Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Binghamton NY
342 PM EDT Fri Apr 20 2018

.SYNOPSIS...
High pressure will build into the region over the weekend
bringing mostly sunny skies and moderating temperatures.

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.NEAR TERM /THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT/...
Low level moisture trapped under a subsidence inversion has kept
the local area under mostly cloudy/cloudy skies. This evening
skies will gradually become mainly clear to partly cloudy with
loss of daytime heating and low level drying. Overnight lows
will range in the middle 20s to around 30.

Saturday/Saturday night...Surface high pressure will gradually
build east over the region during this period. Northwest flow
will keep temperatures still below seasonal normals but
moderation is expected on Saturday due to mostly sunny skies.
Highs on Saturday will range in the middle 40s to around 50.
Lows Saturday night will drop again in the middle 20s to around
30 due to clear skies and light winds.

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.SHORT TERM /SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/...

330 PM Update...

Seasonable and dry weather expected through the short term
period. Weak northwest flow continues on Sunday as a surface
high builds in from the west. Dry and mostly sunny conditions
are expected, with light winds. High temperatures warm into the
50s. Some lower 60s are possible in the Wyoming Valley region
of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Upper level ridge and surface high pressure build over the region
Sunday night and Monday. Good radiational cooling setup will
allow lows to dip into the upper 20s to mid-30s early Monday
morning. Temperatures should recover nicely into the upper 50s
to mid-60s by Monday afternoon under mostly sunny skies. Went
above Superblend guidance for highs both Monday and Tuesday
...closer to the deterministic guidance...as surface winds turn
southerly. High pressure remains in control of our weather
Monday night into Tuesday morning. Clouds begin to increase
from south to north during the afternoon hours on Tuesday as
the next weather system slowly approaches from the Appalachians
/Mid- Atlantic. Temperatures remain mild, with highs in the
upper 50s to mid-60s once again.

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.LONG TERM /TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/...

330 PM Update...

The previously mentioned low pressure system will track up the east
coast bringing clouds and rain showers starting Tuesday night.
Maintained likely pops from the NY/PA border south prior to 12z
Wednesday, and high chance pops further north across Central NY.
Pops were raised to likely areawide on Wednesday (for rain
showers) as guidance has come into better agreement on the
timing of this system. Scattered rain showers may linger into
Wednesday night as the low tracks into New England. Overnight
lows remain mild, mainly in the 40s.

Lower confidence in the forecast for Thursday and Friday.
Guidance is in general agreement that a broad upper level trough
will remain in place over the Eastern US during this period.
However, models disagree on the details during this time
though. The GFS/CMC bring several additional systems quickly
through the area...with periods of rain. Meanwhile, the latest
12z ECMWF brings in some shortwave, subtle ridging to our
forecast area Thursday and Friday...keeping things dry. For now,
used a blend of the latest guidance including the Superblend
and WPC guidance. This gave a chance of rain showers for these
periods. Daytime highs should be mainly in the 50s to around
60s...with overnight lows in the upper 30s to mid-40s.

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.AVIATION /20Z FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...
Low level moisture trapped under a subsidence inversion will
keep low VFR/MVFR ceilings across the TAF sites through this
evening before scattering out. At KITH/KBGM, MVFR ceilings are
forecast through 22Z. Late tonight with weak northwest upslope
flow and lowering inversion, KITH/KBGM may occasionally have
MVFR ceilings between 08Z-12Z. By mid morning Saturday clear
skies are expected.

Northwest winds around 8-12 knots gusting to 20 knots through
22Z. NW winds will diminish to less than 10 kt this evening.
Northwest winds again on Saturday at 8-10 knots.

Outlook...

Saturday night through Tuesday...VFR.

Tuesday night/Wednesday...Restrictions possible in rain showers.

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.BGM WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
PA...None.
NY...None.

&&

$$
SYNOPSIS...RRM
NEAR TERM...RRM
SHORT TERM...MJM
LONG TERM...MJM
AVIATION...RRM


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