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FXUS63 KPAH 231947

247 PM CDT Thu Oct 23 2014

.SHORT TERM...(Tonight through Saturday night)
Issued at 215 PM CDT THU OCT 23 2014

Fairly high confidence in the short term. An upper level trof
should pass by just north of the forecast area. Thinking now is
that all measurable precip will stay to our north and we will
likely just get mid and high cloud cover from the system. Chilly
sfc high that has been over the region for the past couple of
days will finally drift farther east of the region by
Friday/Friday night, allowing a significant warming trend to get
underway. Could be another round of high clouds later Friday night
into Sat, but all in all, should be a nice start to the weekend.

.LONG TERM...(Sunday through Thursday)
Issued at 215 PM CDT THU OCT 23 2014

Winds will shift to the south Sunday, which will help keep
temperatures well above normal Sunday through Tuesday.  Models,
this latest run at least, are showing some agreement with the
Tuesday into Wednesday cold frontal passage.  Models show the cold
front just west of the PAH forecast area by 12z Tuesday, so showers
will begin moving into western portions of the fa late Monday night
or early Tuesday.  Through the day Tuesday into Tuesday evening,
models show widespread, but not too significant, QPF across the
region.  Went with likely pops west/northwest to low to slight
chance pops southeast for showers and possibly a few thunderstorms
on Tuesday.  Went with likely pops southeast to chance pops
west/northwest Tuesday night for showers. Models differ a little on
when to push the precip on through our area, but overall precip
should be tapering off from northwest to southeast late Tuesday
night, and just kept some low chance to slight chance pops for our
southeast half of counties on Wednesday.  Temperatures will drop off
quite a bit behind the front Tuesday night through Thursday, with
near normal readings Wednesday into Wednesday night, and slightly
below normal readings by Thursday.


Issued at 235 PM CDT Thu Oct 23 2014

Mid and high clouds will increase this afternoon...but cigs will
be above 10k feet. Winds will be light as surface high pressure
holds sway through this evening. The potential for fog appears
lower tonight due to mid and high cloudiness...but some shallow
ground fog is possible if clouds become scattered.




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