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000 FXUS61 KPBZ 181453 AAA AFDPBZ AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION...UPDATED NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA 1053 AM EDT FRI APR 18 2014 .SYNOPSIS... 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. && .NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/... VERY LITTLE TO CHANGE WITH THE MID MORNING UPDATE. CLOUD COVER WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE IN ADVANCE OF THE COLD FRONT...BUT THIS FRONT WILL PRODUCE LITTLE PRECIPITATION ACROSS THE REGION WITH VERY MEAGER MOISTURE AND UPPER LEVEL SUPPORT. MAINTAINED THE MENTION OF SPRINKLES...MAINLY NORTH...THIS EVENING. OTHERWISE...SW WIND SHOULD ALLOW FOR TEMPERATURES TO WARM TO RIGHT AROUND SEASONAL AVERAGES TODAY. && .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 /15Z 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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