Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS61 KLWX 282007
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC
407 PM EDT Fri Oct 28 2016
High pressure will build over the area through Saturday before
dropping south. A cold front will cross the area Sunday evening.
High pressure builds into the region again for the first part of
the new week.
.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM SATURDAY MORNING/...
Winds should be abating by early evening. High pressure will build
into the area overnight allowing temperatures to fall into the
40s...upper 30s in the Highlands.
.SHORT TERM /6 AM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT/...
The high will be migrating southward as the weekend progresses
producing some excellent weather for the final weekend of the
month. Highs Saturday will be in the lower to mid 70s...and Sunday
is expected to reach upper 70s/80 in many locations. This is close
to 15 degrees above normal.
Lows Saturday night will be in the mid 50s...low 60s in the
A front will drop south into the region Sunday night bringing the
chance of showers.
.LONG TERM /MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/...
High pressure will build east from the Great Lakes to New England
Monday through Tuesday. Dry conditions expected throughout the
period. Highs low to mid 60s with lows in the middle 40s. Winds
southeast and light.
A cold front will approach the region Wednesday into Wednesday night,
but could stall north of the region across Pennsylvania. Dry
conditions will linger with warmer temperatures expected. Highs
in the 70s.
Upper level energy dropping southeast across the Ohio Valley
Thursday and Thursday night will provide the needed push for the
cold front to move across Virginia and toward the eastern Carolinas.
For now, there is a chance of a couple of rain showers.
High pressure will build across the Great Lakes and bring dry
conditions once again to our region on Friday.
.AVIATION /20Z FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...
VFR conditions through the weekend.
VFR conditions expected Monday and Monday night. Light and
variable winds expected each period.
Winds are expected to continue at SCA levels into the early
evening then drop off. No problems foreseen over the weekend.
No marine hazards expected Monday and Monday night.
-- Changed Discussion --A warm surge ahead of the next cold front will push temperatures
close to record highs on Sunday. Here are the records at our
long-term airport climate stations:
Washington DC (Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport):
82 in 1996 and 1946
Baltimore MD (Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood
83 in 1946
Dulles VA (Washington Dulles International Airport):
81 in 1996
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MARINE...Small Craft Advisory until 6 PM EDT this evening for
Small Craft Advisory until 8 PM EDT this evening for ANZ533-