Area Forecast Discussion
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017 FXUS61 KLWX 241856 AFDLWX Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Baltimore MD/Washington DC 256 PM EDT Fri Mar 24 2017 .SYNOPSIS...High pressure offshore will remain in control of the area through early next week. Low pressure will approach the area on Tuesday with a cold front moving through the area Tuesday night. High pressure builds again over the area for the middle part of next week. && .NEAR TERM /THROUGH SATURDAY/...High pressure offshore will maintain its grip over the area through early next week supporting mild temperatures. A small chance of showers will exist along the Mason-Dixon line due to a proximity of a stationary bdry across Pennsylvania. && .SHORT TERM /SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT/... On Sunday, a backdoor cdfnt could push south into southern MD bringing low clouds and cooler temperatures due to a more onshore flow. Widespread showers will work into the area late Sun and Sun night in area of sfc convergence and warm air advection ahead of low pressure moving into the Great Lks. && .LONG TERM /MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/... Unsettled weather expected on Monday with return flow over our area and frontal boundary stalled north of us. PoPs may diminish Monday night before another front moves across our area Tuesday into Tuesday night. Showers and thunderstorms possible. Conditions starts drying on Wednesday and into Thursday as high pressure builds into the area. Warm front lifts north Thursday into Friday, increasing PoPs over our area. High temperatures during this period will be gradually decreasing from the 60s and 70s on Monday into the 50s and 60s on Friday. && .AVIATION /18Z FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...Brief MVFR fog early tomorrow, otherwise VFR. Unsettled weather on Monday as frontal boundary stalls north of our area. Brief period of dry conditions Monday night before another front approaches on Tuesday. Dry conditions return Wednesday. Sub-VFR periods possible Monday into Tuesday, then VFR Wednesday. && .MARINE...Small craft conditions through this evening. Winds begin to diminish overnight. Unsettled weather on Monday as frontal boundary stalls north of our area. Brief period of dry conditions Monday night before another front approaches on Tuesday. Dry conditions return Wednesday. Winds expected to be below the small craft advisory threshold during this period. && .LWX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... DC...None. MD...None. VA...None. WV...None. MARINE...Small Craft Advisory until midnight EDT tonight for ANZ530>533- 535>537-539>542. Small Craft Advisory until 6 PM EDT this evening for ANZ538. Small Craft Advisory until 6 AM EDT Saturday for ANZ534-543. && $$ SYNOPSIS...LFR NEAR TERM...LFR SHORT TERM...LFR LONG TERM...IMR AVIATION...IMR/LFR MARINE...IMR/LFR

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