Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 6:11AM||Sunset 8:34PM||Tuesday July 14, 2020 4:09 PM EDT (20:09 UTC)||Moonrise 12:39AM||Moonset 2:04PM||Illumination 30%|
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Area Discussion for - Raleigh, NC  (on/off)  Help NOTE: mouseover dotted underlined text for definition
FXUS62 KRAH 142000 AFDRAH
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION National Weather Service Raleigh NC 400 PM EDT Tue Jul 14 2020
High pressure aloft will remain over NC through the end of the week.
NEAR TERM /TODAY AND TONIGHT/. As of 127 PM Tuesday .
Aside from a few isolated light showers that may pop up across the Piedmont and drift to the southeast this afternoon, we are in a fair weather pattern now on the back side of the trough moving off the East Coast. Given the relatively lower coverage of clouds and showers (compared to previous days), and dry N-NW flow, the main wx story for the rest of this afternoon will be the heat. Then this evening, any lingering isolated shower activity will quickly wind down after sunset, leaving the rest of the night mostly clear to partly cloudy. Lows tonight should range from 65-70 NW-N into the lower 70s SE.
SHORT TERM /WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT/. As of 127 PM Tuesday .
Heat will continue to be the main wx story for Wednesday with afternoon high temps in the lower to mid 90s and heat index values a couple deg either side of 100 . all thanks in part to a mid level ridge becoming settled over our area. While we can never rule out a few stray diurnal showers anywhere along the Piedmont this time of year, overall PoPs will be well below climo. Lows Wednesday night with mostly clear skies in the upper 60s to mid 70s.
LONG TERM /THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/. As of 400 PM Tuesday .
The center of a strong upper level ridge will begin to move west of the area on Thursday, and especially by Friday into the weekend, resulting in increasing shower and storm chances during this time. The highest moisture, and thus best chance for convection, on Thursday and Friday will be across the NW Piedmont, before chances increase to above-normal climo across all of central NC from the weekend into early next week. However, models show a surface lee trough setting up by the weekend, which means the best chance for precipitation may still remain across the NW Piedmont. The flow aloft looks very weak through the period, and no significant frontal passages are expected. Therefore, as is typical this time of year, the showers and storms will be mostly driven by diurnal heating, with the best chances in the afternoon and evening each day.
As for temperatures, they will remain relatively constant through the period in the low-to-mid 90s, which is slightly above normal. Dew points will increase from upper-60s to low-70s on Thursday and Friday to low-to-mid 70s from the weekend into early next week as high pressure builds offshore, resulting in an increasingly moist return flow. Thus heat indices will range from the upper-90s to low- 100s each day, highest in southern and eastern zones.
AVIATION /18Z TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY/. As of 127 PM Tuesday .
Through 18Z Wednesday . VFR conditions are expected over central NC through the TAF period, thanks to ridging aloft. The possible exceptions to this may include very localized sub-3K ft cigs invof of any isolated showers that occur this afternoon and evening, as well as some patchy ground fog around KRWI and KFAY around 10-12z. Both of these will be very localized and brief. Sfc winds will be light and variable.
After 18Z Wednesday: VFR conditions are expected through most of this forecast period given a persistence forecast.
RAH WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. None.
SYNOPSIS . np NEAR TERM . np SHORT TERM . np LONG TERM . Danco AVIATION . np
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|Sanford, Sanford-Lee County Regional Airport, NC||3 mi||75 min||N 0||10.00 mi||Mostly Cloudy||89°F||70°F||54%||1015.6 hPa|
|Raleigh / Durham, Raleigh-Durham International Airport, NC||24 mi||79 min||ESE 3||10.00 mi||Partly Cloudy||90°F||66°F||47%||1014.9 hPa|
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