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000 FXUS61 KPBZ 191647 AFDPBZ AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA 1247 PM EDT SAT APR 19 2014 .SYNOPSIS... HIGH PRESSURE WILL BRING DRY WEATHER AND WARMING TEMPERATURES THIS WEEKEND. && .NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/... 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. && .SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY/... HIGH PRES WL RMN IN CTRL THRU SUN BEFORE SHIFTING E. CLDS WL INCR LT MON AHD OF THE NXT APRCHG SHRTWV. SHWRS WL BCM LIKELY WITH THE ADVN AND PASSAGE OF THE SHRTWV AND ASSOCIATED CDFNT LT MON NGT INTO TUE. TEMPS WL RTN TO ABV SEASONAL AVGS SUN AND MON WITH SRLY FLOW...WITH NR AVG NMBRS EXPD FOR TUE. && .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 /18Z 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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