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FXUS61 KPBZ 250843
AFDPBZ

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA
343 AM EST THU DEC 25 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
A WEAK DISTURBANCE WILL CROSS THE AREA THIS MORNING...FOLLOWED BY
BUILDING HIGH PRESSURE TO END THE WEEK.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/...
WL LET THE LAST OF THE WND ADVY EXPIRE FOR THE RIDGES AS POTENTIAL
FOR DAMAGING WNDS HAS DMNSHD. IT WL RMN GUSTY HOWEVER UNTIL THE
PRES GRADIENT RELAXES TWD EVE. AN UPR TROF WL QUICKLY ADVN ACRS
THE RGN THIS MRNG WITH SCT SNW SHWRS. LTL IF ANY ACCUMS ARE EXPD.
SBSDNC UNDER BLDG HIGH PRES WL END ANY PCPN THIS AFTN...THOUGH
COLD AIR STRATOCU IS EXPD TO LINGER. TEMPS SHOULD BE NR THE
SEASONAL AVG.

&&

.SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY/...
ERN CONUS HIGH PRES IS EXPD TO BRING DRY WEA INTO SAT. THE NXT
SHRTWV AND ASSOCIATED CDFNT IS PROGGED FOR A SAT NGT/SUN PASSAGE.
TRENDED POPS UPWD...BUT MAINTAINED HIGH CHC AS TIMING AND AMT OF
AVAIL MSTR RMNS IN QN. CRITICAL THICKNESSES INDICATE PCPN SHOULD
BE MAINLY RAIN...THOUGH A MIX OR CHG OVR TO SNW COULD OCCUR AS THE
SYSTEM EXITS. ABV SEASONAL AVG TEMPS ARE EXPD.

&&

.LONG TERM /SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...
A GENLY DRY AND SEASONABLY COLD PATTERN IS EXPD AS SFC RIDGING
NUDGES IN AFT THE EXIT OF THE SUNDAY/SUNDAY EVENING SYSTEM.

&&

.AVIATION /09Z THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY/...
MVFR CIGS TO PERSIST THROUGH THE DAY IN COLDER AIR BEHIND THE RECENT
COLD FRONT...IMPROVING BY FRIDAY MORNING. WINDS WILL REMAIN GUSTY
THROUGH THE MORNING BEFORE BEGINNING TO DIMINISH LATER IN THE
AFTERNOON AS THE SFC PRESSURE GRADIENT BEGINS TO RELAX.

OUTLOOK.../THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/...
NEXT OPPORTUNITY FOR FLIGHT RESTRICTIONS LOOK MOST LIKELY SATURDAY
NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING AS THE NEXT FRONTAL SYSTEM QUICKLY
PASSES ACROSS THE REGION.

&&

.PBZ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
MD...NONE.
OH...NONE.
PA...NONE.
WV...NONE.

&&

$$

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