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000 FXUS62 KRAH 250545 AFDRAH Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Raleigh NC 145 AM EDT Sun Jun 25 2017 .SYNOPSIS... A cold front will push southeastward into central North Carolina tonight. This front will weaken as it pushes to the coast Sunday. A secondary cold front will sweep through the area late Monday, and this will be followed by high pressure building into the area through much of next week. && .NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/... As of 940 PM Saturday... Much of the earlier convection has moved off to the east of the forecast area at this hour with just some light rain remaining along the I-95 corridor. Going into the overnight hours, CAM models show activity coming to a close however some light showers now popping up along the VA border and looking at the surface observations this is with the actual surface front as dewpoints drop off dramatically behind these showers. Will watch this activity for any sustainable precipitation threat overnight. Expect some MVFR visibilities ahead of the front overnight with VFR expected back across the Triad. Lows tonight expected to be in the mid 60s across the NW Piedmont to the low 70s in the southeast. && .SHORT TERM /SUNDAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT/... As of 300 PM EDT Saturday... Subsidence behind the exiting frontal system and deep wly flow will lead to stable and drier conditions. A shower or two will be possible south of Goldsboro-Fayetteville line Sunday morning as the sfc cold front slowly exits the region. While it will remain warm Sunday afternoon with temps in the 85-90 degree range, lower dewpoints will aid to make it feel less oppressive. Drier air will continue to filter into central NC Sunday night, leading to mostly clear skies. Min temps 60-65 across the Piedmont to the upper 60s southeast. && .LONG TERM /MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/... As of 140 PM Saturday... A reinforcing dry cold front will move through the area late Monday/Monday night, ushering in even cooler air into the region. Highs Monday in advance of the front are expected to be in the 80s, with highs on Tuesday generally in the upper 70s to lower 80s with dewpoints in the 50s. A more pronounced mid/upper level disturbance is expected to move through the area on Tuesday/Tuesday evening. The GFS and ECMWF still differ on if any showers/storms will develop across the area with its passage. Given the expected dry airmass in place in advance of the feature, will limit pops to a slight chances and only mention showers for Tuesday. Surface high pressure will move across the area Wednesday and set up shop offshore Thursday through Saturday. This will result in maximum temperatures Wednesday and Thursday afternoon in the middle to upper 80s, with upper 80s to lower 90s on Friday and Saturday afternoon. As the airmass becomes increasingly moist and unstable, the chance for afternoon and evening convection will return by Saturday. && .AVIATION /06Z Sunday through Thursday/... As of 145 AM Sunday... Cold front moving east across the area early this morning will be accompanied by a few showers and a brief IFR threat at RDU/RWI, with conditions extended through 12-14Z at FAY as the front slows or stalls across the southeast today. Otherwise, a brief predawn period of IFR visibilities in fog are possible due to clearing skies and high low level moisture. Northwest winds 6-8 knots will be prevalent along with VFR conditions at all sites by 14Z and continue through the remainder of the TAF period. Looking beyond Sunday night, VFR conditions are likely to hold through the upcoming work week. It will be overwhelmingly dry, with only a few showers expected with passage of a reinforcing cold front on Tue. -GIH && .RAH WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... None. && $$ SYNOPSIS...Hartfield NEAR TERM...Ellis SHORT TERM...WSS LONG TERM...BSD/Franklin AVIATION...mlm/Hartfield is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.