Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Knoxville/Tri Cities, TN

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000 FXUS64 KMRX 231350 AFDMRX AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN 950 AM EDT THU OCT 23 2014 .DISCUSSION...
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CURRENT SURFACE ANALYSIS SHOWS A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OFF THE NORTHEAST COAST...WITH HIGH PRESSURE CENTERED OVER THE GREAT LAKES REGION EXTENDING SOUTHWARD ACROSS THE TN RIVER VALLEY. SATELLITE IMAGERY REVEALS AN EXTENSIVE AREA OF CLOUDS OVER SOUTHWEST VA AND NORTHEAST TN THIS MORNING...WHICH WERE TRAPPED UNDER A STRONG MID LEVEL INVERSION. MODEL SOUNDINGS INDICATE THAT THIS INVERSION WILL LINGER THROUGH THE AFTERNOON HOURS...BUT DRIER AIR IS EXPECTED TO GRADUALLY ADVECT INTO THE REGION. THUS...EXPECT THESE CLOUDS TO SLOWLY ERODE THIS AFTERNOON...BUT WILL BE MORE PESSIMISTIC WITH CLOUD COVER WORDING IN THE FORECAST. OVERALL...HAVE ALREADY UPDATED THE FORECAST THIS MORNING TO REMOVE THE FROST ADVISORY AND TO MENTION DECREASING CLOUDINESS OVER SOUTHWEST VA AND NORTHEAST TN.
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&& .PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
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CHATTANOOGA AIRPORT, TN 68 43 71 45 / 0 0 0 0 KNOXVILLE MCGHEE TYSON AIRPORT, TN 66 41 67 43 / 0 0 0 0 OAK RIDGE, TN 66 41 67 43 / 0 0 0 0 TRI CITIES AIRPORT, TN 61 35 66 37 / 0 0 0 0
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&& .MRX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
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NC...NONE. TN...NONE. VA...NONE.
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&& $$ DMG

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