Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Jackson, KY

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000 FXUS63 KJKL 280800 AFDJKL AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION National Weather Service Jackson KY 400 AM EDT Fri Apr 28 2017 .SHORT TERM...
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(Today through Saturday) Issued at 400 AM EDT FRI APR 28 2017 Short term discussion to follow shortly. .LONG TERM...(Saturday night through Thursday) Issued at 400 AM EDT FRI APR 28 2017 Eastern Kentucky will remain in the warm sector through Sunday with the unseasonable warmth continuing. Record highs on Sunday are a bit higher (88 for Jackson, and 89 for London) and will likely be approached, but may be hard to exceed those numbers. Regardless, another warm day with highs in the mid to upper 80s. Meanwhile, a low pressure system will become cut off over the western great lakes with an occluded front surging east across the Ohio river valley. Model guidance continues to slow down this front and now looks like it should pass through the area late Sunday night into Monday morning. Ahead of the front, winds could turn quite gusty Sunday night. As the band of showers pushes on through Monday morning we could see some gusty winds out of any showers as well. The weather should dry out Monday afternoon with much cooler conditions returning to the area to start the new month. Dry weather will last through Tuesday. Weather looks like it may turn more unsettled by the middle of next week as a shortwave trough ejects out into the region. While some uncertainty remains on the pattern, it does look like shower and thunderstorms chances are warranted from Wednesday through Thursday.
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&& .AVIATION...(For the 06Z TAFS through 06Z Friday night) ISSUED AT 316 AM EDT FRI APR 28 2017 Main concern for the overnight period is fog. Satellite imagery is showing fog forming in some of our river valleys, especially within the Big Sandy and Cumberland areas. Guidance has not been particularly helpful but trends do show a more positive outlook at most of our terminal. Generally went VFR except for SME and SJS, especially with fog forming primarily within those corresponding river valleys. Winds will be light but pick up from the southwest through the day at about 10 kts, and could become gusty for a few hours during the late afternoon. && .JKL WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... NONE. && $$ SHORT TERM...RAY LONG TERM...KAS AVIATION...RAY

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