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|Sunrise 7:17AM||Sunset 7:36PM||Friday September 18, 2020 6:33 PM EDT (22:33 UTC)||Moonrise 7:32AM||Moonset 7:48PM||Illumination 3%|
7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Middles, KYHourly EDIT Help
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION National Weather Service Jackson KY 422 PM EDT Fri Sep 18 2020
SHORT TERM. (This evening through Saturday night) Issued at 337 PM EDT FRI SEP 18 2020
A fairly benign forecast is on tap. After the passage of a cold front during the previous overnight, a much drier and cooler airmass is taking hold from our NW. That being said, lingering moisture from Sally became trapped in the form of low (MVFR) clouds, which has stuck around for a good portion of the day under the cooler northerly flow. As drier air has continued to work in throughout the day, these clouds have slowly eroded away from NW to SE. However, there has been enough lingering moisture in the air and daytime mixing, that as this low cloud deck dissipates and clears out, diurnally driven VFR CU has redeveloped in its place. These CU, and remaining low level clouds, should dissipate during the evening, giving way to mostly clear skies overnight. Breezy conditions have also been on tap behind the cold front, and should also diminish as we head into the evening and lose mixing.
Generally clear, calm, and abnormally cool conditions are on tap for tonight. With light northerly flow expected to continue, the lowest diurnal drop may actually be in our western valleys, so tried to account for this in the forecast. Can't rule out some fog development once more, especially in the deeper river valleys and near bodies of water. Surface high pressure will pass to our NE during the day Saturday, with mostly clear conditions expected to continue. With continued NE flow, temperatures will once again top off in the upper 60s to low 70s across the CWA.
Not much additional information to add for Saturday night. With high pressure still in control to our NE, another night of dissipating NE winds and clear skies is on tap, along with temps dropping back into the 40s. These cooler temps combined with the sinking air could lead to some fog development in the deeper river valleys and near bodies of water.
LONG TERM. (Sunday through Friday) Issued at 422 PM EDT FRI SEP 18 2020
At the beginning of the forecast period on Sunday, the upper level trough in place begins to exit eastward. Higher heights begin to build in from the west through Monday, and remain through a good portion of the forecast period, before a trough moving east across the Great Lakes causes heights to fall across the Ohio Valley Thursday into Friday. Down at the surface, high pressure dominates, sitting to our northeast and helping to drive in cooler air. By the middle of the week, the high will have shifted south and then sit roughly centered over the state by the middle of the week, only moving slightly through the next couple of days.
The main focus at the very end of the period revolves around what happens with now tropical depression 22, and how quickly it gets picked up and pushed north. Though there is still considerable uncertainty and spread among solutions, with most holding off on bringing impacts to our area until after the end of the period. So, kept with the NBM solution of keeping things dry.
In terms of sensible weather, the forecast period looks quite pleasant and particularly fall-like, especially early in the week. High temperatures will hover around low 70s through the first half of the week and lows will sink into the 40s. Temperatures will gradually start to rise moving through the rest of the week under the influence of the rising heights aloft, eventually reaching highs in the upper 70s by the end of the period. The dominant high pressure at the surface will help to keep things dry through the week.
AVIATION. (For the 18Z TAFS through 18Z Saturday afternoon) ISSUED AT 206 PM EDT FRI SEP 18 2020
High pressure continues to build into the Ohio Valley from the Upper Midwest and points northward. This drier airmass is slowly eroding away at the ongoing MVFR CIGS across SE KY at the start of the TAF period. However, these clouds are persistent and it may still be some time yet . likely into the overnight . before all clouds are able to clear out. That being said, in respect to the TAF sites, many sites have either already scattered out, or should be at some point during the 18Z hour based on the latest satellite trends. In addition to the cloud cover, breezy conditions have also been on tap behind an exiting frontal passage today, with winds generally from the north. Gusts between 10 and 15 kts have been ongoing across several of the TAF sites, and will likely continue throughout the remainder of the day, diminishing as we head into the evening.
Once clouds and winds dissipate during the late evening and into the overnight, expect clear and calm conditions to persist throughout the remainder of the forecast period (into the day Saturday).
JKL WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. NONE.
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|Middlesboro, Middlesboro-Bell County Airport, KY||3 mi||59 min||NE 3||10.00 mi||Overcast||65°F||55°F||73%||1020.7 hPa|
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