Area Forecast Discussion
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000 FXUS61 KLWX 282007 AFDLWX Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC 407 PM EDT Fri Oct 28 2016 .SYNOPSIS... 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 cities. 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. && .MARINE... 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. && .CLIMATE...
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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 Marshall Airport): 83 in 1946 Dulles VA (Washington Dulles International Airport): 81 in 1996
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&& .LWX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... DC...None. MD...None. VA...None. WV...None. MARINE...Small Craft Advisory until 6 PM EDT this evening for ANZ530>532-535-536-538>540-542. Small Craft Advisory until 8 PM EDT this evening for ANZ533- 534-537-541-543. && $$ SYNOPSIS...ABW NEAR TERM...ABW SHORT TERM...ABW LONG TERM...KLW AVIATION...KLW/ABW MARINE...KLW/ABW CLIMATE...RCM is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.