Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Charleston, WV

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000 FXUS61 KRLX 291028 AFDRLX AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHARLESTON WV 628 AM EDT FRI APR 29 2016 .SYNOPSIS... SURFACE LOW PRESSURE TRACKS NORTHEAST. RAIN CHANCES DECREASE FRIDAY BUT LOW LEVEL MOISTURE LINGERS. ANOTHER SYSTEM BRINGS PRECIPITATION FOR SATURDAY AND SUNDAY. && .NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/... A SFC BUT WEAK LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM EXITS NORTHEAST TODAY. ITS EXODUS WILL TAKE RAIN SHOWERS WITH IT KEEPING THE AREA DRY THROUGH TONIGHT. MILD TEMPERATURES...GENERALLY IN THE MID 70S LOWLANDS...RANGING TO THE LOWER 60S HIGHER ELEVATIONS THIS AFTERNOON. && .SHORT TERM /SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT/... OUR ACTIVE WEATHER PATTERN WILL CONTINUE AS OUR NEXT SYSTEM PUSHES INTO THE REGION ON SATURDAY. WARM FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE AREA ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND KICK OFF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. WILL HAVE TO WATCH FOR THE POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY RAINFALL AND FLASH FLOODING...AS PWATS APPROACH 1.5 INCHES...ABOUT 2 STANDARD DEVIATIONS ABOVE NORMAL. LOW MBE VECTOR LESS THAN 10 KNOTS AND SKINNY CAPE VALUES OVERNIGHT WILL BRING THE POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY RAIN AND POSSIBLY TRAINING CELLS. THIS WILL INCREASE THE FLASH FLOOD THREAT...AND DUE TO HEAVY RAIN RECEIVED THE PAST COUPLE OF DAYS IN SOME AREAS...WE CAN EXPECT FLASH FLOOD GUIDANCE TO BE FAIRLY LOW AND ANY HEAVY RAIN FOR A PERIOD OF TIME COULD CAUSE ISSUES. WPC HAS HIGHLIGHTED OUR AREA IN A SLIGHT RISK FOR EXCESSIVE RAINFALL ON DAY 2. LOW PRESSURE PASSES OUR CWA ON SUNDAY...DRAGGING A COLD FRONT THROUGH THR REGION. STILL EXPECTING A JUICY AIRMASS IN PLACE AND THE POTENTIAL FOR HEAVY RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL INCREASE ONCE AGAIN SUNDAY AFTERNOON. FORECAST SOUNDINGS ARE INDICATING CAPE VALUES IN THE 1500 J/KG RANGE...AND ALSO SHEAR OF 35-45 KTS...SOME STORMS COULD BE QUITE STRONG...HOWEVER AT THIS TIME THE MAIN CONCERN THAT WE WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR WILL BE THE FLASH FLOOD POTENTIAL. && .LONG TERM /MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/... COLD FRONT SHOULD BE WELL SOUTH AND EAST BY MONDAY...BUT MODELS BRING WEAK UPPER LEVEL TROUGH THROUGH...SO HAVE SHOWERS LINGERING. THE 00Z ECMWF THEN SHOWS A WAVE ALONG THE FRONT BULGING IT BACK NORTH TUESDAY INTO SOUTHEASTERN CWA. THE 12Z ECMWF IS EVEN MORE AGGRESSIVE SURGING THE FRONT BACK NORTH WITH THIS WAVE...AND WOULD SPELL PRECIP ACROSS MUCH OF THE CWA. HOWEVER GFS KEEPS THE ENTIRE THING FARTHER SOUTH. WENT WITH ONLY SLIGHT CHANCE POPS FOR NOW UNTIL THIS BECOMES BETTER RESOLVED. OTHERWISE REMAINED CLOSE TO WPC GUIDANCE. && .AVIATION /10Z FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/... PATCHY IFR/LIFR FOG CURRENTLY IN HTS...AND PKB WILL GRADUALLY DISSIPATE BY 13-14Z. SOME MVFR CEILINGS COULD REMAIN ACROSS THE WESTERN SLOPES THIS MORNING. OTHERWISE...VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL THROUGH THE PERIOD. FORECAST CONFIDENCE AND ALTERNATE SCENARIOS THROUGH 12Z SATURDAY... FORECAST CONFIDENCE: MEDIUM. ALTERNATE SCENARIOS: END OF FOG COULD VARY THIS MORNING. 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 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 EDT 1HRLY 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 CRW CONSISTENCY M M M M M M M H H H H H HTS CONSISTENCY M M M H H H H H H H H H BKW CONSISTENCY M M M M M M H H H H H H EKN CONSISTENCY L L L L L M M M M M H H PKB CONSISTENCY M M L L M M M M M H H H CKB CONSISTENCY M L L L L L M M M H H H AFTER 12Z SATURDAY... IFR POSSIBLE AGAIN SATURDAY INTO SUNDAY WITH ADDITIONAL ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. && .RLX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... WV...NONE. OH...NONE. KY...NONE. VA...NONE. && $$ SYNOPSIS...ARJ/MPK NEAR TERM...ARJ SHORT TERM...MPK LONG TERM...MZ AVIATION...ARJ

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