Area Forecast Discussion
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436 FXUS61 KRLX 280555 AFDRLX Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Charleston WV 155 AM EDT Tue Mar 28 2017 .SYNOPSIS... Low pressure moves away today, with lingering NW flow showers. Brief dry weather mid week with another system late Thursday through Friday. && .NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/... As of 140 AM Tuesday... Pretty easy to pick out the upper level low via satellite -- spinning its way into southwestern Ohio. Somewhat elongated surface low stretches from southern IN into central OH, with a cold front draped across the lower Ohio River Valley. These features will gradually move their way through today with showers becoming more NW flow driven by this afternoon. The showers will gradually come to an end from west to east late this afternoon into tonight. With plenty of clouds around afternoon highs will be 5-10 degrees cooler than Monday. Low clouds will be slow to break up tonight. Despite cold front passage, clouds and linger low level moisture will hold overnight lows above normal. && .SHORT TERM /WEDNESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT/... As of 305 PM Monday... Cold front moves away from the region with high pressure building in from the north. In response...precipitation chances should come to an end by late Tuesday night. && .LONG TERM /THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY/... As of 305 PM Monday... Another system approaches the area for Friday bringing precipitation chances back into the region. This system should then push east Friday night with high pressure building in again Saturday Night and Sunday. Expect chances for showers and storms will decrease from the west on Saturday with the region expected to be dry Saturday night. && .AVIATION /06Z TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/... As of 150 AM Tuesday... Upper level low will bring showers and stratus with MVFR to IFR through today. Cannot rule out a rumble of thunder with colder air filtering in aloft, but opted to keep out of TAFs for now. Lingering low level moisture should keep low stratus around tonight as well. Could also get some fog to develop with wet ground, however a puff of wind should remain through the night, so confidence not real good on the fog. Southerly winds will turn westerly this afternoon as a cold front passes, and then northerly tonight. FORECAST CONFIDENCE AND ALTERNATE SCENARIOS THROUGH 06Z WEDNESDAY... FORECAST CONFIDENCE: Medium. ALTERNATE SCENARIOS: There may be some IFR fog and stratus this morning, especially if the winds go near calm. Timing of showers and category changes may vary. EXPERIMENTAL TABLE OF FLIGHT CATEGORY OBJECTIVELY SHOWS CONSISTENCY OF WFO FORECAST TO AVAILABLE MODEL INFORMATION: H = HIGH: TAF CONSISTENT WITH ALL MODELS OR ALL BUT ONE MODEL. M = MEDIUM: TAF HAS VARYING LEVEL OF CONSISTENCY WITH MODELS. L = LOW: TAF INCONSISTENT WITH ALL MODELS OR ALL BUT ONE MODEL. DATE TUE 03/28/17 UTC 1HRLY 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 EDT 1HRLY 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 CRW CONSISTENCY M M M M H H H H H H H L HTS CONSISTENCY M M H M M L M H H H H M BKW CONSISTENCY H H M H H H H H H H H L EKN CONSISTENCY L L H L H H H H H H H L PKB CONSISTENCY M H M M H M H M H H H M CKB CONSISTENCY H H H M M M H H H H H L AFTER 06Z WEDNESDAY... IFR possible in thunderstorms Friday. && .RLX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... WV...None. OH...None. KY...None. VA...None. && $$ SYNOPSIS...JSH/MZ NEAR TERM...MZ SHORT TERM...JSH LONG TERM...JSH AVIATION...MZ is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.