Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Huntsville, AL

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FXUS64 KHUN 201719 AAC
AFDHUN

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL
1219 PM CDT SUN APR 20 2014

.UPDATE...
FOR 18Z TAFS

&&

.DISCUSSION...
/ISSUED 1028 AM CDT SUN APR 20 2014/
AT LEAST FOR THE TENNESSEE VALLEY...EASTER 2014 IS STARTING OFF
WITH MIGHTY FINE WEATHER. SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE SPRAWLED OVER THE
ST LAWRENCE SEAWAY EXERTED ITS INFLUENCE SW TO THE DEEP SOUTH AND
TENNESSEE VALLEY. THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM THAT BROUGHT CLOUDS
(MAINLY ACROSS AREAS EAST OF I-65) AND LIGHT RAIN ACROSS PARTS OF
EASTERN DEKALB/JACKSON COUNTIES YESTERDAY AFTERNOON...HAS FINALLY
MOVED OFF OF THE COASTAL CAROLINAS. ANOTHER SYSTEM THAT BROUGHT A
BOUT OF MUCH NEEDED RAINFALL ACROSS PARTS OF THE PARCHED SOUTHERN
PLAINS CONTINUED TO SLOWLY FORM ACROSS THAT REGION. A CLOUD SHIELD
ASSOCIATED WITH THIS SYSTEM WAS GRADUALLY MOVING TO THE EAST. PER
THE VISIBLE SATELLITE VIEW...THE EASTERN EXTENT OF THE CLOUDS WAS
GENERALLY WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER...WITH ONLY THIN HIGH
CLOUDS MOVING TOWARD NW ALABAMA.

AS SUCH...LEANED TO A SLOWER INCREASE IN CLOUDS TILL LATER THIS
AFTERNOON AND ESPECIALLY EVENING AS EFFECTS FROM THE WESTERN SYSTEM
NEAR. THE DELAY IN CLOUDS SHOULD RESULT IN WARM MID APRIL CONDITIONS
WITH HIGHS WARMING INTO THE MID/UPPER 70S. NO CHANGES WERE MADE TO
HIGHS THIS AFTERNOON...BUT A SPOT OR TWO REACHING 80 IS POSSIBLE.
NORMAL HIGHS THIS TIME OF YEAR ARE 75 HERE AND MUSCLE SHOALS.
UPDATES FOR THE REST OF THE DAY HAVE BEEN SENT.

RSB

&&

.AVIATION...
FOR 18Z TAFS...
VFR WEATHER IS FORECAST THROUGH THE PERIOD. WINDS TODAY AND
TONIGHT SHOULD REMAIN LIGHT/VARIABLE...BUT TAKE ON A SE TREND
DURING THE OVERNIGHT. WINDS ON MON WILL BE FROM THE SE-S 5-10KT.
CLOUD COVER SHOULD SLOWLY INCREASE TONIGHT AND ON MON...AS A
SYSTEM TO THE WEST APPROACHES THE AREA.

RSB

&&

.HUN WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
AL...NONE.
TN...NONE.
&&

$$

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