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FXUS62 KTAE 130114

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Tallahassee FL
914 PM EDT Sat Jun 12 2021


Overall convection has diminished this evening after a few
reports of downed trees and powerlines from this afternoon`s
storms. Showers and thunderstorms will remain in the forecast
through the overnight hours with PoPs around 45 percent and are
expected to develop again tomorrow.



.NEAR TERM [Through Sunday]...

Largest concerns through the remainder of today will be strong
thunderstorm wind gusts due to a combination of strong instability
and dry air in the upper levels above 600mb as an upper level trough
drops southeast into the area. This meteorological setup can lead to
enhanced microbursts in any thunderstorms, and we`ve already seen a
few storms with winds near 40-50 mph earlier this afternoon. With
mid-level flow expected to be elevated as a trough drops into the
area, some storm organization is possible with 20-30 knots of
shear anticipated to develop. Hail is also possible given the
strong instability. While flooding prospects look low, we`ll need
to monitor for any training of storms depending on how outflow
boundaries from these storms become oriented through the remainder
of the evening.

Storm coverage should lessen after midnight and push offshore as the
trough continues pushing south. However, another round is likely to
develop again on Sunday afternoon as cooler upper level temperatures
in association with center of the upper level trough move over the
area. Plenty of instability is expected to remain in place, though
with prevailing flow out of the north again on Sunday, expecting
storm coverage to be a little bit less across our AL/GA counties and
more focused across the FL Panhandle and Big Bend. Similar threats
in thunderstorms, strong wind gusts, and perhaps some hail, are
expected again tomorrow given the slightly cooler and drier mid-
level conditions.

.SHORT TERM [Sunday Night Through Monday Night]...

The upper level trough will continue to meander over the southeast
US as the upper level pattern over the US becomes increasingly
amplified. Drier mid-level air will slowly attempt to filter into
our northern zones by Monday afternoon, but with plenty of lower
level moisture in place, and convergence along the seabreeze,
scattered showers and storms are expected again on Monday
afternoon into Monday evening.

.LONG TERM [Tuesday Through Saturday]...

There are lots of question marks through the long term period as
the pattern becomes more amplified. The upper level trough that
brought widespread showers and thunderstorms over the weekend
will begin to lift out as a strong trough moves through the
eastern portions of the US. Drier northwest flow is likely to
prevail through the middle of the week, but isolated showers and
storms can`t be ruled out along our coastal locations and slightly
inland, especially if the initial upper level low moves out
slower than forecast.

Northwest flow will potentially weaken by the end of the weak as
our eyes start to turn to the tropics. The National Hurricane
Center is currently giving an area of disturbed weather across the
southwest Gulf a 40% chance to develop in the next 5 days. While
it is much too soon to determine the specific and detailed
evolution of this area of low pressure, ensemble guidance does
support the possibility for this disturbed weather moving north into
the central or western portions of the Gulf of Mexico next week.
What happens then is anyone`s guess, but with our area likely
being on the east side of this disturbed weather, shower and
thunderstorm chances could increase late next week, along with
potentially rough seas for any folks with activities on the water.
Regardless of development, it`s a reminder that we are in our
hurricane season and it`s never a bad time to check on your
hurricane kits and readiness plans.

[Through 00Z Monday]

Scattered thunderstorms are expected to impact the ECP and VLD
TAFs sites over the next few hours and along the periphery of ABY.
Convection should decrease in the next 2-3 hours with additional
storms expected again tomorrow. Brief periods of IFR to MVFR
conditions cannot be ruled out tomorrow morning generally from ABY
to VLD, however chances are on the lower side.


Elevated winds and seas expected through the next few days along
with daily chances for showers and storms, especially in the
evening and early morning hours as storms move off the land. Some
reduction in winds and seas, and rain chances, possible in the
middle of the week.


Low fire weather concerns anticipated the next few days as wet
conditions will remain in place over the region.


There are no widespread flooding concerns expected for the next
several days. However, with a fairly high coverage of showers and
thunderstorms expected through this weekend, localized pockets of
heavy rain are likely. We cannot rule out brief flooding in urban
and poor drainage areas with the heavier storms.


Spotter activation is not requested. However, spotters are always
encouraged to safely report significant weather conditions when they
occur (while following all local, state, and CDC guidelines) by
calling the office or tweeting us @NWSTallahassee.



Tallahassee   74  94  71  93  72 /  60  70  30  40  20
Panama City   75  90  75  90  76 /  50  50  30  40  20
Dothan        72  91  72  91  72 /  60  50  20  40  10
Albany        73  92  71  94  73 /  60  50  20  40  20
Valdosta      71  91  70  91  71 /  60  70  30  40  20
Cross City    76  90  71  89  72 /  50  70  50  50  30
Apalachicola  76  89  75  87  76 /  50  50  40  30  30


FL...High Rip Current Risk until midnight EDT /11 PM CDT/ tonight for
     Coastal Bay-Coastal Gulf-South Walton.



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