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FXUS61 KOKX 262131
Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service New York NY
531 PM EDT TUE JUL 26 2016
A weak front will move across this evening. High pressure will
build from the west on Wednesday, and move east by Thursday. A
weak cold front will approach the region Thursday Night, and
remain in the vicinity as a few waves of low pressure pass nearby
into the weekend. High pressure builds back in for early next
.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING/...
Weak sfc trough will remain in place late this afternoon, while
mainly NW flow will continue to gust to 15-20 kt. Expect sct Cu
mainly over NYC metro and the interior to dissipate this evening,
and high clouds over NYC metro and Long Island to pass east. Then
a weak front to the NW should pass through this evening after
loss of daytime heating, with winds becoming light northerly.
Sided with the cool end of guidance for lows tonight, with a wide
range of temps, from the 70s invof NYC, to the 60s most elsewhere,
to some upper 50s in some interior valleys.
Rip current risk remains moderate as primary southerly swells
increase to 3 ft with a 6-7" period, along with a secondary
residual long period 1-ft SE swell.
.SHORT TERM /6 AM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT/...
Models continue to agree on the region lying between a closed low
over Quebec and flat SE US ridging, with zonal flow aloft.
At the surface, high pressure will give way to weak thermal
troughing developing in the afternoon. Hot conditions will
continue, with highs 90-95, near or slightly above the warmest MOS
guidance. Dewpoints in the upper 50s and lower 60s will keep heat
index values at or just below ambient temperatures, so do not
plan to extend the heat advisory for NYC.
Temps Wed night will be similar to those forecast for tonight,
will perhaps a little more widespread upper 50s across the
.LONG TERM /THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/...
Models are in general agreement with the H5 pattern across North
America through the long term. A cutoff low over Northern Quebec
Thu morning will be slow to move NE through Friday keeping
a broad trough across the NE quarter of the US. As the cutoff
lifts into the Maritimes heights will slowly begin to rise as a
deep anticyclone reestablishes itself over the Central US.
Somewhat of a complex scenario at the sfc during the first half of
the period. A cold front approaches from the west as a wave of low
pressure ejects out of the mid-Mississippi valley Thu/Thu night.
12z NWP guidance have come into better agreement that this low
will impact the area on Fri into Fri night. However...there are
still differences with timing...track and strength that need to be
resolved. Have increased pops to likely on Fri since there is
better agreement amongst the guidance. Instability not very
impressive...although there could be some rumbles of thunder.
There is also the potential for locally heavy rain with PW`s
forecasted to be in excess of 2 inches. Once the wave moves by
there should be a lull on Sat although with the front remaining
close to the area have kept schc pops.
Another wave may impact the area Sat night into Sun...although the
long range models diverge at this point. Have kept low chc pops
for now...but it could end up being mostly dry if the wave doesn`t
materialize. The boundary is finally nudged southward early next
week as high pressure builds in from Canada.
One final day with 90 degree temps Thu...then highs will be
closer to normal levels into early next week.
.AVIATION /22Z TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/...
High pressure builds east from the Ohio Valley through tonight.
The W/NW flow looks to be strong enough to prevail at coastal terminals
to prevent sea breeze passage except at KGON. Winds generally
280-300 through this afternoon at 10 to 15 KT. Gusts to around 20
kt are becoming more occasional and should abate in the next few
Winds should fluctuate between SW and a more W-WNW flow at KGON
as seabreeze moves in and out.
Winds become northerly early this evening and lower to less than
10 KT. LGT/VRB winds likely after midnight tonight. Winds veer
around to the W/SW Wed afternoon with seabreezes at the coastal
terminals as early as 14Z.
...NY Metro Enhanced Aviation Weather Support...
Detailed information, including hourly TAF wind component
forecasts, can be found at: http:/www.weather.gov/zny/n90
KJFK TAF Comments: Winds may vary by 20-30 degrees into this
evening. No seabreeze passage expected.
KLGA TAF Comments: Winds may vary by 20-30 degrees into this
KEWR TAF Comments: Winds may vary by 20-30 degrees into this
KTEB TAF Comments: Winds may vary by 20-30 degrees into this
KHPN TAF Comments: No unscheduled AMDs expected.
KISP TAF Comments: No seabreeze passage expected.
.OUTLOOK FOR 18Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...
.Wednesday Afternoon-Thursday...VFR. Isolated showers and
thunderstorms possible Thursday afternoon, mainly NW of the NYC
.Thursday Night-Sunday...MVFR or lower possible with a chance of
showers and thunderstorms. The best chance looks to be on Friday.
Sub-SCA conditions will prevail through Wed night.
There is a low chance of SCA conds on the waters Fri depending on
the track and strength of low pressure passing near the area.
Otherwise...sub-advsy conds are expected through the rest of the
There is potential for significant rainfall from late Thursday
night into Friday night. Locally heavy rainfall is possible...which
may cause flooding concerns although it is still too early for
NY...Heat Advisory until 6 PM EDT this evening for NYZ072>075-176-