Area Forecast Discussion
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000 FXUS61 KGYX 151417 AAA AFDGYX AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION...UPDATED NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME 1017 AM EDT MON SEP 15 2014 .SYNOPSIS... HIGH PRESSURE WILL SHIFT OFFSHORE TODAY. A COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE WEST TONIGHT AND WILL CROSS THE REGION ON TUESDAY. A SECONDARY COLD FRONT WILL DROP SOUTH THROUGH THE REGION ON WEDNESDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD IN FROM THE WEST WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY. HIGH [PRESSURE WILL SHIFT OFFSHORE FRIDAY NIGHT AND WILL HOLD OFF THE COAST THROUGH SATURDAY. && .NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/...
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UPDATE...SOME MINOR ADJUSTMENTS TO GRIDS TO REFLECT CURRENT OBSERVATIONAL TRENDS. LARGEST CHANGES WERE TO SKY COVER...WHICH THERE IS LITTLE OF ATTM. ACROSS THE NRN ZONES SOME BROKEN CLOUDS WILL GRADUALLY ENCROACH FROM THE W...AS THEY MOVE IN FROM ADIRONDACKS AND SRN QUEBEC.
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&& .SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH 6 PM TUESDAY/... TONIGHT`S LOWS WILL BE WARMER THAN THIS MORNING`S WITH INSULATING CLOUD COVER. STILL WE WILL LIKELY DROP INTO THE UPPER 30S ALONG THE CANADIAN BORDER. ELSEWHERE WE WILL BE IN THE 40S WITH READINGS NEAR 50 ALONG THE COAST. SHOWERS WILL ARRIVE GENERALLY AFTER MIDNIGHT FROM WEST TO EAST WITH LIGHT RAIN FALLING THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON. SW WINDS SHOULD HELP HIGHS REACH THE UPPER 50S TO MID 60S WITH PERHAPS A COUPLE HIGHER READINGS OVER THE SW...DEPENDING ON HOW FAST THE DRY SLOT ARRIVES. && .LONG TERM /TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY/... SECONDARY COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE NORTH TUESDAY NIGHT BRINGING INCREASING CLOUDS TO NORTHERN ZONES AFTER MIDNIGHT. LITTLE IN THE WAY OF FORCING WITH THIS BOUNDARY SO NOT GOING WITH MUCH IN THE WAY OF POPS. THE FRONT WILL SLOWLY SAG SOUTH INTO THE REGION ON WEDNESDAY. WEAK SHORTWAVE PASSING TO THE NORTH MAY KICK OFF A FEW LATE DAY SHOWERS IN NORTHERN ZONES. FRONT WILL FINALLY PUSH SOUTH OF THE REGION WEDNESDAY NIGHT AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN FROM THE WEST. MAY SEE A FEW LINGERING SHOWERS IN NORTHERN ZONES BUT EXPECT THE MAJORITY OF THE FORECAST AREA TO SEE A DRY NIGHT. MORNING CLOUDS WILL GRADUALLY GIVE WAY TO SUNNY SKIES ON THURSDAY AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN FROM THE WEST. WILL SEE FALL LIKE TEMPS AS COLD CANADIAN AIRMASS SETTLES INTO THE REGION. HIGHS WILL RANGE FROM THE MID 50S TO THE MID 60S. FAIR WEATHER CONTINUES THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY AS HIGH PRESSURE CRESTS OVER THE REGION. WILL LIKELY SEE A HARD FREEZE IN NORTHERN ZONES THURSDAY NIGHT AND AREAS OF FROST IN SOUTHERN INTERIOR AND CENTRAL PORTIONS OF MAINE AND NEW HAMPSHIRE. HIGH PRESSURE SHIFTS OFFSHORE FRIDAY NIGHT AND RETURN FLOW WILL BRING MODERATING TEMPS BACK INTO THE REGION ON SATURDAY. BROAD AREA OF OVER-RUNNING SETTING UP TO THE WEST WILL BRING INCREASING CLOUDS ON SATURDAY AND THE CHANCE FOR A LATE DAY SHOWER IN FAR NORTHERN ZONES. COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH FROM THE NORTHWEST SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY. SHORTWAVE SWINGING IN FROM THE WEST WILL SPIN UP SURFACE LOW PRESSURE ACROSS WESTERN QUEBEC ON SUNDAY....DRIVING A COLD FRONT TOWARD THE REGION. WILL SEE INCREASING CLOUDS ON SUNDAY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS PUSHING INTO FAR NORTHWEST ZONES BY LATE IN THE DAY. COLD FRONT WILL SLOWLY PUSH INTO THE REGION FROM THE WEST SUNDAY NIGHT BRINGING A ROUND OF SHOWERS TO THE AREA. FRONT WILL PUSH OFFSHORE MONDAY MORNING. EXPECT MORNING CLOUDS TO GIVE WAY TO MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN FROM THE WEST. && .AVIATION /14Z MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/... SHORT TERM...LIFR OR LOWER THIS MORNING THROUGH 1330Z AT KHIE... KCON... AND KLEB IN STRATUS AND FOG WILL IMPROVE TO VFR CONDITIONS EVERYWHERE TODAY. LOWERING CEILINGS LIKELY TONIGHT INTO TUESDAY WITH MVFR TO VFR CONDITIONS IN SHOWERS. LONG TERM...VFR TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY. && .MARINE... SHORT TERM...NO FLAGS. LONG TERM...NO FLAGS. && .GYX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
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ME...NONE. NH...NONE. MARINE...NONE.
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&& $$ NEAR TERM...LEGRO

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