Area Forecast Discussion
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000 FXUS64 KMRX 150136 AAA AFDMRX AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION...UPDATED NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MORRISTOWN TN 936 PM EDT MON APR 14 2014 .DISCUSSION...SKIES ARE CLOUDY ACROSS THE REGION TONIGHT WITH VERY LITTLE RAIN MAKING IT BACK INTO THE EASTERN TENNESSEE VALLEY SO FAR. SATELLITE PICTURES REVEALING EXTENSIVE CLOUD SHIELD WITH COLD FRONT NOW MOVING TOWARD THE CUMBERLAND PLATEAU AND OUT OF MIDDLE TN. COLD AIR ADVECTION BEHIND FRONT DROPPING TEMPERATURES OVER WEST AND MIDDLE TN. BEST INSTABILITY AND CONVECTION IN LOWER MS VALLEY AND AL GULF COAST AT THIS HOUR. PRECIPITATION WILL INCREASE LATE THIS EVENING OVER THE PLATEAU AND SOUTHERN VALLEY AND SPREAD NORTHEAST AND EAST AFTER MIDNIGHT. ADJUSTED RAINFALL AMOUNTS THROUGH 12Z DOWN SOMEWHAT AND THINK THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE VERY ISOLATED. WINDS HAVE DECREASED TO LIGHT AS PRESSURE GRADIENT HAS RELAXED WITH BROAD SURFACE LOW OVER EASTERN KY. WINDS SHOULD PICK UP FROM THE WEST AND NORTHWEST EARLY TUESDAY. HIGHS FOR THE DAY MAY COME EARLY COLD AIR ADVECTION BEGINS IN EARNEST. STILL LOOKS LIKE HARD FREEZE TUESDAY NIGHT/WEDNESDAY MORNING. WILL FRESHEN WORDING OF WATCH NEXT FEW MINUTES. UPDATE ALREADY SENT. && .PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS... CHATTANOOGA AIRPORT, TN 48 52 30 64 / 100 60 0 0 KNOXVILLE MCGHEE TYSON AIRPORT, TN 48 50 27 61 / 100 80 0 0 OAK RIDGE, TN 48 49 27 60 / 100 80 0 0 TRI CITIES AIRPORT, TN 51 53 25 60 / 100 90 10 0 && .MRX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... NC...FREEZE WATCH FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING FOR CHEROKEE-CLAY. TN...FREEZE WATCH FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING FOR ANDERSON-BLEDSOE-BLOUNT SMOKY MOUNTAINS-BRADLEY-CAMPBELL- CLAIBORNE-COCKE SMOKY MOUNTAINS-EAST POLK-GRAINGER-HAMBLEN- HAMILTON-HANCOCK-HAWKINS-JEFFERSON-JOHNSON-KNOX-LOUDON- MARION-MCMINN-MEIGS-MORGAN-NW BLOUNT-NORTH SEVIER-NORTHWEST CARTER-NORTHWEST COCKE-NORTHWEST GREENE-NORTHWEST MONROE- RHEA-ROANE-SCOTT TN-SEQUATCHIE-SEVIER SMOKY MOUNTAINS- SOUTHEAST CARTER-SOUTHEAST GREENE-SOUTHEAST MONROE-SULLIVAN- UNICOI-UNION-WASHINGTON TN-WEST POLK. VA...FREEZE WATCH FROM TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING FOR LEE-RUSSELL-SCOTT-WASHINGTON-WISE. && $$ TD

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