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000 FXUS61 KPBZ 181135 AFDPBZ AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA 735 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014 .SYNOPSIS...
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INCREASED CLOUD COVERAGE AS A WEAK COLD FRONT PASSES ACROSS THE REGION TODAY WILL BE FOLLOWED BY MOSTLY SUNNY CONDITIONS AND SEASONAL TEMPERATURES THIS WEEKEND.
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&& .NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/...
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MINOR ADJUSTMENT TO INCREASE CLOUD COVERAGE THIS MORNING BUT OTHERWISE THE CURRENT FORECAST LOOKS RIGHT ON TRACK. PREV DISCUSSION BELOW.. A WK CDFNT WL CROSS THE GT LKS RGN THIS AFTN...BUT WITH LTD MOISTURE AND UPPR SPPRT MAINLY JUST AN INCR IN CLDS IS EXPD. DID MENTION SCT SPRINKLES N OF PIT LT THIS AFTN AND EVE AS THIS AREA MAY SEE SLIGHTLY MORE AVBL MOISTURE...BUT NO MEASUREABLE RAIN IS EXPD. HIGH TEMPS SHOULD BE ARND SEASONAL AVGS.
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&& .SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH MONDAY/... AFT FROPA...EXP HIGH PRES TO BLD IN THRU THE WKEND. TEMPS WL BE NR SEASONAL LVLS UNTIL SUN...WHEN SRLY FLOW AND WRM ADVCTN RTN TEMPS TO SVRL DEG ABV AVG. A WK SHRTWV WL BEGIN TO APRCH LT MON BRINGING AN INCRS IN CLDS. && .LONG TERM /MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY/... SHWR CHCS HAVE BEEN RETAINED FOR TUESDAY AS MDLS CONT TO INDICATE PASSAGE OF A SHRTWV TROF AND ASSOCIATED WEAK CDFNT. AMPLIFYING SHRTWV RIDGE...IN RESPONSE TO DEEPENING MTN STATES AND PLNS LOW...IS THEN EXPECTED TO DRY THE MID WEEK PDS...AND MODERATE TEMPS UNTIL PCPN CHCS AGAIN INCRS WITH APCH AND PASSAGE OF THE AFOREMENTIONED LOW BY WEEKS END. && .AVIATION /12Z FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/... VFR WEA IS EXPECTED TO CONT THROUGH TNGT DESPITE PASSAGE OF A CDFNT. WITH SPARSE MSTR AND LTD DYNAMICS...THE PRIMARY FRONTAL EFFECT WL BE A WIND SHIFT TO THE NW BY THIS EVE. .OUTLOOK.../FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY/... THE NXT CHC FOR RESTRICTIONS IS EXPECTED WITH A TUESDAY CDFNT. && .PBZ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... MD...NONE. OH...NONE. PA...NONE. WV...NONE. && $$

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