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000 FXUS61 KPBZ 180508 AAB AFDPBZ AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION...UPDATED NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA 108 AM EDT THU SEP 18 2014 .SYNOPSIS... DRY AND COMFORTABLE CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY. && .NEAR TERM /THROUGH TODAY/... ONLY MINOR TWEAKS TO OVERNIGHT. ADJUSTED CLOUD COVER A BIT AND UPDATED TEMPERATURES WITH LATEST GUIDANCE. SURFACE HIGH MOVING THROUGH THE GREAT LAKES AND NORTHWEST FLOW ALOFT WILL KEEP THE AREA DRY...COOL AND COMFORTABLE. CUMULUS CLOUDS WILL MOVE THROUGH FROM TIME TO TIME. && .SHORT TERM /TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY/... SURFACE HIGH WILL DRIFT TOWARD AND AWAY FROM THE EAST COAST THROUGH THE SHORT TERM PERIOD. NORTHWEST FLOW ALOFT WILL BE REPLACED BY A WEAK RIDGE LATE FRIDAY AND THEN ZONAL FLOW ON SATURDAY. WINDS AT AND ABOVE THE SURFACE WILL EVENTUALLY SHIFT TO THE SOUTH-SOUTHWEST BY SATURDAY...ALLOWING FOR WARMER AIR TO SURGE NORTHWARD. SATURDAY WILL SEE TEMPERATURES 5 DEGREES OR SO ABOVE NORMAL. && .LONG TERM /SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY/... COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE WILL BRING GOOD CHANCE FOR SHOWERS SUNDAY. OTHER THEN THIS OVERALL DRY AND COOL PATTERN IS EXPECTED FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE LONG TERM PERIOD. && .AVIATION /05Z THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY/... VFR CONDITIONS AND LGT SFC WIND WERE MAINTAINED OVERNIGHT...ALTHOUGH A FEW STRATOCU AND CU MAY PLAGUE THE REGION AT LEAST UNTIL PASSAGE OF A WEAK FRONT/UPR DISTURBANCE ON THU MRNG. AT MOMENT...IT APPREARS THAT CLD COVER MAY BE SUFFICIENT TO PRECLUDE SIGNIFICANT FOG RESTRICTIONS FOR ALL BUT THE NRN TERMINALS. OUTLOOK...THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY... THE NXT CHC FOR GENL RESTRICTIONS WL COME WITH A SUNDAY CDFNT. && .PBZ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... MD...NONE. OH...NONE. PA...NONE. WV...NONE. && $$

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