Area Forecast Discussion
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000 FXUS63 KJKL 240752 AFDJKL Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Jackson KY 352 AM EDT WED AUG 24 2016 .SHORT TERM...(Today through Thursday) Issued at 352 AM EDT WED AUG 24 2016 Moisture continues to increase across the region this morning with west to southwest flow in place at the surface up to mid/upper levels. This has allowed mid and high level clouds to increase in coverage and dew points to rise towards the mid 60s. Luckily, this increase in cloud cover has kept most fog development at bay early this morning. While shower activity should be sparse today, there may be just enough moisture and lift to spark off a few showers this afternoon. This shouldn`t be a big deal as widespread mid and upper level forcing is absent during the day. On Thursday, a cold front extending from a surface low along the United States/Canadian border, will shift towards the Ohio Valley. The front will attempt to cross into Kentucky but is expected to weaken and fall apart as it runs into a dominate upper ridge in place over the southeastern CONUS. In fact, the upper ridge is expected to reinforce itself over Kentucky Thursday afternoon, limiting any shower activity to the northern and eastern counties during the morning hours. Skies will begin to clear Thursday afternoon/evening as surface high pressure builds back into the Ohio Valley. Temperatures will warm into the upper 80s today and tomorrow, with some locations hitting that 90 degree mark on Thursday. Humidity will also be higher, making for more muggy and uncomfortable conditions through the short term. .LONG TERM...(Thursday night through Tuesday) Issued at 352 AM EDT WED AUG 24 2016 The long term discussion will be issued shortly. && .AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Wednesday night) ISSUED AT 140 AM EDT WED AUG 24 2016 With surface high pressure now off to our east, moisture has begun returning to East Kentucky. This is evident with the increase in mid to high level clouds early this morning. However, no aviation impacts are anticipated through the period other than some patchy fog potential in the deepest valleys and near bodies of water. Winds will be light and variable through the period. && .JKL Watches/Warnings/Advisories... None. && $$ SHORT TERM...JVM LONG TERM...JP AVIATION...JVM is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.