Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Atlanta, GA

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FXUS62 KFFC 031720 AAB
AFDFFC

Area Forecast Discussion...Updated
National Weather Service Peachtree City GA
120 PM EDT Fri Apr 3 2020

...18Z Aviation Forecast Discussion...

.PREV DISCUSSION... /Issued 437 AM EDT Fri Apr 3 2020/

SHORT TERM /Today through Saturday/...

Benign weather expected through short term period.  Models are in
good agreement showing upper level ridging and surface high pressure
will prevail today and tomorrow.  As the ridging starts to flatten
and the surface high shifts east on Saturday increased clouds will
start to filter into the area, otherwise expect mostly clear
skies. Temperatures will continue above normal through the
period.

Atwell

LONG TERM /Saturday Night through Thursday/...

Fcst period characterized by a more active pattern of various weak
impulses and enhanced moisture advecting across the area along
broad NW to zonal flow to allow for slight to chance pops most
days (driest on Sunday). While no strong forcing is indicated in
the model solutions, the best consensus with greater moisture
present exists with a disturbance on Tuesday so have greater
chance to likely pops. QPF has trended quite a bit lower across
north GA, so now looking like most locations getting close to a
half inch with this system, and less with any other weak waves
through the week. Enough progged conditional instability present
to include general slight to chance thunderstorm mention.

Above normal temps thru period though coolest day looks to be
Tuesday given aforementioned increased precip potential.

Baker

&&

.AVIATION...
18Z Update...

VFR conditions expected through the forecast period. Winds will be
light and somewhat variable in direction, although favoring west to
northwest, through the overnight period, becoming northeast to east
4-8kt by 15Z.

//ATL Confidence...18Z Update...

High confidence all elements.

20

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Athens          75  50  75  53 /   0   5   0   5
Atlanta         74  53  75  55 /   0   5   5  10
Blairsville     71  46  71  49 /   0   5   5  10
Cartersville    73  48  76  52 /   0  10   5  10
Columbus        79  54  81  58 /   0   5   0  10
Gainesville     73  50  73  53 /   0   5   5  10
Macon           77  52  79  55 /   0   5   0   5
Rome            74  49  76  52 /   0  10   5  10
Peachtree City  76  51  78  55 /   0   5   0  10
Vidalia         77  54  80  56 /   0   0   0   5

&&

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

$$

SHORT TERM...Atwell
LONG TERM....Baker
AVIATION...Atwell



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