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000 FXUS61 KPBZ 191855 AFDPBZ AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA 255 PM EDT SAT APR 19 2014 .SYNOPSIS... HIGH PRESSURE WILL RESULT IN DRY CONDITIONS ALONG WITH SEASONAL TEMPERATURES THROUGH THE WEEKEND. && .NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM SUNDAY MORNING/... ABUNDANT SUNSHINE AND SEASONAL TEMPERATURES TODAY AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA. THIN CIRRUS WILL CONTINUE TO BE OBSERVED SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 80...BUT WILL HAVE MINIMAL IMPACT ON TEMPERATURES. WINDS WILL DECREASE OVERNIGHT AND TEMPERATURES WILL FALL TO THE LOW 40S TO UPPER 30S. && .SHORT TERM /6 AM SUNDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY/... A WARMING TREND IN TEMPERATURES AND CONTINUED BENIGN WEATHER WILL CONTINUE SUNDAY AND MONDAY AS RIDGING CONTINUES TO TRANSITION ACROSS THE REGION. A COLD FRONT WILL PASS THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY...WITH THE MAJORITY OF RAIN FALLING LATE MONDAY AND TUESDAY MORNING. PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED TO BE ON THE LIGHTER SIDE...WITH OVERALL QPF AMOUNTS REMAINING BELOW HALF AN INCH. && .LONG TERM /TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY/... CHANGES TO THE EXTENDED PERIOD AS A COLD FRONT WILL BE EXITING TUESDAY NIGHT WITH ONLY SLIGHT CHANCE POPS. LOWERED TEMPERATURES THROUGH WEDNESDAY AS NEWER MODELS SHOW A BETTER PUNCH OF COOLER AIR BEHIND SYSTEM AS SURFACE HIGH SINKS SOUTH ACROSS THE EASTERN STATES. BY THURSDAY HIGH WILL SHIFT EAST ALLOWING TEMPERATURES TO MODERATE BACK TO SEASONAL AVERAGES. AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT WILL BRING A CHANCE FOR SHOWERS LATER THURSDAY NIGHT BUT HIGHER POPS FOR FRIDAY AS SYSTEM APPROACHES. SHOWER CHANCES WILL CONTINUE INTO THE WEEKEND AS AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH MOVES INTO THE EASTERN HALF OF THE COUNTRY. && .AVIATION /19Z SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/... VFR EXPECTED THROUGH THE WEEKEND AS HIGH PRESSURE DOMINATES THE NORTHEAST U.S. .OUTLOOK.../SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY/... THE NXT CHC FOR RESTRICTIONS IS EXPECTED LATER MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY WITH A COLD FRONT. && .PBZ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... MD...NONE. OH...NONE. PA...NONE. WV...NONE. && $$

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