Area Forecast Discussion
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000 FXUS64 KMRX 211515 AFDMRX AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN 1115 AM EDT MON APR 21 2014 .DISCUSSION...
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HIGH PRESSURE CONTINUES OVER THE EASTERN STATES TODAY WITH WEAK FRONT FROM THE GREAT LAKES INTO THE SOUTHERN PLAINS. TEMPERATURES WARMING A LITTLE FASTER THEN FORECAST BUT INCREASED CLOUDINESS THIS AFTERNOON MAY SLOW WARMING SOME. TEMPERATURES ARE IN THE 60S AREA WIDE AND SHOULD REACH THE MID 70S TO NEAR 80 BY MID AFTERNOON. DEW POINTS ARE IN THE LOWER 30S NE TO LOWER 40S SOUTH AND WEST. CURRENT RELATIVE HUMIDITIES ARE MOSTLY FROM 40 TO 50 PERCENT EXCEPT BELOW 40 PERCENT IN PARTS OF SW VA. VALUES OVER VA ARE ABOUT 5 PERCENT HIGHER THEN THEY WERE YESTERDAY AT THIS TIME. LOW AFTERNOON RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL CONTINUE IN THE NE SECTIONS DOWN TO AROUND 20 PERCENT BUT MODELS TRY TO INCREASE MOISTURE LATER IN THE DAY. NASHVILLES SOUNDING IS NOT AS DRY AS YESTERDAY BUT STILL SOME DRY AIR BETWEEN 600 AND 800 MB. NO CHANGES TO CURRENT FORECAST ALTHOUGH UPDATED HOURLY TEMPERATURE AND DEW POINT GRIDS TO MATCH CURRENT CONDITIONS.
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&& .MRX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... NC...NONE. TN...NONE. VA...NONE. && $$ TD

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