Area Forecast Discussion
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000 FXUS61 KLWX 260758 AFDLWX AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC 358 AM EDT WED AUG 26 2015 .SYNOPSIS...
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HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVERHEAD THROUGH THURSDAY. A WARM FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH THE AREA FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY. HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE ATLANTIC WILL CONTROL THE WEATHER PATTERN DURING THE EARLY AND MIDDLE PORTION OF NEXT WEEK.
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&& .NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/...
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HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD INTO THE MIDDLE ATLANTIC REGION AND PROVIDE DRY AND PLEASANT CONDITIONS ACROSS THE REGION. AFTERNOON HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL LIKELY REACH THE UPPER 70S WEST AND LOWER 80S EAST OF THE BLUE RIDGE. MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES WILL LEAD TO MOSTLY CLEAR CONDITIONS OVERNIGHT. LOWS WILL FALL BACK INTO THE 50S WEST WITH 60S EAST OF THE BLUE RIDGE.
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&& .SHORT TERM /THURSDAY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT/...
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HIGH PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE ON THURSDAY WITH AFTERNOON HIGH TEMPERATURES ONCE AGAIN REACHING THE UPPER 70S WEST AND LOWER 80S EAST OF THE BLUE RIDGE. SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN OVER THE REGION THURSDAY NIGHT...ALLOWING FOR DRY AND COOL CONDITIONS. A BOUNDARY WILL REMAIN TO OUR SOUTH DURING THIS TIME...BUT WARM AND MOIST AIR WILL BEGIN TO OVERRUN THE BOUNDARY...CAUSING MORE CLOUD COVER.
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&& .LONG TERM /FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/...
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HIGH PRESSURE WILL MOVE OUT INTO THE ATLANTIC OCEAN FRIDAY AND IT WILL REMAIN OVER THE ATLANTIC THROUGH TUESDAY. A WARM FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH THE AREA FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY...AND A SOUTHERLY FLOW BEHIND THE BOUNDARY WILL USHER IN WARM AND HUMID CONDITIONS. THE INCREASED HEAT AND HUMIDITY MAY LEAD TO A FEW POPUP THUNDERSTORMS...MAINLY DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS EACH DAY.
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&& .AVIATION /07Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/...
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VFR CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE AT ALL TERMINAL SITES THROUGH THURSDAY. LIGHT NW WINDS WILL PERSIST TODAY...SHIFTING TO NORTHERLY ON THURSDAY. VFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH FRIDAY. A FEW POPUP THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE DURING THE AFTERNOON/EVENING HOURS SATURDAY AND SUNDAY...BUT COVERAGE WILL REMAIN ISOLATED TO WIDELY SCATTERED.
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&& .MARINE...
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OCCASIONAL SCA CONDITIONS EXPECTED OVERNIGHT...TAPERING OFF BY 15Z. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVER THE WATERS TODAY THROUGH THURSDAY AND WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN BELOW CRITERIA DURING THIS TIME. HIGH PRESSURE OVERHEAD THURSDAY NIGHT WILL MOVE OFFSHORE FRIDAY. A SOUTHERLY FLOW WILL DEVELOP FRIDAY AND REMAIN IN PLACE THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK. A FEW POPUP THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY...BUT COVERAGE WILL REMAIN ISOLATED TO WIDELY SCATTERED.
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&& .LWX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
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DC...NONE. MD...NONE. VA...NONE. WV...NONE. MARINE...SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY UNTIL 6 AM EDT EARLY THIS MORNING FOR ANZ531-532-539-540. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY UNTIL 11 AM EDT THIS MORNING FOR ANZ533- 534-537-541>543.
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&& $$ SYNOPSIS...BJL NEAR TERM...KRW SHORT TERM...BJL/KRW LONG TERM...BJL AVIATION...BJL/KRW MARINE...BJL/KRW

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