Area Forecast Discussion
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751 FXUS61 KRLX 281909 AFDRLX Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Charleston WV 309 PM EDT THU JUL 28 2016 .SYNOPSIS...
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Upper level low with moist and unstable air pose a threat for flash flooding into tonight. More upper level systems will keep unsettled weather over weekend.
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Upper level low with widespread heavy showers and thunderstorms will continue eastward across the area later this afternoon and tonight...exiting the mountains before dawn Friday. Where sunshine has been greatest this afternoon...some of the thunderstorms may be severe over the mountains through early this evening...SPC has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for this area. The threat for flooding still continues with the main body of precip...but diminishes from west to east this evening and tonight. So the Flash Flood Watch may be trimmed from the west beginning later this evening...before the watch actually expires at 12z Friday. Even though the upper system exits by Friday morning...the air remains moist and conditionally unstable...with no associated front to push this tropical like air out of the area. Thus...will linger a shower possibility after the main batch exits tonight. On Friday...despite lots of cloud hanging on...enough instability may bring more mainly afternoon showers and storms of a scattered and disorganized nature. It will continue warm and muggy tonight. Although clods will again hold temps down in the lower 80s will be humid.
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&& .SHORT TERM /FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT/... Upper trough over area over the weekend...with several embedded waves...helping to trigger showers and thunderstorms. Still the possibility of brief heavy downpours over the weekend with high moisture content airmass in place...but good news is coverage shouldnt be overly widespread. Regardless...storms...particularly on Sunday will be rather slow isolated water issues cant be completely ruled out. Warmed temperatures slightly on Sunday from previous forecast...but overall...cooler temperatures this weekend until warming trend next week as heights build. && .LONG TERM /MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/... Using a combination of WPC and CONSENSus models...indicated building heights across the region allowing for hot and humid temperatures. Went with diurnal showers and storms through the term...especially in the mountains. Ridge will diminish toward end of term as a front approaches from the west. && .AVIATION /19Z THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/... 18Z Thursday thru 18Z Friday... Upper level low crosses the area tonight. A widespread area of moderate to heavy showers and thunderstorms at 18z west of crw-ckb line will slowly shift eastward with the upper system. The organized area of precipitation will mostly end west of the Ohio river around 03z...west of a crw-ckb line around 06z...and exit the mountains around 10z. Thereafter...a lingering shower is possible thru the end of the period.. For this afternoon...MVFR/locally IFR in showers and thunderstorms. After the rains mostly end from west to east...look for IFR/LIFR ceilings and vsby in fog to develop after 05Z...affecting the major terminal sites by 07Z. After 14z...improving to MVFR ceilings with a shower still possible. Winds will continue to be light westerly this afternoon and again during Thursday afternoon...nearly calm tonight. CONFIDENCE AND ALTERNATE SCENARIOS... FORECAST CONFIDENCE AND ALTERNATE SCENARIOS THROUGH 18Z FRIDAY... FORECAST CONFIDENCE: Low to Medium. ALTERNATE SCENARIOS: Timing of main area of showers and thunderstorms as it moves eastward across the area may vary by a couple of hours. While IFR/LIFR stratus has medium to high confidence tonight...fog potential is less certain. 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. UTC 1HRLY 18 19 20 21 22 23 00 01 02 03 04 05 EDT 1HRLY 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 00 01 CRW CONSISTENCY M M M M M M M M M M L L HTS CONSISTENCY M M M M M M M M M M L L BKW CONSISTENCY H H H M M L L L L L L L EKN CONSISTENCY H H H M M L L L L L L L PKB CONSISTENCY M M M M M M M M M M L L CKB CONSISTENCY M M M M M M M M M M L L AFTER 18Z FRIDAY... IFR conditions in showers and thunderstorms later Friday night and Saturday. && .RLX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... WV...Flash Flood Watch through Friday morning for WVZ005>009- 013>020-024>040-046-047. OH...Flash Flood Watch through Friday morning for OHZ083-085>087. KY...Flash Flood Watch through Friday morning for KYZ101>103-105. VA...Flash Flood Watch through Friday morning for VAZ003-004. && $$ SYNOPSIS...JMV/SL NEAR TERM...JMV SHORT TERM...SL LONG TERM...SL AVIATION...JMV is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.