Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS62 KFFC 271937
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Peachtree City GA
237 PM EST Sat Feb 27 2021


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

Much of north GA remains in a wedge this afternoon as a warm front
struggles to push north from central GA. Remnants of the wedge could
last into the evening with clouds slow to dissipate over portions of
the north. Have tried to adjust max temperatures down a few degrees
for northeast but some clearing could push temperatures up quickly
by late afternoon. Otherwise by Sunday it looks like the remnants of
the boundary should push into southern TN. Pops will remain confined
to Atlanta to Athens and north through Sunday. With the upper flow
continuing from the southwest...another wave looks like it may
affect us by Sunday night. Pops increase to likely across much of
north GA by Sunday night as the next short wave moves along the
frontal boundary into the southern Appalachians. Have continued with
a mention of thunderstorms for Sunday afternoon/night as there is
expected to be some minimal instability.

41


.LONG TERM /Monday through Saturday/...

The long term picks up with a cut off low in the CONUS SW pushing
the remains of the weekends stationary front south and east out of
the area. This comes with a round of area wide precip for Monday
although QPF totals will be on the lighter side with 0.5 inches or
less for most of the CWA. Up to an inch is possible in far NW GA.

Kept chance of pops in for Tuesday morning, though it looks like
things will likely clear out temporarily until the cut-off low
finally pushes through on Tuesday night and through the day on
Wednesday. The models have finally reached an agreement and are now
a little more in phase with each other for next week. Once
Wednesday`s system moves out, it should be a pleasant few spring
days before the next system approaches Friday into Saturday.

Temps on average will be near seasonal for late February and early
March with highs in the upper 50s to mid 60s for most of the week
area wide. Overnight lows will likely be higher than seasonal; in
the mid to upper 40s.

Vaughn


&&

.AVIATION... 18Z Update... The wedge across north GA remains in
place but should gradually break down through this evening. Low
ceilings and visibilities will continue to improve to MVFR/VFR by
late afternoon but should lower to IFR again after 06z. Southeast
winds at 4-8 kts will continue...but could shift temporarily to
southwest. Winds light and variable overnight becoming southwest 8
to 10kts after 12z Sunday.

//ATL Confidence...18Z Update...
Medium confidence on all elements.

41

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Athens          54  78  60  64 /  10  20  50  70
Atlanta         58  77  59  62 /  10  20  80  70
Blairsville     54  70  52  55 /  30  50  90  80
Cartersville    57  77  55  59 /  20  40  80  70
Columbus        60  80  63  68 /  10  10  40  60
Gainesville     54  75  57  61 /  20  30  80  70
Macon           57  81  63  71 /   5  10  30  60
Rome            58  77  56  59 /  20  40  90  80
Peachtree City  58  78  59  63 /  10  20  70  60
Vidalia         62  82  64  75 /  10  10  20  60

&&

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

$$

SHORT TERM...41
LONG TERM....Vaughn
AVIATION...41


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