Area Forecast Discussion
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993 FXUS61 KRLX 221003 AFDRLX Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Charleston WV 603 AM EDT Sun Apr 22 2018 .SYNOPSIS... High pressure today. Upper low Monday through Wednesday. Weak high pressure for the end of the week. && .NEAR TERM /THROUGH TONIGHT/... As of 105 AM Sunday... A high pressure system will control the weather today. However, the right rear of an upper level jet will provide some high clouds. Looking at soundings, expect that dry air will mix to the ground during the afternoon hours. Therefore, will go on the lower side of dewpoints. An approaching upper level low will provide some clouds tonight with chances of showers moving into some of the southern counties late tonight. && .SHORT TERM /MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT/... As of 325 AM Sunday... A showery pattern will be the rule early next week with the approach of an upper level system. Tuesday looks like the wettest of days, though remaining mild throughout. Overall a good setup for folks wanting to put down some grass seed, like myself, and let mother nature do the watering in. && .LONG TERM /THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/... As of 325 AM Sunday... Weak high pressure builds in behind the departing upper level system for Thursday and part of Friday. Thereafter, a cold front will cross with showers and cooler air to follow for the weekend. Just how cool remains uncertain with some disagreement on the models of just how amplified this upper trof will be. && .AVIATION /10Z SUNDAY THROUGH THURSDAY/... As of 105 AM Sunday... VFR expected through the TAF period, although some VFR showers may start moving into southwestern VA by Monday morning. FORECAST CONFIDENCE AND ALTERNATE SCENARIOS THROUGH 12Z MONDAY... FORECAST CONFIDENCE: High. ALTERNATE SCENARIOS: None. EXPERIMENTAL TABLE OF FLIGHT CATEGORY OBJECTIVELY SHOWS CONSISTENCY OF WFO FORECAST TO AVAILABLE MODEL INFORMATION: H = HIGH: TAF CONSISTENT WITH ALL MODELS OR ALL BUT ONE MODEL. M = MEDIUM: TAF HAS VARYING LEVEL OF CONSISTENCY WITH MODELS. L = LOW: TAF INCONSISTENT WITH ALL MODELS OR ALL BUT ONE MODEL. UTC 1HRLY 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 EDT 1HRLY 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 CRW CONSISTENCY H H H H H H H H H H M M HTS CONSISTENCY H H H H H H H H H H M M BKW CONSISTENCY H H H H H H H H H H M M EKN CONSISTENCY H H H H H H H H H H M M PKB CONSISTENCY H H H H H H H H H H M M CKB CONSISTENCY H H H H H H H H H H M M AFTER 12Z MONDAY... IFR conditions possible late Monday afternoon and Monday night under moderate rainfall. && .RLX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... WV...None. OH...None. KY...None. VA...None. && $$ SYNOPSIS...RPY/30 NEAR TERM...RPY SHORT TERM...30 LONG TERM...30 AVIATION...RPY is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.