Area Forecast Discussion
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000 FXUS61 KGYX 020703 AFDGYX AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME 303 AM EDT WED SEP 2 2015 .SYNOPSIS...
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A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE NORTH TODAY AND WILL GRADUALLY SETTLE SOUTH THROUGH THE REGION TONIGHT AND THURSDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD SOUTH FROM CANADA THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL CREST OVER THE AREA FRIDAY NIGHT AND WILL PUSH SOUTH OFF THE COAST ON SATURDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL HOLD SOUTH OF NEW ENGLAND SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.
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&& .NEAR TERM /THROUGH TODAY/...
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QUIET WEATHER CONTINUES TODAY AS HIGH PRESSURE REMAINS ANCHORED SOUTH OF NEW ENGLAND. SHOULD BE A HOT ONE IN INTERIOR SECTIONS OF MAINE AND NEW HAMPSHIRE WITH HIGHS TOPPING OUT IN THE MID 80S TO NEAR 90. ONCE AGAIN AN AFTERNOON SEA BREEZE WILL CAP TEMPS AT THE COAST IN THE UPPER 70S TO MID 80S.
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&& .SHORT TERM /TONIGHT THROUGH 6 PM THURSDAY/...
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WEAK COLD FRONT WILL DROP SOUTH FROM CANADA OVERNIGHT BRINGING VARIABLE HIGH AND MID LEVEL CLOUDINESS INTO THE FORECAST AREA OVERNIGHT. WILL SEE A WARM NIGHT FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR WITH LOWS RANGING THROUGH THE 60S IN MOST LOCATIONS. COLD FRONT WILL LINGER OVER SOUTHERN ZONES ON THURSDAY BEFORE SHIFTING OFFSHORE IN THE EVENING. SOME FAIRLY RESPECTABLE CAPES DEVELOP DURING THE AFTERNOON IN SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL ZONES SO EXPECT SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TO DEVELOP FROM LATE MORNING ONWARD. NOT A LOT OF SHEAR SO NOT LOOKING FOR ANY WIDESPREAD SEVERE BUT PWAT`S APPROACHING 1.5 INCHES AND SLOW STORM MOVEMENT WILL PROVIDE SOME MUCH NEEDED RAINFALL FOR SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE AND MAINE. EXPECT HIGHS TO RANGE THROUGH THE 80S FROM NORTH TO SOUTH.
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&& .LONG TERM /THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY/...
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COLD FRONT WILL CONTINUE TO DROP WELL TO OUR SOUTH THURSDAY EVENING USHERING A COOLER AND DRIER AIRMASS. ANY SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS SOUTHERN ZONES WILL END EARLY IN THE EVENING. THEREAFTER...HIGH PRESSURE WILL SETTLE IN THROUGH SATURDAY...THEN SETTLE TO THE SOUTH OF THE AREA SUNDAY THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK. AFTER A BRIEF COOL DOWN FOR FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY...RETURN FLOW AROUND HIGH PRESSURE FOR SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY WILL RESULT IN INCREASING HEAT AND HUMIDITY ONCE AGAIN. AT THIS TIME...IT LOOKS AS THOUGH MONDAY AND TUESDAY SHOULD FEATURE TEMPERATURES 85 TO 90 FOR MOST...AND POSSIBLY AS HIGH AS THE 92 TO 94 RANGE AT A FEW SPOTS ACROSS SOUTHERNMOST ZONES. SUMMER IS NOT LEAVING US YET. DRY WEATHER IS CURRENTLY EXPECTED THROUGH MUCH OF THE EXTENDED AFTER WHATEVER SHOWERS/STORMS END THU EVENING.
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&& .AVIATION /06Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/...
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SHORT TERM...VFR TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY. AREAS OF IFR/LIFR CIGS/VSBY IN MORNING VALLEY FOG THURSDAY. LONG TERM...MAINLY VFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED THU NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY. A PERIOD OF LOWER CONDITIONS IS POSSIBLE THU EVENING IN LEFTOVER SHOWERS.
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&& .MARINE...
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SHORT TERM...NO FLAGS. LONG TERM...NORTHEASTERLY WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE THURSDAY NIGHT IN THE WAKE OF A COLD FRONT. SMALL CRAFT CONDITIONS WILL BE POSSIBLE THEN. OTHERWISE...NO SIGNIFICANT ISSUES FORESEEN.
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&& .GYX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... ME...NONE. NH...NONE. MARINE...NONE. && $$ LONG TERM...MLE

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