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000 FXUS61 KPBZ 252120 AFDPBZ Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Pittsburgh PA 520 PM EDT Fri May 25 2018 .SYNOPSIS... High pressure will maintain dry weather and warm temperatures today. The threat for showers and storms returns this weekend. && .NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 AM SATURDAY MORNING/...
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No changes were needed for the eve update. Previous... Dewpoints have shot up today with increased moisture out of the south but despite the low level moisture surge increasing instability...the ridge axis currently transitioning over the area should keep a lid on convection today. Highest probability is south and east of Pittsburgh, but opted to not mention in the forecast with the latest update as chances look too low. Latest guidance has pushed back timing of the next shortwave approaching from west so have kept a dry forecast in place overnight. Lows will be well above averages with increasing cloud coverage.
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&& .SHORT TERM /6 AM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY/... Scattered showers and thunderstorms expected on Saturday as a shortwave crosses and triggers convection...increasing in coverage during peak heating in the afternoon/evening. Temperatures will continue to be well above average. More of the same expected on Sunday with little change in the overall pattern or forecast for Sunday. && .LONG TERM /SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY/... Hot and humid conditions with diurnally supported convection will persist through the extended with the best chance of organized precipitation later in the week. Only minor adjustments were made...with PoPs lowered on Monday (but not removed) as there looks to be a better cap on convection. && .AVIATION /21Z FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...
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High pres will maintain general VFR until an advancing trough spawns scattered convection on Saturday aftn. OUTLOOK... General VFR can be expected into midweek outside of isolated to scattered convection.
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&& .PBZ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... MD...None. OH...None. PA...None. WV...None. && $$

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