Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS62 KCAE 221141
AFDCAE

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE COLUMBIA SC
741 AM EDT WED OCT 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
DRY WEATHER WILL CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK.

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.NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/...
TODAY...DRIER AND SLIGHTLY COOLER AIR WILL FILTER INTO THE REGION
BEHIND A COLD FRONT THAT IS NOW OFF THE COAST. EVEN WITH PLENTY OF
SUNSHINE THROUGH THE DAY...TEMPERATURES WILL BE AROUND 10 DEGREES
COOLER THIS AFTERNOON...WITH HIGHS ONLY REACHING THE UPPER 60S TO
LOWER 70S. WINDS THROUGH THE DAY WILL BE GUSTY AT TIMES AS
STRONGER WINDS MIX DOWN TO THE SURFACE.

TONIGHT...WINDS DIMINISH BY SUNSET...BECOMING LIGHT OUT OF THE
NORTH TO NORTHWEST. WITH MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES...A DRY AIRMASS...AND
LIGHT WINDS...GOOD RADIATIONAL COOLING CONDITIONS WILL EXIST
WHICH WILL BRING SOME OF THE COLDER OVERNIGHT TEMPERATURES OF THE
SEASON. READINGS IN THE UPPER 30S TO LOWER 40S WILL BE COMMON BY
SUNRISE.

&&

.SHORT TERM /THURSDAY THROUGH THURSDAY NIGHT/...
UPPER AND SURFACE LOWS TO OUR NE WILL GRADUALLY SHIFT TO THE NE
WHILE WEAK HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS SE INTO OUR REGION. DRY CONDITIONS
WILL CONTINUE. BEST CHANCE FOR LIGHT WINDS AND GOOD RADIATIONAL
COOLING CONDITIONS APPEARS WILL TAKE PLACE THU NT/EARLY FRI
MORNING...WITH PATCHY FROST POSSIBLE IN SOME OF THE NORMALLY
COLDER LOCATIONS.

&&

.LONG TERM /FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/...
UPPER TROUGHINESS TO CONTINUE ALONG THE EAST COAST...PROVIDING A
CONTINUED DRY NW FLOW ALOFT. A WEAK DRY REINFORCING FRONT EXPECTED
TO COME LATE SAT...FOLLOWED BY ANOTHER DRY HIGH PRESSURE AIR MASS
TO BUILD INTO THE REGION SUN INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK.

&&

.AVIATION /11Z WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/...
VFR CONDITIONS EXPECTED THROUGH THE PERIOD.

HIGH PRESSURE WILL BRING CLEAR SKIES TO THE FORECAST AREA AGAIN
TODAY. THE ONLY POSSIBLE ISSUES TAF WISE REVOLVE AROUND THE WINDS
THROUGH THE DAY. LIGHT WINDS AT ISSUANCE TIME ARE EXPECTED TO
BECOME STRONGER AND GUSTY AS THE MORNING INVERSION BREAKS ACROSS
THE REGION. RADAR WIND PROFILES SHOWING 25 KNOTS 1 KFT OFF THE
SURFACE...AND THOSE SHOULD MIX DOWN AS WIND GUSTS AS THE INVERSION
BREAKS. THROUGH THE DAY...WINDS OUT OF THE NORTHWEST AROUND 10
KNOTS...WITH SOME HIGHER GUSTS STILL POSSIBLE...THEN WINDS
DIMINISH TO LIGHT OUT OF THE NORTHWEST BY SUNSET.

.EXTENDED AVIATION OUTLOOK...
NO IMPACTS TO AVIATION EXPECTED.

&&

.CAE WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
SC...NONE.
GA...NONE.

&&

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