Area Forecast Discussion
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000 FXUS61 KRLX 291754 AFDRLX Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Charleston WV 154 PM EDT MON AUG 29 2016 .SYNOPSIS... A weak cold front will sag southward on today and Tuesday...with a stronger front on Wednesday ushering in a cooler end to the week. && .NEAR TERM /THROUGH TUESDAY/... As of 130 PM Monday... Weak cold front...currently in southeast Ohio...will continue to sag south through the region today into Tuesday. Isold showers and thunderstorms will be possible today...mainly along and south of the boundary...during peak heating hours...with precipitation expected to taper off after sunset. Overnight...drier air will filter in across the north...particularly southeast Ohio area...with muggier air remaining across southern 1/2 to 2/3 of CWA. Fog expected again tonight...mainly across the deeper mountain valleys. Tuesday looks to be dry most places...with the exception of the higher terrain counties during peak afternoon heating hours. Will be hot again...with temperatures climbing into the upper 80s to lower 90s. && .SHORT TERM /TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT/... As of 150 PM Monday... High pressure will have a firm hold on the Region through Wednesday. This results in another hot day to start this time period. Do anticipate the bulk of the area to remain dry Tuesday night into Wednesday morning with limited moisture. One exception is the Mountains during the heating of the day. A few showers and thunderstorms will be possible. A cold front will approach from the northwest Wednesday night into Thursday. A few showers and thunderstorms will move across the Ohio Valley. However, once the front passes by, cooler and drier weather will be a welcome change. && .LONG TERM /FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY/... As of 150 PM Monday... Started with WPC for this forecast. Once the cold front moves across the area, high pressure will be in control for the end of the week into the weekend. This will bring dry weather. High temperatures will gradually increase over the weekend. Starting on Friday, expect temperatures in the lower 60s in the high elevations to the 70s in the lowland. Throughout the weekend, temperatures will climb back into the upper 80s west to the lower 70s in the mountains. Overnight lows will be in the 50s and 60s. && .AVIATION /18Z MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/... As of 135 PM Monday... Mainly VFR conditions with light surface winds through the period. Isold convection possible...mainly 20Z-00Z...with brief MVFR and IFR conditions possible. Best chance for convection across NE KY...WV...and southwest VA. Any convection will taper off after 00Z...with patchy dense IFR and LIFR fog developing in favored river valleys after 06Z. Any fog will dissipate after 12-13Z for a return of VFR conditions for the remainder of the TAF period. FORECAST CONFIDENCE AND ALTERNATE SCENARIOS THROUGH 18Z TUESDAY... FORECAST CONFIDENCE: High. ALTERNATE SCENARIOS: Development of convection this afternoon could vary from forecast. Fog development tonight could be more widespread than currently forecast. 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 H H H H H H H H H H H L HTS CONSISTENCY H H H H H H H H H H H L BKW CONSISTENCY H H H H H H H H H H H L EKN CONSISTENCY H H H H H H H H H H M L PKB CONSISTENCY H H H H H H H H H H H M CKB CONSISTENCY H H H H H H H H H H H L AFTER 18Z TUESDAY... Brief IFR possible in showers and thunderstorms through mid week. Early morning IFR possible in areas of fog into mid week. && .RLX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... WV...None. OH...None. KY...None. VA...None. && $$ SYNOPSIS...JB/SL NEAR TERM...SL SHORT TERM...JB LONG TERM...JB AVIATION...SL is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.