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FXUS01 KWBC 161952
PMDSPD

SHORT RANGE FORECAST DISCUSSION
NWS WEATHER PREDICTION CENTER COLLEGE PARK MD
351 PM EDT MON OCT 16 2017

VALID 00Z TUE OCT 17 2017 - 00Z THU OCT 19 2017

...LINGERING SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED ACROSS FLORIDA
WITH LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL POSSIBLE IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST...

...WELL ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES EXPECTED TO CONTINUE ACROSS THE
INTERIOR U.S....


A STRONG COLD FRONT WHICH PUSHED OFF THE EAST COAST THIS MORNING
HAS USHERED IN A MORE SEASONABLE AIRMASS WITH TEMPERATURES ON
TUESDAY EXPECTED TO BE NEAR OR BELOW NORMAL ACROSS MUCH OF THE
EASTERN U.S.. THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF THIS FRONT IS FORECAST TO
STALL ACROSS FLORIDA WHICH SHOULD KEEP SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
IN THE FORECAST FOR THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS ACROSS THE PENINSULA
AND FOR PORTIONS OF THE SOUTHEAST AND GULF COASTS. MOISTURE
INTERACTING WITH THE BOUNDARY MAY ALLOW FOR LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL
ALONG MAINLY THE EASTERN COAST OF FLORIDA.

ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COUNTRY, A SERIES OF FRONTAL SYSTEMS WILL
KEEP WET WEATHER IN THE FORECAST FOR PORTIONS OF THE PACIFIC
NORTHWEST WITH LOCALLY ENHANCED HEAVY RAINFALL POSSIBLE ALONG THE
FAVORED TERRAIN. LOCALLY HEAVY SNOWFALL MAY ALSO BE POSSIBLE IN
THE HIGHEST ELEVATIONS OF THE NORTHERN CASCADES. ELSEWHERE, UPPER
LEVEL RIDGING WILL KEEP DRY WEATHER AND TEMPERATURES WELL ABOVE
NORMAL THROUGH MID-WEEK ACROSS THE MAJORITY OF THE COUNTRY.
AFTERNOON HIGH TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE SOUTHWEST, INTERMOUNTAIN
WEST, AND PLAINS STATES COULD BE AS MUCH AS 10 TO 20 DEGREES ABOVE
NORMAL FOR THIS TIME OF THE YEAR.


SANTORELLI

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