Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service New Orleans LA
429 AM CDT Wed Mar 20 2019

.SHORT TERM...
A slight deflection in wind direction ahead of the next dry cold
front expected to move through tonight. Winds to become light and
variable Friday then perdominantly SE by Saturday ahead of the
next cold front. This will cause vertical moisture content to
increase through the weekend into the first of next week. This
front should be capable of producing sh/ts along and ahead of the
frontal axis. The front should clear the area by Tuesday, but this
is quite a ways out so confidence on a clean push through the area
is in question as is the amount and strength of thundestorm
activity associated.

&&

.AVIATION...All terminals currently have VFR conditions and will
prevail for the whole forecast period.  -BL

&&

.MARINE...High pressure continues to hold across our area. Another
weak cold front will come through Wednesday evening to overnight.
The winds will shift slightly and speeds will also bump up a little
tomorrow due to a tightening pressure gradient from a deepening low
moving eastward towards the Great Lakes but should ease again later
tomorrow night. -BL

&&

.DECISION SUPPORT...
DSS code: Blue.
Deployed: None.
Activation: None.
Activities: River Flood Warnings

Decision Support Services (DSS) Code Legend
Green = No weather impacts that require action.
Blue =  Long-fused watch, warning, or advisory in effect or high
        visibility event; Marginal risk severe or excessive rain.
Yellow = Heightened impacts with short-fused watch, warning or advisory
         issuances; radar support for slight risk severe or excessive rain.
Orange = High Impacts; Enhanced risk severe; nearby tropical
         events; HazMat or other large episodes.
Red =   Full engagement for Moderate to high risk of severe and/or excessive
        rainfall, or direct tropical threats; Events of National Significance.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
MCB  69  44  69  44 /   0   0   0   0
BTR  69  46  70  45 /   0   0   0   0
ASD  70  47  70  47 /   0   0   0   0
MSY  66  50  69  50 /   0   0   0   0
GPT  67  48  68  47 /   0   0   0   0
PQL  70  49  70  47 /   0   0   0   0

&&

.LIX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
LA...None.
GM...None.
MS...None.
GM...None.
&&

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