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000 FXUS61 KPBZ 162121 AFDPBZ Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA 521 PM EDT Mon Oct 16 2017 .SYNOPSIS... After a cool start to the week, building high pressure will result in dry and gradually warming weather through the rest of the week. && .NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM TUESDAY MORNING/...
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Minor adjustments made to hourly temperature reading and sky cover based on the latest observations and trends. Otherwise, cu should diminish with the loss of heating this evening, with clear skies and calm winds dominating under building high pressure. Expect temperatures to fall rapidly to below seasonal averages tonight as we decouple with areas of frost expected. Will maintain the frost advisory as is - in the counties where the growing season continues.
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&& .SHORT TERM /6 AM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY/... High pressure will remain firmly entrenched over the area through the middle of the week, ensuring a dry forecast. After the cool start Tuesday morning, daytime temperatures will begin to moderate under mostly sunny skies. Brief ridging through Wednesday will be stunted by a system passing well to our north Thursday. This system will have little impact to our area, with only a few additional clouds as a result. && .LONG TERM /THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY/... After a brief flattening of the ridge Thursday night, higher heights will build back in through the end of the week, continuing the dry and warming trend. Ridge looks to maximize over the weekend with highs slated to be well-above average. Models continue to show the next chance of rain coming with a cold front early next week. && .AVIATION /21Z MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/...
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VFR conditions are expected for through the period, as cu diminishes this eve with the loss of heating. Wind will diminish as well, with a gradual backing from the northwest to the southwest by tomorrow morning. .Outlook... No widespread restrictions are expected under high pressure.
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&& .PBZ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... MD...None. OH...Frost Advisory from midnight tonight to 10 AM EDT Tuesday for OHZ039>041-048>050-057>059-068-069. PA...Frost Advisory from midnight tonight to 10 AM EDT Tuesday for PAZ020-021-029-031-073-075. WV...Frost Advisory from midnight tonight to 10 AM EDT Tuesday for WVZ001>004-012-021-509-510. && $$ is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.