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000 FXUS61 KPBZ 201826 AFDPBZ Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA 226 PM EDT Fri Oct 20 2017 .SYNOPSIS... High pressure will maintain dry and warm weather through the weekend. Rain will move into the region on Monday. && .NEAR TERM /THROUGH SATURDAY/... High pressure remains sprawled along the East Coast. A passing high cloud is possible, but clear skies will dominate the forecast. Lows should be similar to values from last night, with highs creeping up another degree or two. && .SHORT TERM /SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY/... Temperatures will continue to be on the rise as upper ridge axis moves east. Sunday should be the warmest day of the week, with temperatures dropping off a degree or two by Monday. Models continue to show a slight delay in the arrival of a cold front, and have backed off daytime pops accordingly. && .LONG TERM /MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY/... Have continued with high pops Monday night which will linger into Tuesday. A reinforcing wave Wednesday will bring the chance for another round of showers. Temperatures will drop to normal by Tuesday and below normal on Wednesday. The temps could be cold enough Wednesday night in the highest elevations to allow a couple of snowflakes to mix in with rain. && .AVIATION /18Z FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/... VFR conditions will continue through Saturday. High pressure is in command. Only cirrus clouds are expected at most, and winds will remain light as well. Any predawn/sunrise valley fog should remain patchy and affect a few terminals briefly, if at all. .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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