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FXUS61 KPBZ 241432
AFDPBZ

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PITTSBURGH PA
1032 AM EDT THU APR 24 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL KEEP CONDITIONS DRY AND SEASONABLE TODAY. A
COLD FRONT WILL BRING ANOTHER ROUND OF SHOWERS FRIDAY.

&&

.NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/...
MADE ONLY SLIGHT ADJUSTMENTS TO THE FORECAST THROUGH THE REST OF
THE DAY AS HIGH CLOUDS WILL EXPAND EASTWARD WITH THE ADVANCING
WARM FRONT. WITH FILTERED SUNSHINE EXPECTED...HIGH TEMPERATURES
SHOULD STILL REACH CLOSE TO SEASONAL AVERAGES TODAY. WITH HIGH
PRESSURE REMAINING IN PLACE...VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITYS ARE
EXPECTED. HOWEVER...WITH LIGHT WIND UNDER 10KTS...OVERALL FIRE
WEATHER CONCERN IS LOW.

&&

.SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH SATURDAY/...
MODELS ARE COMING INTO BETTER AGREEMENT FOR FRIDAYS SYSTEM AND NOW
SHOW A STRONGER SHORTWAVE AND A DEEPER SURFACE REFLECTION. THESE
FACTORS HAVE ALSO CAUSED A SLOWING OF THE SYSTEMS EASTWARD
MOVEMENT...PROMPTING THE PUSHING BACK OF THE ONSET OF SHOWERS.
BECAUSE THE SYSTEM HAS SLOWED...PASSAGE WILL BE MAINLY IN THE
AFTERNOON. THIS HAS CAUSED SOME CONCERN WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF
THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPMENT ALONG THE LEADING EDGE OF THE SURFACE
FRONT. MODELS ARE NOW SHOWING A DESTABILIZATION OF THE ATMOSPHERE
AND NORTHWARD PUSH OF HIGHER SFC TDS. FOR NOW...WILL LEAVE OUT
MENTION OF THUNDER...BUT THIS WILL NEED TO BE REVISITED IN FUTURE
FORECASTS.

SYSTEM WILL CLEAR THE AREA FRIDAY EVENING. BRINGING AN END TO THE
SHOWERS. 

WILL NEED TO KEEP IN A MENTION OF SHOWERS LATER FRIDAY NIGHT AS
ANOTHER SHORTWAVE TROUGH CROSSES THE AREA. 

WILL ALSO KEEP IN SCHC TO CHC POPS ON SATURDAY AS A SECONDARY COLD
FRONT CROSSES THE AREA. NOT A GREAT DEAL OF MOISTURE OR UPPER
LEVEL SUPPORT WITH THIS BOUNDARY...BUT COLDER AIR ALOFT MAY
CONTRIBUTE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF SCATTERED SHOWERS.

&&

.LONG TERM /SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY/...
WHILE THE SECOND HALF OF THE WEEKEND WILL BE DRY...THE WORK WEEK IS 
EXPECTED TO BE WET. HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE WILL MOVE EAST SUNDAY INTO 
SUNDAY NIGHT. THE UPPER LEVEL PATTERN IS THEN EXPECTED TO BE QUITE 
STAGNANT. AN UPPER LEVEL LOW OVER NEBRASKA MONDAY MORNING WILL ONLY 
DRIFT AS FAR EAST AS ILLINOIS BY THURSDAY MORNING. THE ASSOCIATED 
SURFACE LOW WILL SIMILARLY MAKE A LACK OF EASTWARD PROGRESS. 
ALTHOUGH THE ENTIRE WEEK SHOULD NOT BE A WASHOUT WITH CONTINUOUS 
RAIN FOR FOUR DAYS...THE PATTERN IS EXPECTED TO BRING INTERMITTENT 
SHOWERS AND BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES.

&&

.AVIATION /15Z THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY/...
HIGH PRES WL MAINTAIN VFR AND LGT SFC WIND TDA. SHWR AND RESTRICTION 
POTENTIAL WL INCRS ON FRIDAY WITH THE APCH OF A CDFNT.

.OUTLOOK.../FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH MONDAY/...
RESTRICTIONS ARE POSSIBLE INTO SATURDAY TO THE N OF I 70 AS COOL
NW FLOW ENSUES IN THE WAKE OF FRIDAYS FRONTAL PASSAGE.

&&

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

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