Area Forecast Discussion
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000 FXUS61 KOKX 212340 AFDOKX Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service New York NY 740 PM EDT Sun May 21 2017 .SYNOPSIS... High pressure moves east of the area today. A series of low pressure systems will impact the area through the week, resulting in periods of unsettled weather. && .NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM MONDAY MORNING/...
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Clouds continue to overspread the area this evening, although plenty of dry air remains at low levels. Made minor adjustments to temperatures and dewpoints to better reflect current trends, otherwise the forecast remains on track. As a high amplitude ridge moves east off the coast, mainly mid and high level clouds will advect east as warm air advection develops. The first chc of light rain will develop aft 06z from west to east with the approach of the upstream warm front. With a very dry atmosphere in place, dew pt. depressions of more than 30 degs, it will take time to moisten the sub cloud layer later tonight. Overnight lows of 45-55 degs are fcst, slightly lower than normal based on southeast winds off the cool Atlantic Ocean.
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&& .SHORT TERM /6 AM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY/... Monday...Prepare for a widespread moderate rainfall ranging from around 2/3-inch to 1 and 1/4-inches, mainly between 8 am and pm. Minor urban flooding of low lying poor drainage areas is possible. The combination of increasing low lvl warm air advection and convergence, an upper lvl short wave mvg NE toward the area and a developing occluded front approaching will cause this rainfall along with areas of fog. As southeast winds continue blowing off the cool Atlantic Ocean, day time temperatures will range 60-65 degrees. Monday Night...Light rain will gradually end as the low moves SE of Long Island. Tuesday...As the upper lvl low digs SE across the Western Great Lakes, another short wave will rotate arnd the base of this low, causing cyclogenesis in the SE that will move NE toward the region, bringing our next chc of rain. && .LONG TERM /TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY/... The developing upper trough over the central U.S. will continue to amplify over the midwest and southern plains Tuesday night, then move slowly east through the end of the work week. This will result in unsettled weather through the period as a series of lows and upper level vorts move through, bringing multiple chances for rain to the region. Models are in somewhat better agreement in the large scale trough evolution, although differences continue in the timing and placement of individual shortwaves and the associated sensible weather. Based on the 12Z model suite, the general consensus is for a period of rain Tuesday night into Wednesday, then again on Thursday, with a chance of lingering showers in between. The trough begins to lift to the northeast late in the week as a ridge builds in for the weekend. This will allow for generally dry conditions for a period Friday into Saturday. Models then diverge on the placement of a shortwave undercutting the ridge, which could bring a chance of rain back to the region on Sunday. Daytime highs will be near normal through the majority of the period, before rising to a few degrees above normal by the weekend. Overnight lows will run around 5 degrees above normal through the weekend. && .AVIATION /00Z MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/...
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High pressure continues moving offshore tonight as a frontal system approaches through Monday S-SE winds around 10 kt this evening will gradually weaken, especially away from city terminals. SE winds will continue on Monday, generally 8 to 13 kt. VFR conditions continue until around day break. MVFR and rain develop in the morning, with conditions lowering to IFR by late morning and early afternoon. IFR should then continue into the evening. There is uncertainty with the timing of lowering conditions and actual observation could be off by 1 to 3 hours from forecast. There is also a slight chance for thunder. Confidence on timing and placement is too low to include in the TAFs at this time. .OUTLOOK FOR 00Z TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY... .MONDAY NIGHT-TUESDAY...IFR early then gradually becoming VFR Tuesday morning. VFR thereafter. .WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY...MVFR or lower possible in showers. Slight chance of thunderstorms Thursday evening.
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&& .MARINE... Sub-advsy conds will remain across the waters through tonight as high pressure gradually slides off the New England coast. SE winds will increase to 15-20 kt as seas build to around 4 ft during the day Monday across the Atlantic Ocean coastal waters. Areas of fog are forecast to restrict VSBY to 1-3NM area wide through Monday evening. While winds will generally remain below SCA conditions, seas will begin to increase on Wednesday as a series of lows move over the area. SCA conditions are possible on the ocean waters Wednesday- Friday before seas begin to subside on Saturday. && .HYDROLOGY... A widespread moderate rainfall ranging from around 2/3-inch to 1 and 1/4-inches, mainly between 8 am and pm. Minor urban flooding of low lying poor drainage areas is possible. Several opportunities exist for widespread rainfall during the mid- to late-week time period. Around one inch of additional rainfall is possible during this time period, although considerable uncertainty exists in the details of these events. && .OKX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... CT...None. NY...None. NJ...None. MARINE...None. && $$ SYNOPSIS...FEB/GC NEAR TERM...FEB/GC SHORT TERM...GC LONG TERM...FEB AVIATION...DS MARINE...FEB/GC HYDROLOGY...FEB/GC is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.