanon and Whitefield should dissipate as showers move in and the front passes by. Showers and brief MVFR conditions possible at all sites, but most likely in the western and southern areas through this morning. Should clear to VFR areawide later this morning with a northwest flow developing. Long Term...
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&& .MARINE...
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Short Term...Southwest winds should remain below advisory levels today with wave heights generally less than 5 FT. Cold front moves offshore early this afternoon with a shift to northwest winds behind it. Long Term...
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&& .GYX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
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ME...None. NH...None. MARINE...None.
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&& $$ NEAR TERM...Kimble SHORT TERM...Kimble LONG TERM...Legro

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