Area Forecast Discussion
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788 FXUS62 KRAH 230612 AFDRAH Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Raleigh NC 210 AM EDT TUE AUG 23 2016 .SYNOPSIS... High Pressure will extend across the region through the week. Temperatures and humidities will gradually rise through late week. && .NEAR TERM /TODAY THROUGH TONIGHT/... As of 210 AM Tuesday... High pressure will remain over the region today and tonight. Dew points are expected to mix out into the upper 50s to lower 60s this afternoon, except mid 60s in the Coastal Plain. Expect mostly sunny skies and light winds. Highs generally mid 80s NW to near 90 over the Sandhills. Mostly clear tonight. Lows 60-65 except upper 50s in the rural Piedmont. && .SHORT TERM /WEDNESDAY and WEDNESDAY NIGHT/... As of 210 AM Tuesday... Mid-level ridging will strengthen, centered over the southern mid- Atlantic states (NC/VA) mid to late week. This will ensure dry weather and warming daytime temperatures, warming a few degrees each day. Expect Mostly sunny skies with highs 86-91 Wednesday. Mostly clear Wednesday night with lows in the 60s. && .LONG TERM /WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY/... As of 302 PM Monday... Surface high pressure off the mid-Atlantic Coast will extend southeastward in to the area through Thursday, as upper level ridging over the Southeast strengthens through the end of the week. A weak cold front will drop as far south as VA Thursday and Friday, but will quickly weaken as the main upper level energy is directed well north near the Canadian Maritimes by the building ridge. Forecast will remain dry in this regime, with increasing upper level heights supporting a return to temperatures in the 90s by Friday through the weekend. && .AVIATION /06Z TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/... As of 120 AM Tuesday... 24 Hour TAF Period: High confidence of VFR conditions through the TAF period with high pressure in control. Late night MVFR to IFR ground fog is possible around KRWI between 08Z-12Z. Outlook... Long term: Continued VFR conditions are expected through Friday. && .RAH WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... None. && $$ SYNOPSIS...Badgett NEAR TERM...Badgett SHORT TERM...Badgett LONG TERM...30 AVIATION...Badgett is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.