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000 FXUS61 KPBZ 221512 AFDPBZ AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA 1112 AM EDT TUE APR 22 2014 .SYNOPSIS...
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SHOWERS WILL DECREASE IN COVERAGE TODAY AS THE COLD FRONT PASSES. MUCH COOLER THAN NORMAL TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING.
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&& .NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/...
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MADE MINOR ADJUSTMENTS TO WEATHER ELEMENTS BASED ON LATEST OBSERVATIONS AND RADAR IMAGERY AS COLD FRONT CROSSES THE REGION. COLD AIR ADVECTION WITH NORTHWEST FLOW WILL PERSIST THROUGH TONIGHT. THUS...STRATOCU WILL PERSIST AND A GREATER CHANCE OF A STRAY SHOWER OR SNOW SHOWER EXISTS TO THE NORTH AND OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN.
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&& .SHORT TERM /WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/...
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NORTHWEST FLOW WILL CONTINUE WEDNESDAY WITH STRATOCU DECREASING IN THE AFTERNOON AS BUILDING HIGH PRESSURE BRINGS DRIER CONDITIONS. TEMPERATURES WILL BE WELL BELOW NORMAL THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING BEFORE REBOUNDING TO NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES AS WARM AIR ADVECTS VIA SOUTHERLY FLOW LATE THURSDAY.
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&& .LONG TERM /THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY/... NEXT COLD FRONT WILL ARRIVE EARLY FRIDAY AS AN UPPER LEVEL LOW MOVES ACROSS THE GREAT LAKES TOWARD EASTERN CANADA OVER THE WEEKEND. LIKELY POPS FRIDAY WITH FRONT AND CHANCE POPS SATURDAY IN UNSTABLE COLD ADVECTION AS A REINFORCING BOUNDARY CROSSES THE REGION. SUNDAY LOOKS TO BE MAINLY DRY AND COOL. LARGE AND COMPLEX SYSTEM DEVELOPING IN THE CENTRAL PLAINS EARLY NEXT WEEK WITH MODELS HAVING TIMING ISSUES. FOR NOW WENT WITH A DRY DAY TO START THE WORK WEEK. TEMPERATURES GENERALLY BELOW AVERAGE FOR THE PERIOD. && .AVIATION /15Z TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/... MVFR CIGS AND RAIN SHOWERS WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA WITH TODAYS COLD FRONT. SURFACE WINDS WILL INCREASE AND VEER TO THE NW WITH GUSTS TO ARND 20KTS. FOLLOWING FRONTAL PASSAGE...MVFR STRATOCU MAY PERSIST...ESPECIALLY AT FKL AND DUJ WELL INTO THE NGT. .OUTLOOK.../WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY/... THE NXT CHC FOR GENL RESTRICTIONS WL COME WITH A FRIDAY CDFNT. && .PBZ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... MD...NONE. OH...NONE. PA...NONE. WV...NONE. && $$

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