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000 FXUS61 KPBZ 181725 AFDPBZ Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA 1148 AM EDT Wed Oct 18 2017 .SYNOPSIS... High pressure will result in dry weather and a warming trend into the weekend. && .NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/... Forecast remains on track for the most part... only updated dew points with most recent guidance. High pressure will dominate with little moisture to speak of. && .SHORT TERM /THURSDAY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT/...
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High and dry to start the period with a weak front sagging into the area from the northwest. Winds will turn slightly more southerly during the afternoon as a result. Modest mid- level moisture will generate scattered cloud cover near the front during the day, though generally below 35 percent.
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&& .LONG TERM /FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/...
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Eastern CONUS ridge will persist through the weekend. This leads to a continuation of the dry and warm pattern. The next chance of rain arrives Sunday night/Monday with a cold front. A troughing pattern may then set up by Tuesday with continued shower chances and temperatures near normal.
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&& .AVIATION /16Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/...
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VFR and light winds are expected through the TAF period under high pressure. Greater westerly component to wind during the day Thursday. .Outlook... No widespread restrictions expected under high pressure.
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&& .PBZ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... MD...None. OH...None. PA...None. WV...None. && $$

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