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000 FXUS61 KPBZ 160423 AAC AFDPBZ AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION...UPDATED NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA 1223 AM EDT WED APR 16 2014 .SYNOPSIS... HIGH PRESSURE WILL PROVIDE A DRY AND CHILLY DAY TODAY. TEMPERATURES WILL MODERATE BEGINNING THURSDAY. && .NEAR TERM /THROUGH TODAY/... SNOW SHOWER ACTIVITY WILL WANE AS SHORTWAVE TROUGH MOVES EASTWARD AND WINDS ALOFT SHIFT TO A MORE NORTHERLY DIRECTION. THIS WILL ALSO CONTINUE THE TREND OF DECREASING CLOUD COVER. SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL MOVE EASTWARD THROUGH THE REGION TODAY. THE COLD POOL ALOFT WILL RETREAT NORTHWARD...ALLOWING FOR A GOOD DEAL OF SUNSHINE AND A SLOW MODERATION IN TEMPS. && .SHORT TERM /TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY/... HIGH PRESSURE WILL KEEP THE AREA DRY THROUGH THE SHORT TERM. TEMPS WILL RETURN TO NEAR NORMAL READINGS THURSDAY AND FRIDAY. A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL BEGIN TO CROSS THE AREA LATE FRIDAY. MODELS CONTINUE TO SHOW A LACK OF MOISTURE WITH THE BOUNDARY SO FOR NOW...FEEL SCH POPS ARE APPROPRIATE. && .LONG TERM /FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY/... HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE WILL MOVE EAST THURSDAY NIGHT...ALLOWING A WEAK COLD FRONT TO APPROACH THE REGION BY FRIDAY EVENING. THERE WILL NOT BE A LOT OF MOISTURE FOR THE FRONT TO WORK WITH...BUT GOING WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS STILL APPEARS REASONABLE. ANY SHOWERS SHOULD COME TO AN END BY SATURDAY AFTERNOON. HIGH PRESSURE WILL THEN KEEP CONDITIONS DRY UNTIL SUNDAY NIGHT...WITH ANOTHER DISTURBANCE BRINGING A CHANCE OF SHOWERS MONDAY INTO TUESDAY. TEMPERATURES WILL BE A FEW DEGREES WITHIN NORMAL THROUGH THE EXTENDED FORECAST. && .AVIATION /06Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/... SBSDNC WL INCR UNDER BLDG HIGH PRES GRADUALLY SUPRESS THE RMNG STRATOCU OVR THE UPR OH REGION. VFR AND LGT...VARIABLE WIND WL THUS PREDOMINATE. .OUTLOOK.../THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/... RSTRNS ARE PSBL WITH THE ADVN AND PASSAGE OF WEEKEND LOW PRES. && .PBZ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... MD...NONE. OH...NONE. PA...NONE. WV...NONE. && $$

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