Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS62 KFFC 211925
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Peachtree City GA
325 PM EDT Sat Sep 21 2019


.SHORT TERM /Tonight through Sunday Night/...

Quiet weather continues in the short-term forecast period as weak
upper ridging and weakening surface ridging persist across the
region. Low-level moisture slowly increasing and temperatures slowly
edging upward as well, but remain at least slightly more seasonal
over the next 36 hours than we have seen through the first half of
the month.

20


.LONG TERM /Monday through Saturday/...

Fcst period begins with an elongating front and weakening moisture
field sagging southward from the TN valley into north GA late
Monday. Models continue to indicate a lack of any associated
instability so have only some slight limited pops for isolated
showers in the NW CWA. Front orients itself farther southward into
portions of central GA for Tuesday and with some low conditional
instability, have slight chance pops for isolated showers or storms
in west central GA. Wednesday continues to have a tad more coverage
of slight pops in south and west portions of the area as we get a
little more moisture return with zonal flow transition. H5 ridge
looks to amplify back across the region for the end of the week into
next weekend so expect dry and abnormally warm temps, which could
very well flirt with or break some records for late September.

Baker


&&


.AVIATION...
18Z Update...

VFR conditions are expected to predominate across the forecast area
through the majority of the forecast period. Will see some areas of
MVFR or lower visibilities, and possibly ceilings, developing across
eastern and southern portions of the forecast area. May see some
impacts at the KAHN and KMCN TAF sites, but no impacts expected at
the remaining sites. Winds will be somewhat variable in direction at
times but should highly favor east to southeast. Wind speeds 5-10kt
through 00Z, diminishing some overnight, generally 4kt or less.

//ATL Confidence...18Z Update...

Low concerning the extent and levels for low clouds/fog potential
across eastern and southern portions of the forecast area. High
otherwise.

20

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Athens          60  87  61  90 /   0   0   0   0
Atlanta         64  87  65  90 /   0   0   0   0
Blairsville     52  82  56  83 /   0   0   0  10
Cartersville    59  88  60  91 /   0   0   0  10
Columbus        66  89  65  93 /   0   0   5   0
Gainesville     61  86  62  89 /   0   0   0   5
Macon           62  87  63  91 /   0   0   5   0
Rome            58  89  60  91 /   0   0   0  10
Peachtree City  59  88  61  91 /   0   0   0   0
Vidalia         64  89  64  92 /   0   0   5   0

&&

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

$$

SHORT TERM...20
LONG TERM....Baker
AVIATION...20



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