Area Forecast Discussion
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000 FXUS61 KLWX 201412 AAA AFDLWX Area Forecast Discussion...UPDATED National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC 1012 AM EDT Tue Sep 20 2016 .SYNOPSIS... A weak front is positioned offshore. High pressure will build over the region through Thursday. A cold front will move through the area Saturday. && .NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/...
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Visibilities have improved over one mile in most places, so cancelled Dense Fog advisory. Rain chances today confined only to St. Marys county and perhaps Calvert county. Temperature pattern dependent on cloud cover with mid to upper 70s maxima for cloudy southern MD where scattered light showers are expected and low to mid 80s for the rest of the area.
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&& .SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY/... Similar cloud pattern tonight though shunted south a little from high pressure to the north. Valley fog likely again with minima generally mid 60s inland (around 60F NW where it will be clearer) and very low PoPs for St. Marys county. Onshore NEly flow Wednesday and Thursday with above normal temperatures under mostly sunny skies. Cloud shield looks to be along southern periphery of the CWA. Low PoPs limited to far SWrn zones. && .LONG TERM /FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY/... The extended part of the forecast should be fairly quiet. The big story should be the cold frontal passage during the second half of Saturday. Friday should be an above-average-temperature day with highs in the mid to upper 80s. Given the trajectory of the front - from the north...the air ahead of it will not be moisture rich... hence chances and amounts of rain will be scant. Autumn begins on the 22nd...and the second half of the weekend will give us some taste of what is to come. Cooler air will push into the Mid Atlantic...taking the highs back into the 70s. What should really feel autumnal is Sunday night - expect to see lows east of the mountains drop into the 50s except for the warmer cities and along the Bay. Monday looks to be a pleasant day ahead of the next cold front. && .AVIATION /14Z TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/... IFR conds expected develop through the mid-morning in onshore flow from low along NC coast. Low cigs likely east including DC metros with low vsbys west. Conds improve through the midday hours. Patchy fog tonight. VFR conds prevail Wednesday and Thursday high pressure persists. VFR conditions expected Friday and Saturday. && .MARINE... NEly flow 10-15kt through Thursday as low pressure lingers along the Carolina coast. Winds expected to remain below SCA values Friday. A cold front is expected to push through the waters Saturday afternoon. This could produce showers and gusty winds. && .LWX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
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DC...None. MD...None. VA...None. WV...None. MARINE...None.
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&& $$ SYNOPSIS... NEAR TERM...LFR SHORT TERM... LONG TERM... AVIATION... MARINE... is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.