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FXUS61 KPBZ 171447
AFDPBZ

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA
1047 AM EDT TUE MAR 17 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
COOLER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK IN THE
WAKE OF A COLD FRONT. 

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/...
THE COLD FRONT HAS PUSHED SOUTH OUT OF THE AREA. CLOUD COVER IS
EXPECTED TO CONTINUE INTO THE AFTERNOON BEFORE DRIER AIR AND
SURFACE RIDGING BRING PARTIAL CLEARING. EXPECT STEADY OR SLOWLY
FALLING TEMPERATURES THROUGH THE AFTERNOON IN COLD ADVECTION. 

&&

.SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY/...
HIGH PRESSURE IS EXPECTED TO BUILD IN WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY
PROVIDING DRY CONDITIONS. TEMPERATURES WERE FORECAST WITH A MIX
OF MOS AND SREF...WHICH ARE WILL AVERAGE BELOW THE SEASONAL
LEVELS.

&&

.LONG TERM /THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY/...
MODELS CONTINUE TO WOBBLE AND STRUGGLE TO FIND A CONSISTENT RUN TO
RUN SOLUTION FOR ENERGY THAT WILL CROSS THE SOUTHEASTERN AND MID-
ATLANTIC STATES THURSDAY NIGHT AND FRIDAY. LOW CONFIDENCE FOR THIS
PORTION OF THE LONG TERM. WEEKEND LOOKS MAIN DRY...WITH A BRIEF
WARM UP ON SATURDAY.

&&

.AVIATION /15Z TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/...
MVFR CIGS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE BEHIND A DEPARTING COLD
FRONT...WITH OCCASIONAL IFR POSSIBLE THIS MORNING AT DUJ AND FKL.
CU RULE AND MODELS SHOW CIGS CONTINUING INTO MID AFTERNOON BEFORE
DRIER AIR BEGINS TO SCATTER OUT THE CLOUDS...WITH VFR RETURNING
AND CONTINUING THROUGH TONIGHT. GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS ARE ALSO
EXPECTED UNTIL MIXING DIMINISHES AROUND SUNSET.

.OUTLOOK.../WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY/...
SOME RESTRICTIONS ARE POSSIBLE SOUTH OF PIT FRIDAY AS LOW PRESSURE
TRACKS TO OUR SOUTH.

&&

.PBZ WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
MD...NONE.
OH...NONE.
PA...NONE.
WV...NONE.

&&

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