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000 FXUS61 KPBZ 180837 AFDPBZ Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA 337 AM EST Thu Jan 18 2018 .SYNOPSIS...
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High pressure will maintain dry weather through Saturday. Scattered light rain and drizzle will be possible late Saturday and Sunday before the a cold front return more widespread rain to the region on Monday.
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&& .NEAR TERM /THROUGH TODAY/...
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Increasing warm air advection as ridging builds will result in daytime high temperatures back up to near normal after starting out in the single digits this morning. The wind chill advisory for higher terrain of WV/MD was maintained with 9AM end time still looking good based on latest guidance.
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&& .SHORT TERM /TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY/...
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Dry conditions and a continued upward trend in temperatures will continue Friday and Saturday as upper ridging builds....with max temps around 10 degrees above normal.
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&& .LONG TERM /SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...
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Clouds will be on the increase Saturday night as moisture advection ramps up ahead of the next low pressure system to the west. There is minimal forcing, however, overall model consensus hints at a boundary layer saturated to the point to support scattered drizzle / very light rain by Sunday morning and remaining until cold frontal passage on Monday. Monday afternoon will see the best chance for rain along and ahead of the cold front. Temperatures on Tuesday will lower back to near normal behind the front.
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&& .AVIATION /07Z THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY/... The back edge of the stratocumulus deck that has plagued most sites from FKL-PIT-MGW and points to the east is starting to erode from the west. With increasing SW flow by morning, this will continue to be the case with most sites likely going VFR and clearing out in the next few hours. MGW will likely be the last to clear. Gusty SW winds will develop on Thursday, but all sites will remain clear. Fries .OUTLOOK... Restriction potential returns over the weekend with approaching low pressure. && .PBZ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... MD...Wind Chill Advisory until 9 AM EST this morning for MDZ001. OH...None. PA...None. WV...Wind Chill Advisory until 9 AM EST this morning for WVZ512>514. && $$

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