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FXUS62 KFFC 020505 AAC
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PEACHTREE CITY GA
105 AM EDT WED SEP 2 2015

.PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 951 PM EDT TUE SEP 1 2015/

UPDATE...
AS WEAK RIDGE BEGINS TO LOSE INFLUENCE AND A WEAK GULF LOW WITH
ENHANCED MOISTURE CREEPS NORTHWARD FROM NORTH FL...THERE SHOULD
BE SOME INCREASED CLOUD COVERAGE ADVECTING INTO PORTIONS OF
CENTRAL GEORGIA. ANY PRECIP CHANCES HAVE DIMINISHED WITH LOSS OF
DAYTIME HEATING FOR THE OVERNIGHT AND MINOR ADJUSTMENTS WERE MADE
TO TEMP/DEWPT TRENDS. SOME PROGGED DEWPT DEPRESSIONS IN
CONJUNCTION WITH CALM WINDS SUGGEST POSSIBLE PATCHY FOG SLIGHTLY
BEFORE SUNRISE SO HAVE INCLUDED IN WEATHER ELEMENTS. PREVIOUS
DISCUSSION FOLLOWS...

BAKER

PREV DISCUSSION... /ISSUED 814 PM EDT TUE SEP 1 2015/

SHORT TERM /TONIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT/...
CURRENT RADAR LOOP SHOWS SOME SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS SOUTH
GA AND FLORIDA AS A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM SPINS JUST OFF THE GULF
COAST OF FL. WE CURRENTLY DO NOT HAVE ANY PRECIP IN OUR CWA BUT
MOISTURE IS INCREASING SO WILL BE INCREASING POPS ESPECIALLY
ACROSS CENTRAL GA WEDNESDAY. MAIN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE IS CENTERED
JUST OFF THE ATLANTIC COAST OF FL AND IS STILL HELPING TO KEEP
PRECIP TO A MINIMUM AT LEAST IN THE SHORT TERM. THERE IS STILL A
DECENT AMOUNT OF LOW LEVEL MOISTURE IN PLACE BUT OVERALL
INSTABILITY LOOKS TO BE LACKING. THE WEAK SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE
HAS ALSO BUILD INTO THE AREA AND IS KIND OF SETTING UP LIKE A WEAK
WEDGE. LIGHT EASTERLY FLOW AND MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES ALL DAY ACROSS
THE STATE ARE CLASSIC SIGNS OF A WEDGE. HIGH TEMPS EXPECTED TO BE
RIGHT AT OR SLIGHTLY ABOVE SEASONAL NORMS WEDNESDAY WITH LOWS IN
THE 60S AND 70S.

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LONG TERM /THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/...
ONLY A SLIGHT CHANCE POPS FOR TSTMS ON THU AFTERNOON WITH NO REAL
FOCUS FOR CONVECTIVE DEVELOPMENT IN THE CWA. A BIT MORE COVERAGE
IS POSSIBLE ON FRIDAY WITH MORE INFLUENCE FROM AN UPPER LEVEL
DISTURBANCE TO OUR WEST...ESPECIALLY ACCORDING TO THE ECMWF.
TEMPERATURES BOTH THURSDAY AND FRIDAY WILL BE WARM WITH AFTERNOON
HIGH TEMPS IN THE UPPER 80S TO LOWER 90S ACROSS THE FORECAST AREA.

THE BIGGEST CHANGE IN THE WEATHER PATTERN FOR THE LONG TERM WILL

BE THE WEDGE THAT WILL PUSH DOWN THE APPALACHIANS INTO OUR AREA
FOR THE WEEKEND. SATURDAY LOOKS TO BE THE WETTEST DAY AS THE
BACKDOOR FRONT MOVES IN WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS WHICH LINGER INTO SUNDAY. TEMPS WILL BE HELD
DOWN...RANGING FROM THE UPPER 70S INTO THE MID 80S FOR HIGHS WITH
ABUNDANT CLOUD COVER AND MORE PRECIP COVERAGE. THIS PATTERN SHOULD
BEGIN TO BREAK DOWN BY EARLY NEXT WEEK AS THE SURFACE HIGH
PRESSURE IN THE NORTHEAST SHIFTS FURTHER EAST INTO THE ATLANTIC.

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&&

.AVIATION...
06Z UPDATE...
VFR CONDITIONS EXPECTED...EXCEPT FOR PATCHY TO AREAS OF MVFR FOG
DURING THE EARLY MORNING TIL 13Z. SCT-BKN 3500-6000 FT CU EXPECTED
WITH VARYING HIGH LEVEL CLOUDS DURING THE DAY WEDNESDAY. WINDS
CALM OVERNIGHT BECOMING VARIABLE OR NW AROUND 5 KTS DURING THE
DAY.

//ATL CONFIDENCE...06Z UPDATE...
MEDIUM CONFIDENCE ON ANY CEILINGS AND WIND DIRECTION.
HIGH CONFIDENCE ALL OTHER ELEMENTS.

BDL

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
ATHENS          90  71  91  71 /  10  10  20  10
ATLANTA         90  73  90  72 /  10  10  20  10
BLAIRSVILLE     85  65  85  64 /  30  20  20  20
CARTERSVILLE    90  69  90  69 /  10  10  20  10
COLUMBUS        91  73  92  74 /  20  10  20  10
GAINESVILLE     89  71  89  71 /  10  10  20  20
MACON           91  72  91  72 /  20  10  20  10
ROME            90  69  90  69 /  10  10  20  10
PEACHTREE CITY  90  70  90  70 /  10  10  20  10
VIDALIA         91  73  93  73 /  40  20  20  20

&&

.FFC WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NONE.
&&

$$

SHORT TERM...BDL
LONG TERM....RW
AVIATION...BDL


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