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411 FXUS61 KOKX 260544 AFDOKX Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service New York NY 144 AM EDT Thu Apr 26 2018 .SYNOPSIS... Low pressure passes to the north of the area, with a trailing cold front also passing through. The low will move into New England today. Another low will move through on Friday, followed by a cold frontal passage late Saturday. High pressure will then be in control early to mid next week. && .NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM THIS MORNING/... Scattered shower coverage noted on radar, and coverage should decrease early this morning before ending by 6 am. Areas of fog will scour out as winds turn toward the west behind the low and front. Fcst low temps tonight are on the warmer side of the MOS envelope, in the upper 40s and lower 50s. && .SHORT TERM /6 AM THIS MORNING THROUGH 6 PM FRIDAY/... Gusty WNW flow expected along with mostly sunny skies for the most part after the mid level shortwave passes through. A closed mid level low passing just to the north may help provide enough lift for sct-bkn Cu development in the afternoon, more so inland. With downslope flow and mixing to between 875-850 mb expect high temps to approach 70 in NE NJ and rise well into the 60s most elsewhere. Thu night should start mostly clear, then become mostly cloudy overnight as another low begins to approach from the SW. Low temps should be in the 40s and lower 50s per MOS blend. && .LONG TERM /FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY/... Models in good agreement with the closed low over the central Plains tracking eastward through the deep South on Thursday. This then lifts north toward the region Friday ahead of the next northern stream trough digging into the Mississippi River Valley on Thursday. At the surface, associated low pressure lifts northeast towards the region on Friday. This is a progressive system, with what looks like a quick hit of moderate rain (1/4 to 3/4 inch, locally 1 inch). Still uncertainty on where the axis of the heaviest rain will be, due to differences in track of low pressure and consequently placement of best lift/instability axis. Models then in general agreement with partial phasing of the southern energy and digging northern stream trough to develop a deep trough over the Great lakes into the NE US this weekend. Some spread in intensity/amplitude of this trough, but general consensus on its axis moving through Sunday. At the surface, an associated cold front moves through late Sat/Sat evening, with a couple of weak troughs moving through Sunday. Seasonable temps on Saturday in waa ahead of the front, dropping back down to a few degrees below seasonable on Sunday with cold pool and instability cloud cover. In its wake, deep layered ridging builds in for early next week, with potential for unseasonable warmth by midweek as ridging takes a Bermuda position. Temps moderate to seasonable on Monday and then above seasonable on Tuesday. Potential for the first real warm spell of the season mid to late week, with high temps in the 80s for NYC/NJ metro and Interior, and well into the 70s along the coast. && .AVIATION /06Z THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY/...
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A cold front passes through this morning with low pressure tracking to the Canadian Maritimes by Thursday evening. IFR or less through at least 08Z. Light rain/drizzle continues through then, with some pockets of moderate rain possible. Outside of times when areas receive moderate rain, expect widespread VLIFR fog across most, if not all terminals except KSWF. Conditions should improve to MVFR 8-11Z from W to E, then to VFR from 10-13Z from W to E as well. Light and variable winds become W-WNW 8-11Z from W to E. Wind speeds increase to 10-15KT during the morning push, with gusts of 15-20KT developing towards the end of the morning push. Winds back to the WSW-SW at KJFK and KISP Thursday afternoon, remaining W to WNW elsewhere. Wind gusts should abate late Thursday afternoon/early Thursday evening. .OUTLOOK FOR 06Z FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY... .Thursday night...VFR. .Friday...MVFR or lower possible in rain. .Friday night-Saturday night. MVFR possible in isolated- scattered showers, otherwise VFR. .Sunday-Monday...VFR. W-NW winds G15-25KT possible.
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&& .MARINE... SCA remains in effect for the ocean for elevated seas. Marine dense fog advy remains in effect for a few more hours. Cold fropa will shift winds to the W-NW and quickly scour out the fog early this morning. SCA seas likely continue on the ocean waters into Saturday night, possibly lingering into Sunday, due to lingering SE swells from the mid week system, and then added contribution of wind waves and southerly swells from a quick moving low on Friday and winds ahead and behind cold frontal passage Sat eve. Marginal SCA winds possible, mainly eastern waters Friday aft/eve on the eastern flank of low pressure. && .HYDROLOGY... Dry weather returns today. QPF 1/4 to 3/4 inch possible Friday with a quick moving low. No hydrologic issues anticipated. && .EQUIPMENT... NYC NOAA Weather Radio Station KWO-35 (162.55 MHz) remains off the air. && .OKX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... CT...None. NY...None. NJ...None. MARINE...Dense Fog Advisory until 6 AM EDT early this morning for ANZ330-335-338-340-345-350-353-355. Small Craft Advisory until 6 AM EDT Friday for ANZ350-353-355. && $$ SYNOPSIS...Goodman/NV NEAR TERM...JC/Goodman/PW SHORT TERM...Goodman LONG TERM...NV AVIATION...CB/Maloit MARINE...Goodman/NV/PW HYDROLOGY...Goodman/NV EQUIPMENT... is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.