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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA
1217 PM EDT Tue Mar 28 2017

.SYNOPSIS...
Showers will plague the Upper Ohio Region this afternoon with
crossing low pressure.

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.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/...
Low pressure system has moved east into central Pennsylvania.
Although widespread precipitation has pushed east of the region,
a small area of showers continues to track east across the
forecast area. Temperatures should remain nearly steady through
the rest of the afternoon with widespread cloud cover.

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.SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY/...
As high pressure moves over the Great Lakes, cooler and drier
air will filter over the region. Despite the temperature
moderation, readings a few degrees above the averages can be
expected.

Rain chances are expected to increase again by late Thursday
with the advance of the next low.

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.LONG TERM /THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY/...
Another emerging Plains closed low is forecast to spread rain across
much of the eastern CONUS during the latter half of the week. Expect
a brief period of dry weather behind that system next weekend before
redeterioration for the start of the work-week. Seasonal temperatures
are expected for the period.

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.AVIATION /16Z TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/...
MVFR to IFR conditions will continue through much of period
across some terminals. The low pressure currently over PIT has
helped lower ceilings with drizzle and MVFR visibility. Expect
the showers to taper off later in the day as the low pressure
exits east and low ceilings to remain while low level moisture
remains in place.

Light and variable wind direction will shift to wnw with the passage
of the cold front late this afternoon.

Outlook... Restrictions are likely again by late week as another
broad low affects the Upper Ohio Valley.

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

&&

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