Area Forecast Discussion
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000 FXUS61 KRLX 221750 AFDRLX Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Charleston WV 150 PM EDT Thu Jun 22 2017 .SYNOPSIS... Tropical moisture to bring heavy showers/thunderstorms for the end of the work week into early Saturday. Cooler Sunday through Tuesday, with upper level disturbances possibly providing a few light showers. && .NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/... As of 925 AM Thursday... No changes this morning. As of 630 AM Thursday... Bumped up pops in scattered range for CKB to EKN for another hour or two, otherwise no other changes made at this time. As of 140 AM Thursday... Kept the low pops in across far north with isolated showers through dawn in close proximity to a warm front. This boundary will retreat off to the north later this morning. Attention quickly turns to what will be the remnants of Cindy. Models continue to be in good agreement on a piece of energy breaking off from the circulation and advancing northeast into the area late afternoon. There may be a few storms in advance of the main area of rain. Despite the surge in pwats, this feature will be progressive this evening, such that flooding concerns are low tonight. QPF amounts of .50 to .75 inches will be common. Tried to show a break late tonight across much of the area, before the next slug of moisture works in from the west at dawn, affecting mainly southeast Ohio, northeast KY, and western WV. && .SHORT TERM /FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/... As of 240 AM Thursday... Tropical moisture remains over the region on Friday, with a cold front and the remaining circulation of Cindy moving through Friday night into early Saturday. Models are in decent agreement with the general pattern, although some small timing differences continue. The big differences between models are still in the location of the heavier precipitation bands. Models generally struggle in tropical systems with this, so not a big surprise. The problem however is where to post a flood watch. Confident that one will be needed, but not confident on where. && .LONG TERM /SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY/... As of 240 AM Thursday... Upper level trough will provide unseasonably mild weather with low humidity through this period. Models have several upper level disturbances moving through the trough, but vary on the strength and timing. Some light showers are possible with these disturbances. && .AVIATION /18Z THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/... 18Z Thursday through 18Z Friday... As of 135 PM Thursday... Expect rain to move in after 23Z this evening from southwest to northeast, with possible thunderstorms embedded within as well. LArgely going with an MVFR forecast, although brief IFR is usually a possibility at the onset of heavier rain, with the visibilities coming up after the initial burst of rain. Therefore, some additional TEMPO grids may be need to cover that on the first hour of the rain. Ceilings to degrade to MVFR after the passage of the rain/storms across the entire area. Any ceilings that drop into the 1-2kft range will come up slightly, but remain MVFR as winds increase in the 12-15kt range with gusts 20-25kts, slightly higher for the mountain terminals. Should see some breaks in the rain/storms tomorrow on the back end of the TAF. FORECAST CONFIDENCE AND ALTERNATE SCENARIOS THROUGH 18Z FRIDAY... FORECAST CONFIDENCE: High ALTERNATE SCENARIOS: Timing of rain into this evening may vary an hour or so. 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 M M L HTS CONSISTENCY H H H H H H H H H M H L BKW CONSISTENCY H H H H H H H H H H M L EKN CONSISTENCY H H H H H H H H H H H L PKB CONSISTENCY H H H H H H H H H H H L CKB CONSISTENCY H H H H H H H H H H H M AFTER 18Z FRIDAY... IFR possible in showers and thunderstorms Friday night. && .RLX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... WV...Flash Flood Watch from late tonight through late Friday night for WVZ005>011-013>020-024>034-039-040-515>526. OH...Flash Flood Watch from late tonight through late Friday night for OHZ066-067-075-076-083>087. KY...Flash Flood Watch from late tonight through late Friday night for KYZ101>103-105. VA...Flash Flood Watch from late tonight through late Friday night for VAZ003-004. && $$ SYNOPSIS...RPY/30 NEAR TERM...30/26 SHORT TERM...RPY LONG TERM...RPY AVIATION...26 is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.