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000 FXUS61 KPBZ 250506 AAC AFDPBZ AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION...UPDATED NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA 106 AM EDT FRI JUL 25 2014 .SYNOPSIS... DRY AND COOLER WEATHER WILL CLOSE THE WORK WEEK...WITH SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM CHANCES RETURNING FOR THE WEEKEND. && .NEAR TERM /THROUGH TODAY/...
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NO CHANGES FOR THE OVERNIGHT PERIOD. SURFACE HIGH WILL KEEP THE AREA DRY AND COMFORTABLE.
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&& .SHORT TERM /TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY/...
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WEEKEND WEATHER WILL BE DEPENDENT ON TIMING AND PLACEMENT OF A SERIES OF UPPER LEVEL WAVES AND THE MOVEMENT AND LOCATION OF A COMPLEX SURFACE BOUNDARY. FLOW ALOFT EVENTUALLY BECOMES MORE ZONAL SATURDAY. THE FIRST UPPER LEVEL WAVE WILL QUICKLY SWING THROUGH SOMETIME ON SATURDAY. MODEL DIFFERENCES WITH THE DETAILS BEGIN SATURDAY AND CARRY THROUGH FOR THE REST OF THE WEEKEND. AT THIS TIME...CLARIFYING THE DETAILS IS AN ARDUOUS TASK. FOR CURRENT FORECAST WILL LEAN TOWARD SUNDAY AS BEING THE BEST TIME TO SEE WIDESPREAD SHOWER AND STORM ACTIVITY. BEGINNING LATE SATURDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUING THROUGH SUNDAY... EXPECT TO SEE MULTIPLE MCS DEVELOPMENT WHICH EVENTUALLY COULD PASS THROUGH THE REGION. AGAIN...STILL NEED TO WORK OUT MANY OF THE DETAILS.
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&& .LONG TERM /SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY/...
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THE BEGINNING OF THE LONG TERM PERIOD WILL FEATURE THE CONTINUED RISK FOR SHOWERS AND STORMS AS A SURFACE LOW AND COLD FRONT WITH PLENTY OF UPPER LEVEL SUPPORT SWINGS THROUGH. SYSTEM FINALLY EXITS MONDAY NIGHT...USHERING IN ANOTHER PERIOD OF DRY WEATHER WITH BELOW NORMAL TEMPS.
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&& .AVIATION /05Z FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/... CLEAR SKIES AND CALM WINDS UNDER HIGH PRESSURE WILL LEAD TO THE FORMATION OF VALLEY FOG TONIGHT. THE TERMINALS THE ARE TYPICALLY IMPACTED BY VALLEY FOG COULD DROP IN VSBY TO 1/2 OR 1/4 SM. ATTM...LOWER CONFIDENCE IN FOG DEVELOPMENT AWAY FROM RIVER VALLEYS TONIGHT...SO EXPECTING TERMINALS INCLUDING PIT TO HAVE LIGHT MVFR FOG RESTRICTIONS. ANY FOG THAT DEVELOPS TONIGHT WILL BURN OFF AFTER SUNRISE TOMORROW WITH MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES AND VFR CONDITIONS. OUTLOOK.../FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY/... RESTRICTIONS ARE LIKELY BY SUNDAY AS LOW PRES SPREADS SHWRS AND TSTMS OVR THE UPR OH REGION. THE POTENTIAL WL CONT INTO MONDAY WITH PASSAGE OF THAT SYSTEMS CDFNT. && .PBZ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... MD...NONE. OH...NONE. PA...NONE. WV...NONE. && $$

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