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000 FXUS61 KPBZ 190805 AFDPBZ Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA 405 AM EDT Thu Oct 19 2017 .SYNOPSIS... High pressure will maintain dry and warm weather through the weekend. && .NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/...
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High pressure will maintain dry and warm weather. Only difference today, will be the occasional wind gusts during the afternoon.
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&& .SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY/... The building high pressure dome will continue to moderate temperatures through the weekend. Expect afternoon highs approximately 15 degrees above average as the dry spell continues. && .LONG TERM /SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY/... High pressure will push east allowing a cold front to reach the area late Sunday night into Monday, with a second cold front pushing east by Tuesday. Models also indicate an upper level trough should build across the region late in the period. Expect precipitation chances will increase from the west Sunday night with unsettled weather through the remainder of the period. Temperatures aloft will become quite cool/cold with the trough building in. However, surface temperatures should act to keep the precipitation in the form of a cold rain. && .AVIATION /08Z THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY/... High pressure will maintain VFR today. By afternoon, a somewhat tighter pressure gradient, will support gusts around 15 to 20kts. .Outlook... Restrictions are likely with a Monday cold front. && .PBZ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... MD...None. OH...None. PA...None. WV...None. && $$

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