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000 FXUS61 KPBZ 250710 AFDPBZ AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA 310 AM EDT SAT OCT 25 2014 .SYNOPSIS... NEAR SEASONABLE TEMPERATURES THROUGH SUNDAY WITH ONLY A STRAY SHOWER THIS AFTERNOON. TEMPERATURES WILL WARM WELL ABOVE AVERAGE MONDAY AND TUESDAY AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT. && .NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/...
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WEAK SHORTWAVE HEADING EAST ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES WILL BE MOISTURE STARVED WITH ONLY ISOLATED SHOWERS FROM PITTSBURGH NORTH. OTHERWISE MID AND HIGH CLOUDS WILL SWING ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH THE DAY. TEMPERATURES WILL RECOVER INTO THE LOW AND MID 60S THIS AFTERNOON. DRIER AND COOLER AIR WORKS IN TONIGHT WITH HIGH PRESSURE AND CLEARING SKIES.
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&& .SHORT TERM /SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/...
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TEMPERATURES WILL BE NEAR AVERAGE SUNDAY WITH GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS AS LOW PRESSURE SPINS ACROSS EASTERN CANADA. RIDGE AXIS WILL BE ACROSS REGION SUNDAY NIGHT WITH CLEAR SKIES AND COOL TEMPERATURES. AS HIGH SHIFTS EAST MONDAY WARM ADVECTION WILL BEGIN AS LOW LEVEL FLOW TURNS SOUTHWEST. THIS WILL CONTINUE TUESDAY WITH GRADIENT AND WARM ADVECTION INCREASING AHEAD OF A FAIRLY STRONG COLD FRONT PUSHING MAX TEMPS INTO THE 70S. AS FRONT APPROACHES LATE DAY TUESDAY A FEW SHOWERS WILL WORK INTO EASTERN OHIO TOWARD SUNSET.
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&& .LONG TERM /TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY/...
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COLD FRONT WILL RACE ACROSS REGION TUESDAY NIGHT AND HAVE GONE WITH LIKELY POPS FOR SHOWERS WITH FROPA AND UPPER LEVEL TROUGH. FAIRLY QUIET WEATHER FOR WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY WITH WEAK SURFACE RIDGE STRETCHED ACROSS THE UPPER OHIO VALLEY. BY FRIDAY DEEPENING UPPER LEVEL SYSTEM AND DEVELOPING SURFACE LOW PRESSURE WILL BRING SHOWERS BACK TO THE REGION FOLLOWED BY MUCH COOLER CONDITIONS FOR THE START OF NEXT WEEKEND.
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&& .AVIATION /07Z SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/... VFR CONDITIONS THROUGH THE MORNING HOURS WITH MID AND HIGH CLOUDS PASSING FROM TIME TO TIME. AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT WILL PROVIDE AN INCREASE IN SOUTH-SOUTHWEST SURFACE WINDS BY LATE MORNING WITH GUSTS OF 25 TO 30KTS LIKELY. A BRIEF PERIOD OF MVFR CIGS WITH FRONTAL PASSAGE DURING THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS. WINDS WILL STAY GUSTY THROUGH THE EVENING HOURS. OUTLOOK.../SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/... VFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO PERSIST THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK. && .PBZ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... MD...NONE. OH...NONE. PA...NONE. WV...NONE. && $$

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