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000 FXUS61 KPBZ 231344 AFDPBZ AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA 944 AM EDT THU OCT 23 2014 .SYNOPSIS... HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD EAST AND DECREASE CLOUDS TODAY. TEMPERATURES WILL RETURN TO NEAR SEASONAL AVERAGES FOR THE WEEKEND. && .NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/...
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MINIMAL CHANGE NEEDED THIS MORNING AS THE CURRENT FORECAST ALIGNS WELL WITH LATEST OBSERVATIONAL TRENDS. PREVIOUS DISCUSSION FOLLOWS.. BREAKS IN THE OVERCAST WILL BECOME MORE NUMEROUS THIS MORNING WITH CLEARING WEST TO EAST THIS AFTERNOON. AS LOW PRESSURE SHIFTS FARTHER OFF THE EAST COAST TODAY DRY HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD ACROSS THE REGION. CLOUDS WILL LIKELY STAY IN THE RIDGES UNTIL LATE DAY. TONIGHT WITH CLEAR SKIES AND DIMINISHING WINDS TEMPERATURES WILL FALL WELL INTO THE 30S. REGION HAS PAST DATES FOR ANY FROST OR FREEZE PRODUCTS.
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&& .SHORT TERM /FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/... MODELS CONTINUE TO INDICATE SHORTWAVE RIDGING WILL PUSH EAST ACROSS THE AREA THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY WITH SUNSHINE AND A BIT MILDER TEMPERATURES. FOR THE WEEKEND A MOISTURE STARVED SHORTWAVE WILL QUICKLY CROSS THE REGION SATURDAY WITH AN INCREASE IN CLOUDS AND ONLY SLIGHT CHANCE POPS ESPECIALLY NORTH OF PITTSBURGH. DRY AND BREEZY SUNDAY IN NORTHWEST FLOW. && .LONG TERM /SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY/... RIDGING WL ADVN EWD ACRS THE RGN INTO ERLY NXT WK KEEPING DRY WEA IN THE FCST. MDLS DIFFER ON TIMING AND STRENGTH OF A MID WK TROF. GENLY SIDED CLOSE TO A WEAKER ENSEMBLE/WPC SOLN...KEEPING LOW SHWR CHCS MID WK. WRM ADVCTN IS EXPD TO BRING ABV SEASONAL AVG TEMPS ERLY NXT WK...WITH A RTN TO SEASONABLY COOL NMBRS AFT THE PASSAGE OF THE MID WK TROF. && .AVIATION /14Z THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY/...
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SPOTTY MVFR CIGS WILL DIMINISH BY MID MORNING AS DRIER AIR MOVES IN ALOFT OUT OF THE NORTH. THERE IS A SLIGHT CHANCE OF PATCHY MVFR VISIIBILITY RESTRICTIONS EARLY FRIDAY MORNING, BUT IN GENERAL VFR CONDITIONS ARE ANTICIPATED THROUGH THGE WEEKEND AND INTO NEXT WEEK. O THE RGN. .AVIATION /FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY/... PTCHY MVFR IN BR IS PSBL ERLY FRI MRNG.
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&& .PBZ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... MD...NONE. OH...NONE. PA...NONE. WV...NONE. && $$

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