Area Forecast Discussion
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000 FXUS61 KLWX 251427 AFDLWX AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BALTIMORE MD/WASHINGTON DC 1027 AM EDT MON AUG 25 2014 .SYNOPSIS...
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HIGH PRESSURE WILL CENTER OVER THE REGION TONIGHT AND PERSIST THROUGH WEDNESDAY BEFORE A COLD FRONT PASSES THROUGH THE AREA WEDNESDAY NIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE WILL CROSS THE NORTHERN MID- ATLANTIC THURSDAY AND LINGER OFFSHORE INTO THE WEEKEND.
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&& .NEAR TERM /THROUGH TUESDAY/...
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AS OF 14Z...1024MB SFC HIGH OVER THE HUDSON VALLEY WILL SHIFT SOUTH TO THE DC AREA TODAY. EXPECT LIGHT FLOW AND ONLY FEW FAIR CUMULUS. HIGH PRESSURE CONTINUES ACROSS THE REGION TONIGHT AND TUESDAY AND CLEAR SKIES AND CALM WINDS WILL LEAD TO ANOTHER NIGHT AND EARLY MORNING OF FOG DEVELOPMENT. FCST MIN TEMPS WILL REACH THE 50S AND LOW 60S IN THE CITY CENTERS. MOSTLY SUNNY CONDITIONS EXPECTED TUESDAY WITH MAX TEMPS AROUND 80 IN THE CENTRAL FOOTHILLS AND IN THE MID 80S ELSEWHERE. ONSHORE EASTERLY FLOW CONTINUES TUESDAY.
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&& .SHORT TERM /TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT/... UPPER RIDGE FLATTENS OUT TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY. THIS WILL ALLOW A COLD FRONT TO APPROACH LATE WEDNESDAY INTO WEDNESDAY NIGHT. WEDNESDAY SHOULD BE A WARM DAY AHEAD OF THE FRONT. THERE IS THE CHANCE FOR A FEW SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TO DEVELOP LATER IN THE AFTERNOON INTO THE EVENING ACROSS THE NORTHWEST PORTION OF THE CWA. BUT WITH LOSS OF DAYTIME HEATING...MUCH OF THE CONVECTION SHOULD DISSIPATE OVERNIGHT EVEN THOUGH THE BOUNDARY WILL RESIDE ACROSS THE CWA. && .LONG TERM /THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/... FRONT SETTLES SOUTH OF THE CWA TO END THE WEEK...AS OFFICIAL NHC FORECAST SHOWS CRISTOBAL REMAINING WELL OFF THE COAST AND ACCELERATING FURTHER OUT TO SEA. EVEN BEHIND THE FRONT THURSDAY SHOULD BE ANOTHER WARM/ABOVE AVERAGE DAY WITH ONLY ISOLATED DIURNAL CONVECTION NEAR THE POTOMAC HIGHLANDS. SURFACE HIGH TO THE NORTH ON THURSDAY SHIFTS OFFSHORE FRIDAY...PROMOTING A CHANGE TO EASTERLY FLOW FOR FRIDAY. THIS MAY TEMPER HEATING A LITTLE...RESULTING IN NEAR NORMAL TEMPS. UPPER RIDGE BUMPS BACK NORTHWARD ON SATURDAY. BUT WITH MOIST/WARM ADVECTION A FEW AFTERNOON/EVENING SHOWERS/THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE ESPECIALLY NEAR THE HIGHER TERRAIN. CONTINUE CHANCE POPS ON SUNDAY WITH A SURFACE TROUGH IN PLACE. && .AVIATION /14Z MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/... PATCHY FOG WILL CONTINUE TO DEVELOP THIS MORNING. OBS HAVE TAKEN CHO-MRB IN AND OUT OF IFR VSBYS OVERNIGHT BUT IFR/LIFR SHOULD LOCK IN SOON. MVFR/IFR VSBY POSSIBLE AT IAD EARLY THIS MORNING. DRY CONDITIONS EXPECTED TODAY. PATCHY FOG IS EXPECTED AT CHO-IAD-MRB EARLY TUESDAY MORNING. MVFR/IFR CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE. COLD FRONT IS FORECAST TO MOVE THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO EARLY THURSDAY. LOW PROBABILITY OF TSRA WITH THE FRONT GIVEN UNFAVORABLE TIME OF DAY DURING PASSAGE. HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS TO END THE WEEK. && .MARINE... EASTERLY FLOW ACROSS THE WATERS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY. WINDS SHOULD STAY 10-15 KTS AND BELOW WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE LOWER TIDAL POTOMAC AND MD BAY SOUTH OF DRUM PT. A GRADIENT BETWEEN THE APPROACHING SFC HIGH AND TS CRISTOBAL WILL LEAD TO E WINDS WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 KTS. SCA IS IN EFFECT THIS MORNING. COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH BY EARLY THURSDAY. WIND SHIFT TO NORTH OCCURS BEHIND THE FRONT BUT IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN BELOW SCA THRESHOLDS ATTM. && .TIDES/COASTAL FLOODING...
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NORTHEASTERLY WINDS AROUND 15 KT CONTINUE ON THE BAY TODAY. ONSHORE FLOW CONTINUES THROUGH TUESDAY AND MINOR COASTAL FLOODING WILL BE POSSIBLE THIS EVENING AT ANNAPOLIS AND SW WATERFRONT/DC FOR THE LESSER HIGH TIDE. THE PREFERRED HIGH TIDE TUESDAY MORNING MAY FEATURE MORE MINOR COASTAL FLOODING AT SENSITIVE SITES.
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&& .LWX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
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DC...NONE. MD...NONE. VA...NONE. WV...NONE. MARINE...NONE.
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&& $$ SYNOPSIS...BAJ/BPP/HAS NEAR TERM...BAJ/HAS SHORT TERM...BPP LONG TERM...BPP AVIATION...BAJ/BPP/HAS MARINE...BAJ/BPP/HAS TIDES/COASTAL FLOODING...BAJ

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