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959 FXUS61 KPBZ 051138 AFDPBZ AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA 638 AM EST FRI FEB 5 2016 .SYNOPSIS... SEASONABLE TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE WEEKEND. && .NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/... ANY LINGERING SNOW SHOWERS OR FLURRIES WILL DISSIPATE THIS MORNING AS COLD AIR BEGINS TO RETREAT TO THE NORTH. CLOUDS WILL DECREASE FROM WEST TO EAST BEHIND THE EXITING COLD POOL. TEMPERATURES WILL AGAIN BE NEAR NORMAL. && .SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY/... CLEAR TO PARTLY CLOUD SKIES TONIGHT WITH SOME PASSING MID-DECK. SATURDAY WILL BE DRY AND ONCE THE MID CLOUDS CLEAR...SUNSHINE WILL RETURN. A WEAK SHORTWAVE TROUGH WILL CROSS THE AREA SATURDAY NIGHT. THE SURFACE FRONT REMAINS NORTH OF THE AREA SO ONLY EXPECT AN INCREASE IN CLOUD COVER WITH THIS SYSTEM. UPPER LEVEL HEIGHTS WILL RISE SUNDAY BEHIND THE EXITING SHORTWAVE ALLOWING FOR ANOTHER DRY DAY AND A MINOR MODERATION IN TEMPERATURES. && .LONG TERM /SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY/... A MUCH MORE ACTIVE LONG TERM...BEGINNING MONDAY...AS A LARGE UPPER LEVEL SYSTEM PLANTS ITSELF OVER THE EASTERN UNITED STATES. MOST OF THE LONG TERM WAS CREATED USING THE SUPERBLEND. && .AVIATION /12Z FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/... VARIABLE MVFR CIGS FROM WITH A FEW MVFR SNOW SHOWERS 12-14Z FOR PORTS FROM KPIT EAST AS UPPER TROUGH PASSES. ELSEWHERE CLEARING LINE SLOWLY ADVANCING TOWARD KHLG AND WILL WORK ACROSS REMAINING PORTS TOWARD 15Z. WINDS WILL BE NORTHWEST BECOMING WEST AROUND 10 KTS THROUGH THE DAY. BUBBLE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL BRING VFR WITH LIGHT WIND OVERNIGHT. MID DECK WILL BEGIN TO INCREASE WEST TO EAST AS A SHORTWAVE APPROACHES. .OUTLOOK.../FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY/... GENERAL VFR CAN BE EXPECTED THROUGH THE WEEKEND. THE NEXT CHANCE FOR WIDESPREAD RESTRICTIONS WILL BE MONDAY AND TUESDAY WITH A COLD FRONT. && .PBZ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... MD...NONE. OH...NONE. PA...NONE. WV...NONE. && $$

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